Turmeric is one of those superfoods that has had its shining moment for quite some time now. It may seem like you can’t talk about inflammation without talking about turmeric. But, are you using this spice correctly?
We’re sharing what you need to know about whether or not adding turmeric to your food is enough. Plus, three key things to watch out for to make sure that you are getting the most out of this powerful super spice.
Can You Get All The Turmeric You Need By Seasoning Your Food?
While adding turmeric to your favorite stir-frys and veggie bowls is a delicious and nutritious way to add some flavor, can you really reap all the benefits of turmeric just by seasoning your food?
Here’s the thing — if you’re only enjoying the occasional turmeric milk latte, you simply aren’t getting enough. And, if you’re only sprinkling a bit of turmeric into your stir-fry dishes, then chances are it’s not enough either.
In order to enjoy all the benefits turmeric has to offer, it really comes down to three things.
#1 Getting enough
#2 The bioavailability of the turmeric
#3 The addition of black pepper
Let’s explore each of these a bit more.
3 Things to Consider
#1 Are You Really Getting Enough Turmeric?
When talking about all the wonderful anti-inflammatory properties turmeric has to offer, it’s the curcumin we’re looking at. This is a plant chemical that’s known to hold potent antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. And, studies suggest that we need doses of turmeric with a high concentration of curcumin to enjoy all the benefits it has to offer — in fact, much higher doses than what we would be able to get from simply using turmeric as a seasoning.
#2 What About Bioavailability?
Bioavailability (aka how much of the curcumin is absorbed in the body) is another important topic when looking at how much or how effective turmeric is, whether in our diet or in supplement form.
Curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) is known for having poor bioavailability, so you would really need to consume a ton of turmeric to reap all the benefits.
The good news is that Earth Echo’s Turmeric + Ginger contains Turmipure Gold, the best, much more bioavailable form of turmeric. Plus, it makes a super easy and convenient way to get a daily dose of turmeric (no cooking required!)
#3 Black Pepper is the Secret Sauce and the Perfect Pair
Another key player in boosting turmeric’s bioavailability is piperine, an active ingredient in black pepper. It’s known to help enhance the absorption of curcurmin, up to a whopping 2,000%!
Get the Most Out of What Turmeric Has to Offer
Turmeric comes with countless potential health benefits, all thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But, in order to reap all the benefits it has to offer, we have to make sure that we are getting enough of the right kind, and that it’s also paired with black pepper to boost the absorption.
Grab your bottle of Turmeric + Ginger today and enjoy the benefits of turmeric with just two capsules per day.