WHY DOES TURMERIC NEED BLACK PEPPER TO OPTIMIZE HER HEALING POWERS? Black pepper is a super-heroine! Besides shooting out delicious heat, it also protects us with its many healing powers. And Turmeric loves her too! Turmeric is extremely popular in Asia and is a famously invaluable ingredient in Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine. Amazingly medicinal as it is, Turmeric does need a little help to be absorbed in the body. In this post we want to share the power of black pepper and why we call it 'Turmeric's side kick'.WHY DO TURMERIC AND BLACK PEPPER GO TOGETHER SO PERFECTLY? One compound that makes Turmeric so effective is curcumin, a proven and potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.Curcumin has limited bio availability, meaning it gets metabolized really fast in the gut and liver. This leaves very little time for absorption. This is where black pepper comes in. Black pepper contains piperine which inhibits the enzymes in the intestines, giving the body enough time to absorb the benefits of curcumin before it all gets digested by the gastric juices. Because piperine is able to do that, it not only increases the absorption of turmeric by a whopping 2000% but also aids the absorption of nutrients in food, medications and supplements! Piperine also aids the cells in retaining what they have absorb for longer, as well.Aside from being the ultimate side kick to turmeric, black pepper is actually a super star in its own right; not only does it add a delicious spiciness and hotness to food, it also has many healing benefits on digestive health, is an antioxidant that fights infections, and improves oral health.BLACK PEPPER IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT IN ALL OUR TURMERIC TEASBecause it is so fantastic for flavour as well as for utilizing the bio availability of Turmeric, we make sure that black pepper is one of Taka Turmeric's staple ingredients - an wow, it really blazes up all the goodness! Nature offers an abundance of powerful healing spices. For centuries, natural medicine has cultivated this gift although this knowledge isn't always readily available to everyone. We make drinking to your health easy, convenient, enjoyable and flavorful, so click our online tea shop for delicious, 100% organic, ethically sourced, sugar-free, vegan teas and blends popping with goodness. To your vibrant health!The Taka Tea(m) PS: for all our specials, giveaways and health news, follow us on Facebook and Insta. IMPORTANT NOTE: Are you on any prescription medications? Before adding something new to your diet for medicinal purposes, make sure to check with your Physician for possible counter-effects.