The world’s best-selling botanical supplement nowadays is turmeric, preceded only by flax and wheatgrass. It contains curcumin, which is used in foods because of its pleasant smell and the yellow color. We all think that everything that is natural is not toxic, but not in this case. It can’t cause any substantial side effects, but many people while consuming it had problems with nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and stomach issues. If you combine curcumin with black pepper you will be consuming as much as 29 cups of the daily dose of turmeric. This will result in increased blood levels as well as changes in the DNA in vitro.
Here is something you need to know, a few facts concerning turmeric.
*Curcumin is Difficult To Absorb*
Studies show that is far from easy to be absorbed. The poor absorption rate should be enhanced in order to enjoy the health benefits you expect to gain from the consumption of turmeric.
Numerous clinical and animal surveys have concluded that the concentrations of curcumin in urine, blood plasma, and peripheral tissues, are really low, and even not detectable in some cases, without counting the size of the dosage.
Heres some useful ways how to consume it, with that will help to stimulate and improve the bioavailability of this ingredient.
*Combine it With Black Pepper*
The black pepper has its own healthy benefits, but comine it with turmic it helps a lot, it acts as a potent adjuvant of turmeric.
When people consume a bunch of turmeric curcumin, in just one hour there will be a little bump in the level in their blood stream. We cannot notice some significant increase since our liver is working hard to remove it.
But what will happen if the process is suppressed by consuming ¼ of teaspoons worth of black pepper?
This way the levels of curcumin will improve drasticly.The amount will stay the same but its bioavailability will make the difference, boosted by 2000%.
*Heat Increases the bio availability of turmeric*
According to Dr. Sukumar, the strong substance in turmeric is curcumin, which, unfortunately isn’t easily absorbed by the organism without help. But the sauté pan and a little bit of warm water can be very helpful. Im adding turmeric in every sauté, only a ¼ of a teaspoon.
But you dont have to use it moderately, instead, use it in larger amounts. The best way to consume it is to add it in your cooking very significantly. If you have any sauté at home, just add it on.So in case when you add turmic on heated oil it became bio available.
Turmeric is fat-soluble, therefore, if mixed with fat, it will provide all its health benefits. Namely, when turmeric is combined with healthy fats, including olive or coconut oil, or ghee, through the lymphatic system, curcumin is directly absorbed into the blood, bypassing the liver.
This is extremely important as curcumin is not subjected to metabolic enzymes and remains in its free form and stays longer in the body.
Hence, in order to obtain maximum results from the use of turmeric, you should so the following:
1. In order to activate it, you should heat the turmeric before use.
2. Mix it with freshly ground black pepper in order to boost its absorption by 2.000%.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, consume it in these dosages:
-Dried, powdered root: 1-3 grams a day
-Cut root: 1.5-3 grams a day