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Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? any downside?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes,not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation,is good for brain,heart and liver,thins blood,protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl.com/o2eknpt

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Last updated Apr 28, 2019

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