Taking supplements is a good way to provide full coverage for health benefits that can be gained from vitamins, minerals, herbs, and amino acids. Supplements are more popular now than ever, but did you know that adding a simple black pepper extract can increase your absorption?
No matter how many supplements you take, they can only be as effective as their absorption and how bioavailable they are to the body. It’s the very reason that some people feel taking supplements is both a waste of time and money; but adding in one more supplement to your routine can make all the difference in how much your supplements can offer you.
Black Pepper Fruit Extract, trademarked under BioPerine®, can enhance absorption of nutrients and supplements by 30%. Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) has been established for its health benefits because of its high antioxidant profile and has been a staple on kitchen shelves since it became a prized spice. Now, clinical studies have been conducted with the standardized extract, BioPerine®, and they have found that the benefits of black pepper extend beyond what was previously known about the spice.
Black Pepper extract helps the intestines absorb more of the nutrients and supplements by inhibiting enzymes during the detoxification stages. It also slows down the transit time for which the intestine moves, so the nutrients and supplements stay in the intestine longer, meaning that they are able to stay longer for the maximum absorption before passing through the rest of the digestive system.
BioPerine® has been proven to maximize the absorption of herbal extracts, vitamins (both fat and water-soluble vitamins), antioxidants, amino acids, and minerals. Some of the most common supplements which BioPerine® can enhance are:
- Herbal extracts: Curcumin, Boswellia serrata, Ashwagandha, capsicum, and Ginkgo Biloba
- Fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, K
- Water-soluble vitamins: B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacinamide, C, and Folic Acid
- Antioxidants: Vitamins C, A, E, beta and alpha carotene, lycopene, pine bark flavonoids, beta-cryptoxanthin, zinc, selenium, germanium, lutein/zeaxanthin
- Amino acids: lysine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, threonine, valine, phenylalanine, and methionine
- Minerals: Magnesium, copper, potassium, iodine, manganese, iron, zinc, selenium, calcium, vanadium
Due to BioPerine®’s ability to increase absorption of oral supplements, it can also increase the absorption of medications. If you are taking any medications, it is a wise idea to check with your healthcare practitioner to make sure that the medications you are currently taking will not be negatively affected by increased absorption. In some cases, with certain medications, if you add BioPerine®, you may need to adjust the dosages and frequency.
BioPerine® is a GRAS substance, meaning that it is Generally Recognized as Safe, and it will likely be a good addition to your supplement routine. Make the most out of your supplements by adding the patented bioavailability enhancer of BioPerine®!