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Bioperine: Benefits of this black pepper extract.

Posted by Wei Bin Wong on

Bioperine, a black pepper derived substance from the “The King of Spices” the black pepper is a patented extract from it. It has been used as an enhancer of bioavailability for more than 20 years and is also called Piperine. Its main features include the increase in bioavailability of various nutritional compounds because of it as mentioned previously. It also is the only source of piperine that has been substantiated by various clinical researches for safe and efficient nutritional usage. The benefits ensued upon taking bioperine is an object of attention of this article and have been laid down below for your service:

BioPerine Black Pepper

Nutrients Absorption:

The most basic and best feature of Bioperine is the increased absorption of nutrients effects from intestines. This effect is called the “bioenhancement”. Piperine, as it is informally called has been shown to increase the absorbing of Vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamin B-6, coenzyme Q and vitamin A as suggested by “Journal of Ayruveda and Integrative Medicine”. It is well suited for people suffering from nutritional diseases such as malabsorption of nutrients and malnutrition.


Modulator of Immune System:

The primary function of our immune systems is to destroy foreign invaders in the body, but it has a tendency of malfunctioning. Piperine has been proven to decrease the inflammatory conditions stemming from faulty immune system. The “European Journal of Pharmacology” suggested in 2010 that Bioperine decrease the communication of lymphocytes of the immune system, thus slowing them down. It is also beneficial against the disease called gout, which is identified by strong immune response against uric acid

crystals found in the body. This has been proven in a study published by “Inflammation” in 2011, hence it can be used to treat gout.


It is Anti-tumor:

A publication of “Clinical Laboratory Science” in 2008, that this Piperine also has anti-cancer properties as it inhibits the growth of cells found in colon cancer by grown in a lab. The exact mechanisms are not known, but whether is it effective in real cell grown in a human remains to be seen.



It is also an Antidepressant:

It may also act as an antidepressant and may provide some activity for it, but this is not established enough. After a trail of Piperine test done on the rats, it was found that it indeed did have antidepressant and cognitive-enhancing capabilities. The findings of this trail were published in “Food and Chemical Toxicology” in 2008. Another one published in “Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior” in 2009 found that it increases the neural transmission of dopamine and serotonin. These are usually deficient

in individuals found to be depressed. The clinical trials taking Bioperine for testing to verify if this benefit can be reaped from it are needed.


Potential Side effects:

There are no known side effects relating to this supplement, but it is suggested that it should not be taken without proper consultation or doctor. Some animal tests suggest that it may have reproductive toxicity. It also has been suggested that it should not be taken with another supplement or medicine.


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