There’s a lot of misconceptions out there there’s a lot of let’s call it hype marketing out in the supplement space and a lot of people that are making promises about their turmeric supplement and you’re gonna get all of these kinds of results and the reality is some of its true some of it isn’t and so we just want to talk more about what you should be looking for when you’re looking for a turmeric supplement and how to make it is bioavailable as possible empowering you organically delivering content new trust with results you love welcome everyone to another episode of empowering you organically I’m your host Jonathan Hunsaker joined by my co-host Tara intervention hey everyone.
So today we’re gonna do a podcast about turmeric and we’re gonna talk about black pepper or Pippin there isn’t a lot of supplements we’re gonna talk about how to get the most out of turmeric I know that we’ve done other podcast in the past about turmeric but there’s a lot of misconceptions out there. There’s a lot of let’s call it hype marketing out in the supplement space and a lot of people that are making promises about their turmeric supplement and you’re gonna get all of these kinds of results and the reality is some of its true some of it is and so we just want to talk more about what you should be looking for when you’re looking for a turmeric supplement and how to make it is bioavailable as possible so the first thing I want to talk about is it’s not about black pepper or Pippin which is in black pepper well let’s go backwards a little bit first and let’s talk about turmeric you’ve probably heard about the many health benefits of turmeric and its compound curcumin and it’s a hot topic in the health industry because of its powerful benefits.
It can also be difficult to unlock the nutrients in turmeric so that your body can actually take full advantage of them and this is actually something that you’ve come up against with many of the herbs and spices and things that your body can utilize to benefit your health one popular way to make the compounds in turmeric more bioavailable is to pair it with another popular cooking spice black pepper and so this is the conversation that happens all the time you need black pepper to go with turmeric to make it bioavailable and so we want to talk about this a little bit more today to tackle this topic as Jonathan mentioned really quickly let’s talk a little bit more about turmeric before we dive fully into that conversation turmeric is a staple remedy from the traditional medicine systems of the Far East that is gaining widespread popularity throughout the West especially in the last few years as the super spice turmeric many health supportive properties are attributed to curcumin as I mentioned a key component of turmeric that’s associated with longevity curcumin is documented in the scientific literature is offering powerful support for cardiovascular neurological metabolic immune and cellular system health.
It’s also the part of turmeric just gives this root spice its rich gold yellow color but the truth of the matter is that humans have a difficult time getting all of those health benefits as we mentioned and unlocking all of that power and incomes making turmeric more bioavailable for your body was it’s a term we use often is bioavailability and to really understand what that is that just means your body’s ability to absorb that nutrient if you can’t absorb it and it can’t use it it’s just gonna pass right through you and end up in the toilet right and that’s it’s challenged with curcumin right which is the main beneficial ingredient inside of turmeric is we can only get about 3 percent of it out of turmeric and so there’s all kinds of you know marketing and ideas of like hey put black pepper with and it’s 2,000 percent more bioavailable and things like that and that is true right you can add black pepper to it the challenge is is black pepper isn’t good for everyone and there can be some side effects especially when it comes to prescription medication so black pepper or pepper rain and I know there’s some patented versions of it variations of peppering out there that make a lot of these claims that it makes it a lot more bioavailable and it does that by changing the enzymes that are in your gut which allows it to break down the turmeric and absorb the curcumin the challenge with that is.
If you take any kind of prescription medication it can also change the so that it might make it more potent or less potent more bioavailable or less bioavailable that also enhances the side effects right so if you’re on a prescription medication and then you take a turmeric supplement with pepper rain in it we’re not you know there’s there’s chances are that there’s going to be some sort of effect on that prescription medication and there hasn’t been studies for all of the medications out there they’re coming out with new ones every single day it seems like so it’s a lot riskier in my opinion to take a turmeric supplement with pip rain black pepper bio peppering things like that that that we just don’t know the side effects with your prescription med then also it can also cause issues inside of your gut for certain people what’s really interesting is you can get all of the benefit you can get the bioavailability of turmeric without all the risks of adding black pepper to it you just have to know what to look for you have to know what to find and the solution there is getting a fermented turmeric so fermentation we’ve talked about this before it starts to break down process of that ingredient botanical whatever it is that herb and it’s already releasing enzymes that start breaking it down so when it hits your body your body doesn’t have to release all of the enzyme your body may not even have the enzymes in its enzyme bank to break down some of those plants in herbs so when you ferment it it’s already starting to break it down which proves it to be that much more bioavailable and there’s studies out there.
Now that are showing fermented turmeric is as effective as adding black pepper or pepper eating without those dangerous side effects you can get with prescription meds or making your gut bleed or all these other things that come along with black pepper I think one of the interest interesting things you just touched on is enzymes in our body talk about that for a second because we just did some podcasts around enzymes how critical they are for your body and our lack of enzymes and our diets and things like that so you talked about how we may not even have the appropriate enzyme talked on that just for a second I mean so we kind of have an enzyme Bank right it’s like a bank account you have a certain amount of enzymes in your body and we use we withdraw from this bank to breakdown foods right now all food in its raw form contains the enzymes that it needs to break itself down that’s why when you leave an apple out or spinach out or things begin to rot it’s its own enzymes breaking it down the problem is when we start cooking food and we start heating it above a hundred and twelve degrees Fahrenheit now we start destroying the enzymes in that food that helps it break down so then we have to rely on the enzymes that are in our body to be able to break down that food this is why a lot of us could enjoy milk when we were kids but as we get older we come lactose intolerant because we’ve used all of the lactaid enzyme to break down that lactose when we were kids and we’re kind of out of that in our bank account now.
