Black pepper extract with a high dosage of piperine
Black pepper extract Piperine is a vegetable supplement with black pepper extract (Piper nigrum), with a high dosage of piperine. Piperine is considered to be the active ingredient in black pepper and helps promote the absorption of certain nutrients. One capsule of Black pepper extract Piperine contains 5 mg piperine, and is recommended before meals for best effect.
- Black pepper extract Piper nigrum
- A high dosage of piperine - 5 mg per capsule
- Promotes the uptake of certain nutrients
- Before meals
What is black pepper extract and piperine?
Piperine is the active ingredient in black pepper (Piper nigrum) and the main reason for the strong and burning taste of pepper. Piperine has interesting properties and has been studied for its effect on the nutrient uptake of certain substances, where it has been shown to optimise the intake of these substances. Among other things, piperine has proven to be particularly effective with curcumin (turmeric), beta-carotene and vitamins and minerals. Piperine is effective in inhibiting enzymes that break down certain nutrients, which means that the substance stays longer in the body and thus has a better bioavailability. Contrary to what one might think, black pepper extract and piperine are also gentle on the stomach.
Piperine also appears in dietary supplements that are marketed in connection with energy metabolism. Piperine in pepper acts as the equivalent of capsaicin in chili fruits, where they both represent the strong taste and the active substance in the plants. Spicy foods with these substances can give you a warm feeling in the body, a so-called thermogenic effect. An increased body temperature also has an energy burning effect as more energy is used for heat.
Does piperine have side effects?
Because piperine is an inhibitor of certain enzymes, this can also affect some medications and over-the-counter drugs.