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The Benefits of Turmeric

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High quality studies show that turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It’s been used for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb. Research has shown that turmeric contains compounds with medical properties.
Those compounds are called curcuminoids. The most important one is curcumin which is the main ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin is only around 1-6% by weight. Curcumin is poorly absorbed into our bloodstream. In order to experience full effects of curcumin needs to improve. It helps to consume with black pepper, which contains piperine. Piperine is a natural substance that enhances the absorption by 2,000% so the best curcumin supplements contain piperine, and this makes them substantially more effective!