Turmeric has become the most popular herb and for good reason, it has so many health benefits. If you Google the benefits of Turmeric, you will find an amazing list of health benefits that turmeric can give you.
The Down Side:
Turmeric’s key nutrient Curcumin isn’t easy for the body to absorb.
Various animal and clinical studies on Turmeric reveal that the concentrations of curcumin in the blood plasma, urine and peripheral tissues, if detected at all, are extremely low regardless of the dosage size and to receive any medicinal benefits of this food you would need to consume it throughout the day every day.
This is why Turmeric is best taken with food. The fatty oils in the food help the body absorb the Curcumin in the Turmeric.
This is where some people are wasting their money or not seeing the full health benefits of turmeric. They are taking turmeric with the WRONG foods/ fatty oils.
When you eat trans fats (Bad fats) they actually block the molecules that make up the cell wall.
Trans Fats (bad fats) is what you get in junk foods, margarine, deep fried foods, cakes, pastries and ice cream etc. So when supplements say take with food, you have to eat the right food to enable your body to absorb the supplement and reap the benefits. Otherwise you are just wasting your money on the supplements because your body isn’t taking them in.
To give you an idea of how this works, picture you have a key that doesn’t fit the lock and you try to turn it and it breaks off in the lock and you can’t get it out. You can not then get the correct key into the lock to open it. The same thing happens to the cell wall. Your cell wall is made up of amino acids and essential fatty acids. When you block the cell wall by eating Trans Fats (bad fats) it can not take in the nutrients in the food or supplements you are taking.
This could be the reason that the results vary from person to person when taking Turmeric with food. For some it works amazingly and others not so.
How you can dramatically increase the bioavailability of Turmeric.
- Add Black Pepper.
- Consume with healthy essential Fats.
Black Pepper is a powerful medicine in its own right and a Potent Turmeric enhancer.
Within an hour of consuming Turmeric there’s a little bump in the level of turmeric in your blood stream. We don’t see a large increase because our liver is actively trying to get rid of it. But by adding even just a pinch of black pepper this process is suppressed. Then you see the curcumin levels increase dramatically. The same amount of curcumin is consumed, but the bioavailability shoots up to 2000%
How this works is, Black pepper actually slows down the process in the gut so it’s not going straight out of the gut down the drain. Black pepper keeps the turmeric longer within the digestive system allowing the body to absorb more.
Consume Turmeric with healthy essential Fats
Turmeric needs to be combined with “Healthy” essential fats in order for your body to fully absorb it and experience its amazing health benefits.
When taken with healthy fats, such as coconut, ghee or olive oil, curcumin can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system thereby in part bypassing the liver.
This is very important because less curcumin is exposed to metabolic enzymes and remains in a free form allowing it to stay in the body longer.
The “MCT’s” Medium Chain Triglycerides in the coconut oil enhances the absorption into the cells.
The MCT helps to conduct the turmeric/curcumin into the cell wall. That is why it is so important to have essential fatty acids in your food because it is the essential fatty acids that carry the nutrients into the cell.
So whats the easiest way to take your Turmeric?
Try Hansmore Organic Turmeric with MCT, No need to take with food.
Hansmore Organic Turmeric not only comes with Black Pepper to slow down the digestive process that allows your body more time to absorb more curcumin, but it also comes with MCT (medium chain triglyceride) from coconut oil that helps conduct the curcumin in to the cell walls where it is needed.
For this reason you do not need to take Hansmore’s Organic Turmeric capsules with food (healthy fats). It already comes with it. We also add extra C3 Complex 95% Curcumin concentrate to add more strength so one capsule is equivalent to 4000mg (1 teaspoon) of Turmeric.
You would need to 4 or 5 capsules of some other brands of Turmeric that are on the market to get the same benefits as 1 of our capsules.