As we know curcumin, the bright yellow pigment and the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, can’t work on its own. In order for turmeric to be absorbed by your body, it will need a helping hand.
Here are three tips on how to optimize turmeric absorption and get the most out of its boosted benefits.
1) Black pepper
Freshly ground black pepper increases the bioavailability of curcumin, making it possible for the body to absorb the curcumin. Piperine is the key active ingredient in black pepper. According to various studies, piperine helps makes curcumin bioavailable.
Since Turmeric is fat-soluble, studies suggest that curcumin in turmeric is best absorbed when combined with a fat. Coconut oil is a great source of healthy fat that blends perfectly with Turmeric. We recommend using Skinny Coconut Oil, as it’s 100% raw sustainably-sourced, chemical, and preservative-free, never heated, small batch and hand crafted coconut oil in the world.
According to an American study, boiling turmeric for up to 10 minutes increases its solubility, which will help enhance its absorption.
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