Well done guys it is a priviledge to be among such intelligent and knowledgable men who are wise and resolute enough to recognize the value of health and actively safeguard it. I have never bothered with curcumin extracts myself. I am a firm believer in whole plant medicine, and I have always felt that the whole curcumin craze is a bit overhyped, vs good old whole organic turmeric powder. Im not saying curcumin isnt amazing stuff, but I feel you can get just as much benefit from taking larger doses of turmeric, like 1.5 to 2 heaped teaspoons a day. Although curcumin has been spotlighted as the magical ingredient, Im sure there are a ton of other medicinal compounds in the powder which contribute to the infamous synergy effect. By all means take curcumin, but I think it would be better to take good quality whole turmeric (ideally organic, we also get the "double strength", for £14.80 per kg- it is actually stronger than the regular organic at £10 per kg- so pretty cheap really for the gold standard), and then consider adding a curcumin supplement on top if wished. I just feel that sometimes with supplements everybody jumps on the bandwagon, as with curcumin, and things get a little hyped out of perspective. @lazylathe dead correct as always- black pepper enormously improves curcumin absorption. Thanks to the wisdom of @C No Ego , I have also learnt about cannabimimetic compounds which we require to modulate/regulate etc our ECS. The basic idea I have grasped is that supplementing our bodies with these compounds (and essential omega fatty acids), supports our ECS and that when we are deficient in these substances, our ability to experience the cannabis high can be negatively effected. I do definitely find that increasing my black pepper intake gives me a noticebaly stronger effect from cannabis, I always take pepper with my edibles now too. My mum also noticed a difference. Apparently, the piperine in the black pepper slows down the degredation of cannabinoids inside the receptors. Warning- can work the other way "Man I'm still so high from last night." Great to see such a refreshingly open and proactive attitude towards healthy living among such an awsome bunch of vaporists. Have a good Saturday everyone, respect to all!