Balances Blood Sugar
Studies have shown that the blood sugar-lowering effects of turmeric are seen only in individuals with dysglycemia or abnormal glucose levels. But let’s be clear! Turmeric does not lower glucose levels in non-diabetics or cause hypoglycemia in HEALTHY individuals. The antioxidants contained within this root have reduced blood glucose levels and improved insulin resistance by lowering serum-free fatty acids and increasing fatty acid oxidation within the body.
This is excellent news for those with type-2 diabetes and even pre-diabetics. Turmeric has low bioavailability and should be consumed with black pepper. As we’ve learned, piperine in black pepper enhances turmeric absorption. Therefore, it demonstrates much better glucose-lowering effects when taken with piperine.