Many recent studies have shown that turmeric is extremely healthy and beneficial for your overall health.
It has been used as a spice and also as a potent medicine for a very long time. It is related to ginger root and they are both classified as members of the Zingiberacaea family.
The three curcuminoids in turmeric are: diferuloylmethane (or also called curcumin), desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin. One of the biggest turmeric problems is its poor bioavailability and there have been many studies that have proven he concentrations of curcumin in the blood plasma, peripheral tissues, and the urine, are quite low. Bioavailability actually shows how much the body absorbs the ingested substance. Low bioavailability cannot be efficient enough for some healing purposes.
There have been many studies done on turmeric’s low bioavailability and the experts have found out that the main factor for it are the method of preparation and the route of administration. You can increase it by adding some specific adjuvants. Here are the three best ways to boost the benefits of turmeric.
Add black pepper to your turmeric
It works as a powerful turmeric adjuvant and it has many health benefits, such as: relieves dementia and Alzheimer’s, helps cure the vertigo, helps reduce cognitive malfunction, lowers the risk of cancer and cardiovascular aliments, relieves sinusitis, asthma and nasal congestion.
The black pepper helps in the process of making foreign substances go out of your liver and it makes them water-soluble. You can add only 1/20 of a teaspoon and your levels will be significantly boosted, according to Dr. Michael Greger.
Add a healthy fat to turmeric
Turmeric needs to be mixed with a fat in order the body to completely absorb it and reap all of its benefits. Dr. Joseph Mercola says that curcumin has difficulties getting into the gut, where almost 80% of the immune system lives.
You can consume the curcumin in the whole food, fresh, powdered, etc. When you consume it with fat, it can be directly absorbed into your bloodstream through the lymphatic system.
Heat increases turmeric’s bioavailability
Dr. Sukumar says that the potent ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is not easily abosrbed by the body assistance. But, a little warm oil can help a lot.
The only bad thing is that the pill is insoluble in water and the most effective way to use it is by adding it to your cooked meals.