The Power of Turmeric and Black Pepper

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The Power of Turmeric and Black Pepper

By now, we've all heard of 'TURMERIC'… the good ol' "golden spice" often used in Curry. BUT did you know the potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in turmeric may help with depression and arthritis?!?

The key compounds in turmeric are called curcuminoids. We often know these as polyphenols, which have potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties

You're probably wondering how much you need to see the effects though? Well, 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric contains an average of 200mg of curcumin. Recent studies have indicated we need 500-1000mg per day to see its true effects.

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Unfortunately though, curcumin is poorly absorbed in the bloodstream. So, this is where pepper comes in!

Pepper contains a compound known as piperine, which helps to enhance the absorption of curcumin by 2000%! Crazy huh! Most of us use pepper daily, without realising the health benefits! It can be used for nausea, headaches and digestion.

So what else this power combo of turmeric and black pepper might help with?

  • Fighting inflammation and reducing pain
  • May help to reduce cancer
  • Aiding digestion
  • Reduce the effects of Alzheimer's
  • Improved memory

So basically, add in 2-3 tablespoons of turmeric and black pepper daily to see some crazy help improvements!

Here are some products that contain this powerful combo:

Orthobolic by Blackstone Labs

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One - High Performance Coffee by Before You Speak

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Bone Broth Concentrate by Meadow & Marrow

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Shelley Back

Qualified Nutritionist

Shelley is a Qualified Nutritionist, who is currently working in the field of public health and research. Her passions for helping others stem from her own frustrations with conflicting messages related to nutrition; so, she stays curious and questions everything!

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