I believe turmeric supplements can be hard on the digestive system for some people, I think that is one reason for taking it with meals. I love black pepper too, I'm a crazy fool for spicy food generally. I wonder if my body needs the spices ...
I'm not washing my legs unless I have to wade through pig swill. I just can't see the point of messing with my poor skin any more than I have to. But your recommendations are always spot on so I'll know what to do if I have a farmyard incident!
Jules G said:
Sybil ... if you get to the point where you want to 'wash' the area with psoriasis you could try Epaderm or Hydromol. They are both emoilients but are multipurpose and can be used in the bath as a soak and also a skin cleaner.
Back on the turmeric topic, yes bioperine is black pepper but I also noticed references to fats improving the bioavailability. Wonder if this is why they say 'take with a meal'. Not at all unusual for things to need to be taken with food to improve their processing/absorption. Just so happens that I take mine at the same time as my fish oil capsules in the middle of my main meal. I think I'll stick with that. I'm happy with the quality of the turmeric I buy, it is made in the UK to pharmaceutical standards so I know it contains exactly what it says it contains, no more and no less. Maybe just another grind of black pepper on my dinner ... as my hubby asks "are you eating any food with that pepper on your plate?" I LOVE black pepper :-)