Is Black Pepper Needed for Curcumin Turmeric Absorption?

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Is curcumin turmeric only effective when combined with black pepper? Here are the answers you have been looking for...

Benefits of Curcumin

Curcumin, the main active compound found within turmeric is a very popular supplement. Packed full of healing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is used to:

  • Support mind activity and mood balance
  • Combat free radical damage to sensitive organs
  • Decrease inflammation that triggers joint pain
  • Improve digestive function and discomfort
  • Support the immune system
  • Help prevent cancer

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Difficulties in Receiving Curcumin Benefits

When choosing to take curcumin as a supplement there are two hurdles to overcome. These are to increase the bioavailability and improve absorption of the turmeric compound. 

Let’s look at both of these hurdles and see how new formulas have found simple and effective solutions to each of these difficulties.


Curcumin molecules are hydrophobic, which means they fail to mix with water. They tend to clump together and this prevents their availability to the body.

Traditionally, this problem has been addressed by adding black pepper to curcumin supplements. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine that increases turmeric’s bioavailability. The black pepper, however, does not help with absorption.

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To overcome the absorption hurdle, medical professionals have typically recommended taking curcumin supplements along with additional fats and oils. Getting the right mix takes thought and preparation, as well as often introducing unnecessary calories.

avacado - a natural fat

The All-in-One Solution!

Now there is a simple solution that provides the many benefits of curcumin and addresses the issues of bioavailability and absorption.

ENP’s Liquid Curcumin uses a secret weapon, Cavacurmin, to provide great bioavailability and absorption. Cavacurmin is produced using a naturally occurring simple sugar and is used as a carrier to transport the curcumin to the cell membranes, where it is then ready for uptake. This process allows for absorption 40 times higher than curcumin powder and many traditional curcumin supplements.

ENP liquid curcumin

Liquid delivery further enhances the absorption of curcumin into the body. According to the Physician’s desk Reference liquid vitamins and sprays can be utilized and absorbed up to 98%.

Bonus - natural taste!

Many curcumin supplements do not taste good and are difficult to swallow. ENP’s liquid curcumin has been developed with natural flavors and designed to taste pleasant.

Now is the perfect time to try ENP’s Liquid Curcumin and discover the many health benefits curcumin has to offer.

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Sim, Debra Si Mui. “Drug Absorption and Bioavailability.” SpringerLink, Springer, Cham, 1 Jan. 1970,

“Top 12 Health Benefits of Curcumin.” Effective Natural Products, 12 Aug. 2019,  


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