Lots of people are aware of tumeric as a powerful natural health supplement , having been used in Ayurvedic medicine over 5,000 years ago! It contains Curcumin which gives it it’s bright yellow colour and is is used as an anti inflamitary.
Black pepper in its own right, also, has an abundant amount of health benefits. It is a great source of manganese, which helps the body form connective tissues, bones and sex hormones.
Why should we take them together? Well black pepper increases the bio availability of cumin.
The reason that black pepper enables this increase is due to piperine a compound found in black pepper, which slows our liver from metabolising the curcumin too quickly and removing it through urine. By slowing this process our body is able to utilise more of the curcumin and its beneficial effects.