Turmeric, or golden spice as we call it, is one of the most popular foods and for the right reasons.
But, how do you absorb Turmeric better?
The immense physical and spiritual benefits of Turmeric as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant have sky-rocketed it to the top of the superfood leaderboard with the likes of matcha, super greens and protein powders.
There are strong reasons why Turmeric has attracted much attention with pictures of Turmeric tea and latte in pretty much most coffee shops.
Although this sounds great, not much is said on how to boost Turmeric absorption in your body.
In this post, we’ll take a look at how to improve your Turmeric absorption naturally.
Why Can’t You Absorb Turmeric Easily?
Do you know that Turmeric by itself is pretty hard to absorb in the body?
Like Vitamin D, Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric is fat-soluble, meaning it only dissolves in fatty substances.
This means that if you take regular Turmeric Powder with water, you won’t absorb much of it.
But, with a couple of proven hacks, you can make sure your body absorbs most of it to reap the wonderful inflammatory benefits of Turmeric.
How To Absorb Turmeric Better – 2 Simple Proven Hacks
Research done on the absorption of Turmeric proves there are 2 ways to maximise absorption.
1) Add Black Pepper
Firstly, research shows Black Pepper (95% Piperine) boosts the absorption of Turmeric in the body by almost 2000%.
This is almost 20 times better than consuming Turmeric by itself.
2) Add a Fat Source
In addition, due to the fat-soluble nature of Turmeric, most good Turmeric recipes should include a fat source (like Coconut Milk or Oil) to boost absorption and bioavailability.
Next time you’re having your Turmeric Tea, Turmeric Latte, Golden Milk or sprinkling some in your curry —add a little Black Pepper and a fat source like Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil or Nuts to improve bioavailability.
For maximum absorption — DO BOTH (Add Black Pepper + FAT Source)
This will boost Turmeric absorption massively.
So, you now know 2 simple but effective and proven ways on how to absorb Turmeric better.
If you prefer to take turmeric capsules, make sure it includes Black Pepper and take it after a meal (to ensure the presence of fats).
Alternatively, if you’re more of a Turmeric Powder kind of person, add black pepper and fat to the recipe if it doesn’t have it already.
You can read more about how to easily choose between Turmeric Powder vs Turmeric Capsules.
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