The natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow color, curcumin has come into the scientific spotlight in recent years, as a number of studies examine its potential health benefits. Curcumin has been linked to various health benefits including potential protection against prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart failure, diabetes and arthritis. Two recent studies also found that daily supplements of curcumin may support healthy aging, including healthy arterial aging (and reduced CVD risk) and improved cognitive function. Researchers are optimistic that curcumin could be the next omega-3 given its wide range of benefits. The major barriers for increased acceptance in the marketplace have been limited bioavailability and manufacturing limitations, which suppliers are working to address.