TURMERIC WITH BLACK PEPPER (PIPERINE) AND OLIVE OIL
The Difference between Turmeric Pills/ Supplements and “Turmeric Golden Paste”
A lot of Turmeric pills, tonics and drinks are not very effective and sometimes a waste of money. This is because the active compounds like curcuminoids are not easily absorbed by the body without assistance.
It is not water-soluble and cannot be absorbed via the same pathways as water-based foods. So, it must be combined with a healthy fat, like Extra Virgin Olive oil, to dissolve the Turmeric in the stomach to allow the body to absorb the active components. Turmeric without an oil is ineffective.
Piperine found in Black Pepper slows the conversion of Curcumin in the small intestine allowing more time for absorption and therefore a far larger uptake. So, Turmeric without Black Pepper won’t have a high absorption rate.
Turmeric needs to be heated with water. Studies show that cooking Turmeric increases its solubility in water, it also breaks down the starches found in Turmeric before the digestion process starts which means more active ingredients are available for absorption than raw or powdered Turmeric.
BEST CURCUMIN SUPPLEMENT
Turmeric is the rhizome of the Curcuma Longa plant. Curcumin is just one of three active curcuminoids found in Turmeric, so by only having a Curcumin supplement you are missing out on all the other pharmacological benefits of Turmeric including Turmerones.
Whole fruits and vegetables possess valuable properties and should be eaten in their whole original form. To extract Bromelain and make it into a supplement is never as healthy as eating a pineapple. To extract Curcumin is never as healthy as eating the whole Turmeric.
The extraction of Curcumin as a substitute for Turmeric is often processed by large Pharmaceutical companies so they can add certain components and patent pills and supplements. In reality, Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda traditional medicines.
High concentration capsules of Curcumin are often far higher than the body can use and no research on long term health risks are available. Whereas Turmeric is not a drug but an ancient food and that can be consumed daily for your whole lifespan.