Has anybody experimented with taking black pepper along with C/L? According to reports, it enhances the bioavailability of several drugs and herbs. One of the most often-referenced studies is about how it greatly enhances the bioavailability of curcumin (the beneficial compound in turmeric). However, I haven't been able to find anything about black pepper enhancing the effect of C/L.
About an hour ago, I liberally peppered (no pun intended) two crackers with freshly ground black pepper and ate these with my C/L pill on an empty stomach. The only thing I can report so far is that it made me a little nauseous and two minutes after I took it, I had to make a quick get-a-way to the bathroom. (One of it's effects reportedly is that it coordinates digestive contractions. It certainly did that.)
Has anyone done any of their own experimentation with black pepper?