Easy ways to make Turmeric bioavailability in body
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high… it’s around 3%, by weight. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods. Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, you need to take significant amounts of curcumin. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream.
The main reason behind the non-availability of curcumin in body for regular users is due to its low solubility in water. But there are other ways by which one can take curcumin without its solubility coming in its way.
Black Pepper: One can use the mixture of curcumin with pepper. Peperine is an extract from the fruit of Piper nigrum (black pepper). Mixing black pepper in your diet or taking it with turmeric should help in absorption of turmeric in body. Curcumin absorption increases up to 2,000% or more with just a small amount of piperine.
Mixing with Quercetin: Curcumin can be taken as a mixture of curcumin and quercetin. Quercetin is flavonoid and is found in many plants and foods, high in quercetin include red wine, red grapes, onions, green tea, apples, cranberries, blueberries, black plums, red leaf lettuce, raw kale, chicory greens, raw spinach, sweet peppers, snap beans and raw broccoli. The best whole food source of quercetin is capers. Quercetin is a plant flavonoid that inhibits the enzyme that deactivates curcumin
Bromelain:Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme found in the fruit and, in higher concentrations, in the stem of the pineapple. It is able to hydrolyze or break down a wide variety of protein types in a range of both acid and alkaline environments.
Mixing with fats: Also mixing curcumin with fat will do. Curcumin can be mixed with coconut oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil etc.