Does Curcumin need Black Pepper to work?

There have been some trending articles on the internet stating that black pepper is required in a formula for turmeric to work. We believe this to be untrue. Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a big part of Ayurveda, Siddha, and traditional Chinese medicine. Also, for many people black pepper can be a digestive irritant, which is one of the main reasons why we choose to leave it out. There have been countless studies and trials of turmeric used on its own, and our customers have experienced fantastic results with the use of turmeric just as it is. Vimergy's Curcumin is extremely potent and high quality and is a combination of the active compound of curcumin and turmeric combined. It also contains no artificial fillers, additives, citric acid, or gelatin.