So now we cannot consume that same milk well it’s the same thing we don’t always have all of the enzymes at hand to break down everything that we ingest so that’s why that’s where fermentation really I mean fermentation does a few things it already releases enzymes to start breaking down that ingredient but just that fermentation process can release a whole plethora of more nutrients that are kind of unlocked it’s kind of like when you sprout a seed it unlocks all sorts of new nutrients once it’s sprouted then when you’re taking it in the raw form so it’s a quick education on enzymes but the big thing that I really want to talk about because there’s all this hype about taking black pepper with your turmeric and listen for some people you may not have any issues and you’re gonna see that the great 2000% results that they’re marketing to you but they’re not telling you about the side effects that come with the prescription meds and we see testimonial after testimonial or people talking about it over and over again about how we hurt their gut how it didn’t work for them is there a better way and it’s why we’ve never put it in our our turmeric supplements our turmeric 3 d in our Magi complex we use fermented turmeric in fact we actually ferment our turmeric three different we use three different types of fermented turmeric so we don’t for before you go there I just want to go back one second on the gut okay and Jonathan touched on this for just a second but consuming black pepper and access can damage the mucosal lining of the gut potentially causing bleeding or other injuries so you have to be really careful when you’re combining this with ingredients for the purpose of bioavailability because again as we’ve talked about many times our gut health is so critical to our health and damaging that gut lining can lead to leaky gut and other health issues that you just don’t want to see when it comes to the powerhouse that is your gut when it comes to your health absolutely and it’s just understanding like there’s just it’s hard to believe what’s out there in the space and the supplement space because people make all kinds of promises they make all kinds of guarantees.
They they throw all sorts of this study proves this and proves that and we’ve talked about this in other podcasts but we don’t know the quality of ingredient that’s actually in their supplement because of referencing the study that may have used a much more potent version or all of these other things and it’s why we’re talking about black pepper because everybody talks about the benefits of it but they’re not talking about these side effects and the reality is is you can get all of the benefits of the turmeric right the black pepper or the pepper and in there it’s not giving you any more benefit other than making the turmeric more bioavailable well if that’s the end result we can make the turmeric more bioavailable without the side effects without the issues of a affecting our prescription medications and that’s simply by fermenting the turmeric absolutely yep so and I was talking about turmeric before just because we get that question asked a lot because it’s t3d and we say it’s triple fermented we actually fermented three different ways not take one turmeric and fermented three different times we have three different types of fermented turmeric in there for that reason so that it’s more bioavailable this is another thing and I’m gonna go a little bit on a tangent here but I think the education is important you know people ask well how much turmeric is in your supplement how much curcumin is in your supplement it doesn’t matter the amount that’s in the supplement what matters is how much your body can absorb how bioavailable it is right so you can go look at a multivitamin a one-a-day that they sell it at the local grocery store that’s made with a bunch of synthetics you know for vitamin C they’re using a sorbic acid right it says fifteen thousand percent vitamin C and then you could go locate a whole food multivitamin like our by de Max and our vitamin C might be a hundred percent it’s like but there’s 15 times more vitamin C in this synthetic your body doesn’t know what to do with you your body just passes it right through and so it’s not bioavailable so this is where it’s important to really understand what’s on the label and what actually gets used in your body and so we get asked to like how much turmeric is in it doesn’t matter.
It’s how much turmeric can you absorb from it that matters yeah and I wanted to touch on something really quickly you’ll see this in show notes with studies but fermented turmeric contains more antioxidant power it says that fermented turmeric led to substantially higher plasma antioxidant concentrations in test subjects in a study that was done and then also let me see if I can find this here fermented turmeric was also shown to help improve the livers functional detoxification potential as opposed to black pepper potentiated turmeric that can inhibit natural detoxification these were studies that were done in fermented turmeric it also sat and let me see if I can find this fermenting turmeric draws out an impressive 11 percent more curcumin compared to what’s down in rhetoric yeah and the detoxification is important to that black pepper can have that side effect to where it doesn’t allow you to detox as well as you could if you have too much of it in your system so it’s just another reason and then fermented turmeric actually helps you detox even more so the pendulum swings even further that way to use a fermented turmeric I will and if you’re out there looking on Amazon and things like that definitely look for a fermented turmeric.
I highly encourage you to get a organic turmeric as well we’ve talked about the importance of organic but if you’re looking to really get the benefits of it have it be a fermented organic turmeric yep and I just want to touch really quickly you know we’re really here to educate on fermentation more than anything but I will say this fermented turmeric has some amazing benefits above and beyond what we’ve already talked about today it can increase your fat loss it can prevent impairment of learning and memory and so many other benefits and you’ll find some of these in show notes that we’ll post on our website empowering organically calm where you can read about these studies that have been done behind fermented turmeric and these amazing capabilities that it has for your body absolutely all right well this was just a quick and dirty podcast here to educate people about turmeric about black pepper about fermented turmeric why that in my opinion it’s better than any kind of turmeric supplement that has black pepper pepper in or any patent version of black pepper in it if you want to see our show notes and all of our resources and references go to empowering you organically calm.