Before taking turmeric these are the 5 things you need to know
1. How much to take: The most common amount of turmeric recommended is 1 teaspoon full. This is what most health and nutrition experts advise and is also in line with the University of Maryland Medical Research Center's recommendation of 1-3g per day.
2. How often to take Turmeric: Curcumin the active compound in turmeric stays in your system for approximately 6-8 hours so it's important to split your daily dose throughout the day. Morning and evening work best.
3. Black pepper: Turmeric needs to be consumed with black pepper as it is not easily absorbed by your body. Curcumin is quickly metabolised and excreted by the liver before it has a chance to be absorbed and made available for your body to use. Piperine, a natural compound within black pepper helps to increase the absorption and bio-availability of curcumin by up to 2000%.