It has been used for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, which has proven medicinal properties. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Numerous studies have found that turmeric root, containing curcumin which gives it the distinctive colour, can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, immune system, and cellular health.
Most studies use turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin, which are practically impossible to be obtained purely by diet, which is why supplements with concentrated extract have become so popular.
Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine – a natural substance that significantly enhances the absorption of curcumin – even up to 2000%. Without that pinch of pepper, most of the curcumin just passes through the digestive tract, without delivering any health benefits.
Each of our 600mg Turmeric capsules, contain 5mg of Black Pepper extract with min 95% Piperine from Piper Nigrum Fruits. Additionally, our Turmeric supplements come in HPMC capsules, which means the supplement is suitable for vegans.