Is the efficacy of turmeric helped by combining it with black pepper?

Research does suggest that it may be important to eat turmeric with some fat for improved absorption. While we haven't seen research showing that black pepper added to a meal with turmeric will improve turmeric's absorption, some researchers have shown that a standardized black pepper extract given in a specific dose with turmeric in supplement form may offer some benefits in this regard. As our website focuses on nutrient-rich foods and not dietary supplements, we don't answer questions on the latter. We suggest seeking counsel on your question from a licensed healthcare practitioner who is experienced in this area of health promotion.

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