Does black pepper improve the absorption of curcumin? If so, why isn't it in the Turmeric Gold?

The simple answer is yes. Check out our article on extraction methods to learn more. We use Long Pepper, a spicy little peppercorn from the same family as black pepper in our wholistically extracted turmeric. This family of plants contain a constituent known as piperine which works synergistically alongside curcumin to improve absorption.

It’s not an ingredient in our turmeric gold tea, because we’ve picked plants that really bring out the true flavour of turmeric without overpowering it. Turmeric was also used in this way for many thousands of years and, even without long pepper, can be incredibly beneficial.