How can we increase the bioavailability of turmeric in the body ?
Turmeric has low solubility in water it can be taken with warm water to increase solubility and but still not entirely known how much warmth impacts the absorption. Although turmeric has low absorption it should be taken and enhanced with some products.
Here you could find some products that you combine with turmeric to get more benefit.
Black pepper aids the absorption of curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, and thus increases the amount of curcumin that the body can absorb. So if you are cooking with turmeric, be sure to add some black pepper to the food.
Mixing with fats
One of the main reasons behind the low-availability of curcumin in the body is due to its low solubility in water. Therefore you can mix turmeric with oils, such as coconut oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil etc.
Mixing with quercetin
Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid) that is found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, red grapes, lemons, onions, green tea, apples and berries. Quercetin inhibits a certain enzyme that deactivates curcumin. Fruits with a dark red or blue color (cranberries, blueberries and black plums) have the highest quercetin content. Vegetables that include quercetin are red leaf lettuce, raw kale, chicory greens, raw spinach, sweet peppers, snap beans and raw broccoli.
Ps: While turmeric can be added to many dishes, the curcumin is sensitive to heat, so don’t expose turmeric to prolonged heat. If you wanna find some recipes of turmeric click here.