What Makes Turmeric So Good?

Curcumin

Turmeric root is well known for its healing properties. It’s an anti-inflammatory, a strong antioxidant, and has detoxing properties. It can help with a range of health issues such as arthritis, breathing problems, and even anxiety and depression. The curcumin compound in turmeric is what is responsible for all these health benefits. Surprisingly, curcumin from turmeric has a fairly low bioavailability (bioavailability is the amount of the compound in the body that is able to have an effect). Luckily there are simple ways to increase bioavailability and make sure you’re getting the maximum amount. When piperine, the major active component of black pepper, is combined with turmeric, it has been shown to increase bioavailability by 2000%. Black pepper, heat, and combining your turmeric with a healthy fat like coconut oil all increase bioavailability and boosts your body’s absorption.

Golden Drops Turmeric Paste was created with all of this in mind. The paste started as an experiment a few years ago while we were learning about anti-inflammatory foods and how they can help with mental health. We wanted to create an easy way to add the healing benefits of turmeric to your daily routine. We use honey, coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, and of course black pepper in our formula (all ingredients are certified organic!). We also heat the turmeric in the coconut oil to increase bioavailability and reduce bitterness.

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/ https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-turmeric#1