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Turmeric useful to inhibit H.Pylori
What is Turmeric for?
Turmeric contains the phytonutrient curcumin. Research has established that curcumin has been shown to actively inhibit the growth of H.pylori and therefore help to maintain the integrity of the protective mucosal lining of the stomach and small intestine.
Helicobacter pylori is the bacterium that can live within the mucosal lining of the stomach and erode the protective barrier. Once this barrier is weakened, stomach acid can come into direct contact with the cells of the stomach wall and damage them.
Curcumin, the most active compound in turmeric has also been shown to be a potent anti-inflammatory agent. It provides a vegan alternative to other anti-inflammatory supplements including fish oils.
Piperine is Vital for Turmeric absorption
Turmeric supplements will only benefit the user if they can be absorbed. To be absorbed, turmeric must be filtered by the liver and it has been found that even consuming as much as 2000mg of turmeric is unlikely to be detected. However, including piperine, an active ingredient of black pepper, enhances the absorption of many different nutrients including for example beta carotene, Coenzyme Q10 and curcumin from turmeric.
The bioavailability of the curcumin compounds from turmeric were increased by 2000% in one study when piperine was included in the formula.