So my site should really be called The Turmeric Adventures. I consume a ton of it. For all my Lyme related kinks, for major inflammatory control, to inhibit the big c.
But did you know that when combined with Black Pepper, whose active ingredient is Piperine, Turmeric's Curcumin bioavailability to our bodies is increased by 2000%? Pretty amazing. One problem with Curcumin is its low levels of bioavailability as much of it gets metabolized before it can be absorbed. Piperine is known to inhibit certain intestinal digestive enzymes, so this increases the amount of any drug or supplement that can be absorbed by the body. Piperine can also trigger TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1) in the body, which can reduce pain. So it makes it a wonderful companion to Curcumin for an effective pain management option.