For best results, timing is everything.
Turmeric has been a mainstay of traditional medicines—and some pretty incredible cuisine—for thousands of years. But don’t be so quick to dismiss this powerful adaptogen as just another health food fad. Turmeric is a source of curcumin, which has been widely studied for its believed positive effect on a number of conditions:
Consuming turmeric in your favorite recipes isn’t enough to get its many possible health benefits, though, because the curcumin in turmeric has what’s called poor bioavailability. Essentially, your liver and intestine metabolize curcumin and remove it from your system quickly, before all the good bits can take hold. To gain the maximum advantage from curcumin, you need to be aware of the best time of day to take turmeric supplements and know how much you need to take in order to reap the rewards.[Read more…]