I ran out of Turmeric capsules so I decided to make my own! It is so much more cost effective this way too. All you need is veggie capsules and bulk Turmeric. Fill each half of the veggie capsule with Turmeric then put them together! So easy and not even as messy as you’d think, maybe just wear some gloves if you don’t want your fingers to turn yellow. One day I’ll treat myself to a capsule filling machine but for now this works just fine.
And if you don’t know much about Turmeric then let me fill you in. Turmeric is an Adaptogen which means it works to counteract the effects of stress in the body. It has an active ingredient in it called Curcumin which is a powerful ant-inflammatory. Studies show it to be as effective as over the counter pain medication and a much safer alternative. Curcumin also boosts serotonin and dopamine to help with memory and mood. Turmeric is also an amazing antioxidant that fights free radical damage. Those are just a couple reasons why I take Turmeric daily but it’s benefits go way beyond that!
You can give your Turmeric a boost by adding a little Black Pepper to the capsules. Research shows that adding Black Pepper to Turmeric can help the Curcumin in Turmeric to be better absorbed. It’s not necessary but a very good idea! I incorporate Black Pepper into most of my meals getting it’s benefits that way.