3 Healing Herbs

…The only problem with curcumin is that it is notoriously poorly absorbed. That’s why many supplements also contain quercetin and/or piperine, compounds that enhance its bioavailability. Another option (and the one I prefer) is to look for a product that binds curcumin to phosphatidylcholine…

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The Healing Power of Pepper

…increases the absorption and bioavailability of nutrients and other substances. When piperine is taken with certain supplements, it increases blood levels of those nutrients. For example, adding 5 mg of piperine to 120 mg of coenzyme Q10 for two weeks resulted in a 30 percent higher blood level of…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…curcumin by adding a little spice to your life. Eat Indian food and use turmeric when cooking meals at home. * If you prefer to take supplemental curcumin (often called turmeric extract), aim for 1,400 to 1,800 mg per day. For improved absorption, look for a product containing bromelain or piperine.

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