Curcumin vs. Turmeric

Ask Larry:
Your question: I’ve been reading some about turmeric/curcumin. Could you tell me the difference between turmeric and curcumin, and which one is better for anti-inflammatory effects? Also, is it true that it’s better absorbed if it contains black pepper? Thanks!
Larry’s Response: Curcumin is reported to be the active ingredient in turmeric, a root often used as a flavor or a spice. It is in the ginger family. It has good anti-inflammatory effects and also seems good for the heart and cardiovascular system.
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