How do I take turmeric every day?
Turmeric is available in many forms. The most common form is as a spice that’s added to food. But now, we can consume turmeric blended into smoothies, teas and lattes, mixed in with scrambled eggs or tofu, added to spiced nuts or sprinkled over roasted veggies.
However, to truly reap the benefits, rather than eating multiple curries every day, we need to consume it in a more concentrated form. That’s why turmeric supplements in the form of tablets and capsules are becoming so popular. They’re also helpful if you don’t like curries or the taste of turmeric!
Different turmeric supplements will be available in different strengths, so always check the instructions on the packaging. It’s generally accepted that taking up to 8,000mg per day is safe.
Turmeric isn’t always taken up by the body very efficiently, meaning that its ‘bioavailability’ is fairly poor. For this reason, look for turmeric supplements that also contain a substance called piperine, extracted from black pepper as this helps to significantly improve the bioavailability of turmeric.