Taking Turmeric? It’s Not Doing Squat Unless You Are Taking Other Things Too

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If you are taking turmeric or curcumin supplements because you know that they are super beneficial, good for you!


If you aren’t, now would be a good time to start. There are three active curcumioids that are found in this spice and all of them have powerful healing capabilities. Curcuminoids contain anti-inflammatories, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, and powerful antioxidants that prevent premature aging.

Because of all of these compounds, curcumin can help lower body fat levels and help to avoid inflammatory diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pancreatitis, and even certain types of cancer.

Does this all sound too good or too easy to be true? Well, in a way, it is. The catch here is that curcumin has a low bioavailability. This means that your body has a hard time absorbing curcumin, which means that you don’t get very much out of the supplements you may be taking. Of course, you could try to consume even more of it, hoping that you can get your body to absorb more, but wouldn’t it be easier to simply increase the bioavailability of curcumin?

You can greatly increase the bioavailability of curcumin by simply adding a few things to your diet when you take your supplement.

Does that sound easy? It is! Keep reading and find out which foods you can take to turn those curcuminoids from a drop in the bucket to a waterfall!


1. Black Pepper

Yep, we are talking about the same black pepper you probably have sitting on your kitchen table right now. When we add black pepper to turmeric, we increase the bioavailability of curcumin by as much as 2000 percent! You don’t have to take a mouthful, just a little pinch will do the trick. Just swallowing one peppercorn with your turmeric supplement will give you all the bioavailability you could ever want!

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