Is Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid Supplement Safe for Kids?

Date Posted:26 March 2019 

Many people ask us ‘Is Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid supplement safe for kids?’ Parents concerns are very understandable because PFE Turmeric Plus is an herbal extract, containing ethanol. The short answer to this question is ‘Yes, PFE Turmeric Plus is safe for kids’, but as a parent you will want a more qualified answer. We only want the best for our children, and we certainly don’t want to give them anything that will be of harm to their developing bodies and minds.

Firstly, PFE Turmeric Plus is produced here in Australia. It is produced in a laboratory which adheres to Australian standards for Herbal Extracts.

Secondly, PFE Turmeric Plus is an Australian Therapeutic Drugs Administration (TGA) listed product. Look for the AUST L number on all herbal medicines to ensure that they are approved by the TGA. This Australian Government agency assures the safety and effectiveness of medicines and herbal extracts.

Thirdly, a healthy metabolism is well adapted for processing small amounts of ethanol. And children can metabolise alcohol even faster than adults. Much of the food we choose for our children, like apple juice or bananas contains sugars. As our body systems metabolise these sugars, they are turned into ethanol. Surprisingly, the ethanol a child is exposed to in a single dose of an herbal extract medicine is considerably lower than they would be exposed to by drinking a glass of apple juice or eating a ripe banana!

Read This Report

In 2010, a discussion paper was released by the European Medicines Agency. You can view this report, ‘an overview of comments received on a reflection paper on ethanol content in herbal medicinal products and traditional herbal medicinal products used in children’ here.

In a nutshell, the report concludes that parents cannot avoid administering ethanol to children, and never have in human history – because children eat! Certainly, administration of medicines containing ethanol should be kept to a minimum, and over as short a time as possible. As an herbal extract containing ethanol, PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid supplement is safe for kids at the recommended doses. Regardless, it is always recommended to seek the advice of your medical specialist, particularly when our children’s health is concerned.