Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/30/2015 -- Curcumin is the most popular compound in turmeric due to the myriad of health benefits associated with its use. There are many curcumin supplements available in the market today, and there are those thought to be highly therapeutic.
Curcumin supplements with black pepper are believed to be the best ones in the market. Black pepper contains a key chemical called piperine, which is the same as the chemical capsaicin in chili. Both curcumin and black pepper have been studied to determine the therapeutic benefits they can offer individually or together.
"One of the most popular uses of black pepper when combined with curcumin is its bioavailability enhancing ability," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
Curcumin has long been believed to be therapeutic. However, it is also not a secret that the healing ingredient is low bioavailable. This means that once it gets inside the body, it gets metabolized before absorption.
According to a study, the serum levels may be quite low even if 2g of curcumin was ingested. However, when curcumin was combined with 20mg piperine its bioavailability increases by 2000 percent. This means that black pepper can be an ideal add-on of curcumin.
Individuals who use turmeric powder in preparing beverage and dishes may also add black pepper. For those who use curucmin supplements, it is best that they choose products that contain black pepper extract.
In addition to its bioavailability-enhancing effects, it is also thought to trigger the TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1), which results in pain reduction. Piperine is a popular ingredient in analgesic creams, which are used to relieve pain on the skin.
Curcumin supplements are also a safer alternative to pain relief drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to fight inflammatory conditions. These medications, especially when used on a long-term basis, can cause serious side effects.
Many individuals who suffer from inflammation-related conditions such as arthritis are using curcumin supplements as an alternative to pain relief drugs. While it is believed to be as effective as pain relief drugs, it can also be used in combination with these medications.
Consumers who want to take the best advantage of the therapeutic effects of curcumin may use supplements that contain BioPerine. BioPerine is a black pepper extract that has bioavailability-enhancing abilities.
Most of the best curcumin supplements available in the market today contain BioPerine. They also have high curcumin percentage, which makes their therapeutic benefits even stronger (www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-BioPerine-Pepper-Extract/dp/B00VSVKJ8I/).
About Divine Bounty
Divine Bounty is a family-owned brand that manufactures high-quality turmeric curcumin supplements. Passionate about the potential health benefits of turmeric, the team behind Divine Bounty have carefully researched and sourced only the best ingredients to create the ideal blend of turmeric curcumin.
More details are available at http://www.DivineBounty.com
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