💛 Tips To Increase Absorption of Turmeric : 🧡
Turmeric is a powerful anti inflammatory
It helps to combat conditions like,
✅ Rheumatoid Arthritis,
✅ Osteo Arthritis,
✅ Liver Cirrhosis,
✅ Inhibit Cancers,
✅ Improve Cognitive Function,
✅ Enhances Weight Loss,
✅ Decreases Insulin Resistance
✅ Decreases Leptin Resistance,
✅ Prevents Heart Attacks,
✅ Prevents Hypoglycemia,
✅ Liver and Kidney Protective properties,
✅ Anti Bacterial Properties,
✅ Blood Clot Suppressing Properties.
Why Activating Turmeric is a Must ?
🔸 Curcumin (the major active compound in turmeric) is poorly absorbed in the body and has minimal impact on blood levels when taken alone.
Most of the curcumin is absorbed directly into the lining of the liver and stomach wall, as opposed to the bloodstream, where we want it in order to reap the health benefits.
How To Increase Absorption From Turmeric or Curcumin ?*
⚫ 1. Sprinkle Black Pepper :
Piperine, a compound found in Black Pepper that’s responsible for its pungency, can greatly improve absorption of turmeric in the body.
In one study, when taken with 20 mg of piperine per 2.2 pounds of body weight, piperine improved the bioavailability of turmeric by 2000%.
🥛 2. Eat It With Good Fat :
Turmeric is fat soluble – meaning it dissolves in fats.
Without the fats binding it, the turmeric struggles to make it through the liver and stomach without being absorbed prematurely, and into the small intestines where it can be transferred through to the blood.
So, by eating the turmeric with good fats, like, Flaxseed Oil, Avocado, Olive, Coconut Milk, Almond Milk or Coconut Oil, you’re more likely to absorb more of it into your bloodstream.
This is also why golden lattes are so popular. They all involve dissolving a turmeric paste with coconut milk (which is where the fats come in) and usually include the required pepper too.
🍇 3. Eat It With Purple Foods :
Quercetin is a Flavonoid found in many plant foods such as Onions, Capers, and Serrano Peppers, Berries, Red Grapes, Apples, Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar and is known to inhibit an enzyme that inactivates curcumin.
Adding turmeric to Quercetin-rich foods can increase the absorbability of turmeric in the body.
🔥 4. Heat Up :
Heat is said to increase the solubility of Curcumin by 12 times, which may also increase its bioavailability in the body.
🍝 4. Make A Paste For Golden Lattes :
You can pre-activate your turmeric for bed-time brews by mixing it with Pepper and simmering on the stove for a while.
The paste can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
🔹 Dosage :
500mg to 2000mg per day (1-3mg/kg).
✍🏻 Note :
Regardless of how you’re choosing to activate your turmeric, always make sure you get high-quality organic turmeric, preferably raw turmeric, not the ones commonly found in spice shops. Reference from book of some useful species from encyclopedia book