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Turmeric, Curcumin, Black Pepper and Kratom

Introduction To Turmeric

Turmeric is a common spice that comes from the roots of the Curcuma longa plant. Curcuma longa is a plant in the ginger family, and for that reason, turmeric roots look a lot like ginger. The most notable active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin has a wide range of health benefits that have been well documented. 

The largest issue with using turmeric as a dietary supplement is that it has a low bioavailability. However, there are options to help make turmeric easier for the body to absorb.

Turmeric Health Benefits and Bioavailability

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, turmeric has been used for a really long time to treat a number of conditions. Traditionally, it was used in India and China to treat disorders of the skin, upper respiratory tract, joints, and digestive system. Today, turmeric is promoted as a dietary supplement for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, allergies, liver disease, depression, and more.

Bioavailability is the substance’s ability to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Curcumin is a polyphenol and an active part of turmeric that contains most of the health benefits. Unfortunately, when taken orally, curcumin does not absorb into the bloodstream very well. Luckily, there is an easy fix. When consumed with black pepper, the bioavailability increases by nearly 2000%. If you plan to take turmeric as a capsule, make sure to buy it mixed with black pepper. If you’re encapsulating turmeric for consumption at home, toss in a little black pepper.

Turmeric and Kratom

Turmeric is a great potentiator for kratom. A potentiator is something that enhances the effects of a supplement. Other potentiators for kratom are citrus juices, cayenne pepper, caffeine, watercress, and more. Turmeric is among the best potentiators for kratom that come with immense health benefits.

The best way to consume turmeric and kratom is to take a couple of turmeric and black pepper capsules at the same time as consuming kratom. If you want to spice it up even more, add a small capsule of cayenne to the mix!


Kratom is a wonderful addition to many people’s lives. It’s very effective on its own, but adding the additional health benefits of turmeric, and making the effects of each kratom consumption last longer can only make life better. It’s important to take care of all aspects of the body and its vitality. Many people struggle with a lot of the conditions that turmeric is known to help. If you’re looking to purchase the best kratom extract for sale or other kratom products for the best price of any GMP-certified vendor, Austin Organic Village is the place to shop!