Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which promotes good health. Adding black pepper can improve the absorption of cucurmin in our bodies. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine. It has been used to relieve headaches, nausea, sore throats, and poor digestion.
If you take turmeric with black pepper, the piperine can boost absorption of cucurmin by 2000%. This is because piperine is good at improving the bioavailablility of other substances in the body, and you only need a pinch of pepper with your turmeric.