Experts Reveal Why Black Pepper Boosts the BioAvailability of Turmeric


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2015 -- There are many herbs and spices nowadays that are believed to contain very powerful therapeutic substances, and one is turmeric. While this ancient medicinal spice is associated with a myriad of health benefits, it is also believed to have a low bioavailability.

Experts reveal why black pepper boosts the bioavailability of turmeric. This ancient spice contains a powerful ingredient called curcumin, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Curcumin is used to increase protection against various ailments. It is also a popular natural remedy among individuals with arthritis who want to achieve pain relief and improved mobility.

"Many years ago, black pepper was shown to increase bioavailability of certain nutrients. In the 1920s, scientists found that black pepper has the ability to increase the anti-asthmatic properties of Adhatoda leaves," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

According to experts, 5 percent of turmeric is composed of curcumin. This ingredient gives turmeric its yellow color. On the other hand, 5 percent of the weight of black pepper is comprised of the piperine compound. Piperine provides pepper with its pungent flavor.

There are several ways that the liver eliminates foreign substances from the body, and one is to make them water soluble and easily excreted. Black pepper works by inhibiting this process. When curcumin is taken in huge amounts, there will only be a little change in the blood stream level. There are only little changes because of the fact that the liver is trying to get rid of curcumin. It is believed that when it is taken with black pepper, the curcumin levels will skyrocket.

"The good news is that the most reputable herbal companies nowadays are offering curcumin supplements that have BioPerine, which is a black pepper extract," added O'Sullivan.

Curcumin and black pepper are believed to be one of the best nutrient combinations today. Curcumin intake is associated with a variety of health benefits such as those favorable to individuals who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other ailments caused by inflammation.

Today, people use turmeric and black pepper together in preparing for a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes. These two healthy kitchen ingredients are known to add flavor and nutrients to food and beverages. There are also individuals who use curcumin supplements that also contain black pepper extract.

Curcumin supplements with the black pepper extract called BioPerine are widely popular nowadays. Many arthritis sufferers have reported some noticeably positive changes in their condition by using the natural alternative (

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Benjamin Lasance