I received many, many replies regarding my post on Turmeric, some have been taking it for a while and feeling the benefit, some have just started...like me...many about to start. Some taking in capsule/supplement format others in it's raw root format, which is the best way if you can get it.
Some talked about adding it to rice, salads, curries etc which is all very good and Turmeric in it's natural state for is good for you, but unless you are adding black pepper you will not get the full benefit.
When you add black pepper to Turmeric you increase the bio availability by as much as 200%, that is when you really feel the benefit.
Some people asked me about dosage and through my research, from a number of web sites it seems to me that the correct dosage is 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, twice a day.
Many ways to take it, i just add it to my daily fruit/veg smoothie.