Turmeric and Black Pepper Extract
Health Benefits Of The Turmeric-Black Pepper Combination
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric has long been used in India to heal the body, fight infections, and relieve pain. This makes it useful for painful conditions such as arthritis.
Add black pepper to the mix and you get an unbeatable combo for relief from chronic pain. Piperine in black pepper activates cellular receptors (TRPV1) that set off an anti-pain reaction in the body. This brings about significant relief – even from nerve-related pain, which is by and large chronic and untreatable.
Black pepper and turmeric can be your new weight loss ally. Many fitness enthusiasts swear by a combination of organic turmeric with black pepper and ginger in warm water in the morning to get rid of excess fat and activate their metabolism. If it doesn’t sound too appetizing, add a squeeze of lemon juice to it.
According to a study, curcumin directly interacts with fat cells, pancreatic cells, liver cells, immune system cells called macrophages, and muscle cells. It takes care of insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, inflammation, hyperlipidemia, and other symptoms linked to obesity. Black pepper and ginger also show similar effects against obesity and insulin resistance. Since turmeric needs black pepper to work, together these two form a potent combination to fight fat
Helps Manage Diabetes
Diabetes can cause a host of other health problems. Blood vessel damage is one such common byproduct of diabetes. Researchers have found that compounds curcumin and piperine in turmeric and black pepper help reduce oxidative stress that causes blood vessel damage to begin with! So go ahead and take turmeric with black pepper to keep diabetic complications at bay.
Though there aren’t too many studies on the subject, turmeric and black pepper have been used for centuries in ayurveda as a treatment for inflammatory disorders such as arthritis. Both these ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties. On the basis of this traditional usage, supplements with turmeric rhizome and turmeric extracts are also being used in the West for treatment and prevention of arthritis. Studies reveal that turmeric may be more potent in preventing arthritis than treating it.
Piperine in black pepper also lowers inflammation and the pain associated with it
The turmeric-black pepper combo also works its magic to keep cancer at bay. The black pepper lets turmeric do its job to its full potential. Curcumin in turmeric helps kill cancerous cells.12 Human studies illustrating the anti-cancer effects of turmeric are promising, particularly on leukemia cells, gastric and colon cancer cells, and breast cancer cells. Studies also show that cancer incidence is recorded to be low in India as compared to Western countries, where turmeric is used on a regular basis.