We are often asked how KIN UKON should be taken in order to achieve optimal absorption of its ingredient curcumin - whether with fat, pepper/piperine or just as it is? 

Turmeric has received increasing positive attention for several years. The reason is the best-known complex of ingredient in turmeric - curcumin. But it is also known that curcumin has a limited bioavailability.

The bioavailability indicates the amount of a particular substance that the body can absorb and process.

In the following, we will therefore provide information about the bioavailability and different ways to improve the intake of curcumin.


There is scientific evidence that piperine, the main active ingredient in black pepper, increases the bioavailability of turmeric by 20 times. As a result of this evidence, the market is overwhelmed with a various number of turmeric-piperine combination products.

Piperine promotes digestion, but has serious side effects at the same time. It inhibits the breakdown of some substances in the body, which can be undesirable. It also increases the permeability of the intestinal mucosa - and not only for curcumin, but also for all other substances. In this way, the body's own degradation of products and foreign substances such as environmental toxins, which the intestinal barrier is supposed to protect us from, can get into the bloodstream.

Turmeric in micellar form

The production of micellar curcumin is still relatively new. With the so-called micellar technology, the fat-soluble curcumin is “packed” into small bubbles (micelles) with the help of an emulsifier, so that the curcumin can be more easily absorbed into the aqueous environment of the cells.

The bioavailability of micellar curcumin is said to be around 185 times higher than that of natural curcumin. However, the synthetic emulsifier (polysorbate 80) can contribute to intestinal flora disorders and even intestinal inflammation. Further harmful effects cannot be ruled out.

There has furthermore not yet been a study that has examined whether the effects and tolerability of micellar curcumin are better than those of “natural” curcumin. So far only the bioavailability has been examined.

In Asia, where turmeric is native, its qualities have been valued for thousands of years. The absorption of their active ingredients is promoted in a natural way:

Ingestion with fat

Turmeric enriches the diet as a delicious spice and at the same time it contributes to maintaining normal liver health. Regularly in small quantities and processed in fatty dishes – this way, the fat-soluble curcumin can better be obtained by the body. 


Fermentation is an age-old way of preserving and refining food. During the fermentation process, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino and fatty acids, secondary plant substances and enzymes are broken down very finely by microorganisms which enables the absorption much more easily. At the same time, the microorganisms ensure an increase in active substances.

Japan in particular is known for its elaborate traditional fermentation techniques that produce highly active vital substance concentrates with optimal bioavailability.


KIN UKON consists of a unique mixture of three different varieties of turmeric which, according to traditional Japanese natural science, has an synergistic effect. This means that the varieties reinforce and complement each other optimally in terms of bioavailability.

During the manufacturing process the mixture is fermented. Among other benefits, this results in an increase of the active ingredient curcumin and optimizes the absorption ability in the intestine.

In addition, the turmeric root naturally contains some fat (the final KIN UKON product contains 26g fat per 100g). Nature has therefore taken precautions, which is why KIN UKON do not necessarily have to be taken with "additional" fat. But to promote the absorption further, KIN UKON can be taken with a fatty meal.

In KIN UKON, there are therefore three ways in which the bioavailability is optimized, within the extent of nature - and thus not only in relation to bioavailability, but also in relation to digestibility.

So the maximum is not always the right thing to do. It is crucial that curcumin is absorbed by the intestine in an amount that is the right one for the body. This amount can vary from person to person. For a general guideline, we quote the US pharmacologist Dr. Jennifer Jamison: “Curcumin should only be administered in a coordinated dosage. 100 milligrams per day are considered to be well tolerated¹"- which corresponds to the intake of approx. 15 KIN UKON caplets per day².

Turmeric does not only contain curcumin, but also many other substances which mutually reinforce each other positive. Nowadays there are numerous indications that, in some cases, the consumption of turmeric makes more sense than the consumption of pure curcumin. From a holistic point of view, it is therefore advisable to focus on turmeric as a whole rather than on curcumin

KIN UKON was developed on the basis of traditional Japanese natural science in long-term collaboration with Professor Fujiya Hongo, from the Faculty of Agriculture at the Ryukyu University - Okinawa. Professor Fujiya Hongo, who is also an authority on food fermentation technology. Kin Ukon is produced under the strictest quality conditions so that we can deliver a 100% pure premium turmeric product.

100% natural turmeric, because nature knows what it is doing.

¹ Source Biological Pharmacology.

² The daily intake should not exceed 30 pcs Kin Ukon Turmeric caplets.


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