the benefits of taking turmeric with black pepper

In recent years, turmeric has quickly started taking over the health food world, and it’s easy to see why. This root of the turmeric plant has been a cornerstone of traditional medicine in countries like India for hundreds of years, often cultivated for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These great wellness benefits are a big part of the reason why we include turmeric in some of our all-natural CBD products. You may have noticed that we like to pair it with the humbler spice, black pepper, and there’s a very good reason for that.

This is why you should always mix turmeric and black pepper.

what is turmeric?

cooking with turmeric

Turmeric is a flowering plant of the ginger family native to parts of Southeast Asia and India. Most are familiar with turmeric as the flavor-packed, bright orange spice that gives Indian curries their signature color and taste. However, turmeric has also been used to flavor drinks, create dyes and, of course, as a supplement in traditional medicine systems for many generations.

Turmeric is home to a host of healing compounds known as curcuminoids. Curcuminoids are to turmeric what cannabinoids are to cannabis — dozens of naturally occurring molecules that hold beneficial potential for the human body. There is one curcuminoid known as curcumin that stands above the rest in its healing capacities, appearing to be the key behind turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

While the majority of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties come from curcumin, the compound does have one big problem. It has low bioavailability, meaning it’s rather difficult for your body to absorb it.
Don’t fret, though, because there is a very simple way to boost your body’s ability to absorb all the great properties of curcumin. All you have to do is mix your it with a bit of black pepper.

black pepper and turmeric: better together

For many of us, black pepper is a must-have at every meal. Not only is black pepper guaranteed to improve nearly every meal imaginable, but it’s also a health nutrient powerhouse in its own right.

You see, black pepper contains a compound known as piperine. Like curcumin, piperine also has anti-inflammatory properties, but it has another powerful secret, too. Piperine can significantly increase your body’s ability to absorb curcumin. In fact, some research suggests mixing black pepper with turmeric improves curcumin absorption by up to 2,000 percent.

While scientists have yet to discover exactly how piperine improves curcumin absorption, there are some running theories. The most widely accepted theory suggests that piperine inhibits the liver’s ability to breakdown curcumin. By slowing down the breakdown process, piperine gives your body more time to absorb the curcumin, allowing you to get more of curcumin’s highly beneficial properties.

bring it all together, with cbd

cooking with cbd

When brought together, black pepper and turmeric bring a seriously powerful wellness kick to anything you add them to. And when you add CBD into the mix, things go to a whole new level.

CBD is already great for helping you recover from your post-workout strain — especially if you’re using all-natural full spectrum CBD; like we make here at Pachamama. Combining CBD with turmeric and black pepper only makes things better. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and black pepper fortify CBD’s own ability to fight exercise-related pain, resulting in relief that is superior to anything that these products could provide on their own. Not to mention the benefits CBD, turmeric and black pepper will all have on your daily detox routine.

So go ahead, place a drop of our Black Pepper Turmeric full spectrum CBD oil under your tongue or in your next meal, and let this incredible wellness cocktail work its magic. Your sore muscles will be glad you did.

Detox and heal up with Black Pepper, Turmeric and CBD.

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