They are aware of the qualities of prescription drugs and alternative therapies. Most doctors in the mainstream medical community are uneducated in the therapeutic effects of herbs and nutritional supplements. Many of them are even unaware of the adverse effects of the drugs that they prescribe. So, it is doubtful that they would be aware of any side effects of turmeric that pertain
In order to avoid the most common side effects of turmeric, which are indigestion and heart burn, while still getting the health benefits, you can look for a supplement that contains piperine and has an enteric coating.
Piperine is a compound present in black pepper. It enhances the bioavailability of, or the body's ability to absorb, other nutrients, including coenzyme Q10, beta-carotene, selenium, vitamin B6 and amino acids. One study indicates that piperine increases the bioavailability of turmeric by 2000%, making high doses unnecessary.
As far as long term use causing indigestion, an enteric coating protects the stomach from it and protects it from being degraded by stomach acid. So there is a dual benefit of choosing a supplement with an enteric coating. If the supplement is well designed, doctors of naturopathic medicine suggest 50mg per day as an appropriate dosage for preventing and relieving inflammation, as well as reducing your risk of cancer and blood clots