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We recently sat down with our Research & Development scientist, to discuss why Nuvothera Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin chose to go pepper-free, and why adding pepper does more harm than good.   Why do some turmeric supplements contain black pepper? Some companies have added black pepper extract (bioperine) to their formula to increase absorption. The addition of black pepper causes an absorption rate to be increased by 2,000% and the metabolic breakdown of the curcuminoids can be reduced, both of which increase bioavailability. However, this addition to turmeric formulas can have adverse effects that we did not want in our Nuvothera...

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