Ingredient: Black pepper Extract
Biotanical source: Piper nigrum L
Plant Part Used– Fruits
Apparence: White powder
95%, 98% Piperine (HPLC)
What is black pepper extract piperine?
Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice. The spicy or “hot” taste of pepper when sprinkled on food is well known. The perception of heat is stronger when fresh pepper is used. This heat is in fact a manifestation of the biological activity of some of the active compounds found in pepper, the most notable of these being piperine.
Piperine has been shown to increase oral absorption and bioavailability of certain herbal supplements, especially curcumin, an active component found in turmeric. Research supports that combining the piperine in black pepper with the curcumin in turmeric enhances curcumin absorption by up to 2,000%
Nutritional materials which may be co-administered with piperine
In general, Bioperine could enhance absorption of nutrients by at least 20%-30%.
- Herbal Extracts: Turmeric extract, Boswellia serrata, Ashwagandha, Ginkgo biloba.
- Vitamins: B1, B2, Niacinamide, B6, B12, Folic acid, Vitamin A, C, D, E, K
- Antioxidants: Q10, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein/zeaxanthin, bioflavonoids complex
- Amino Acids & Minerals
Bioavailability and its role in nutrient absorption
Consumers pay more & more attention to the ingredients’ label.
It is a general impression that the more you consume nutrients, the more will be made use of by the body.
While bioavailability is another key step in nutrient absorption, which ultimately decides the efficacy. Various bioactives have been found to face the bioavailability as a major drawback for their pharmacological implications.