I started using turmeric in paste form for my senior dog a few years ago. She would act like a puppy again whenever I gave it to her. I started taking it for a while and then stopped. As I am getting older I wake in the morning stiff and body aches. My husband suffers from gout and other ailments. A friend of mine who suffers from a medical condition where she gets cysts on her chest and under her armpits. I forget the name of the condition. She suggested we try turmeric in pill form. Because my husband does not like the taste of it otherwise. She swears by it! It has helped her so much. We have been taking it regularly for the past two weeks and I for sure have noticed that I am not so stiff in the mornings and in general feel much better. I highly recommend taking this to anyone. Even if you just take it for daily health benefits.