** Black Pepper enhances the bio-availability of Turmeric
Turmeric contains ‘curcumin,’ a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Curcumin inhibits many molecules known to play a major role in inflammation. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, and then stimulates the body’s own anti-oxidant enzymes. Curcumin boosts brain levels of the hormone ‘BDNF,’ which increases the growth of neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.
Curcumin also has beneficial effects in combating heart disease as it improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and anti-oxidant. Curcumin leads to several changes on a molecular level that can help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer. It can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation - many studies show that curcumin treats the symptoms of arthritis and is often more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs. A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression without the side effects. Most of the curcumin ingested gets metabolized before it is absorbed by the body. Research indicates that ‘Piperine,’ (pepper) helps make curcumin more bio-available. This could be because it inhibits certain intestinal digestive enzymes that in turn increase the amount of any drug or supplement available to the body.
Turmeric w/Black Pepper
Ingredients: Turmeric, Black Peppercorn and Ginger in Veggie Caps. Suggested Use: For maintenance; take 2 capsules before meals or as directed, please email or call us for consultation if any questions. If you are pregnant, nursing or under doctor care and taking pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your doctor or Health Care Professional before use. Not recommended for children.