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Blog - Benefits of Piperine as a Dietary Supplement

Black pepper and long pepper both contain the alkaloid piperine. It has a reputation for improving the bioavailability of specific nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. Taking supplements containing piperine may have the following advantages:

  • Increasing nutritional absorption: Studies have shown that piperine can improve the absorption of nutrients by up to 2000%, including beta-carotene, selenium, and curcumin (a compound found in turmeric).
  • Increasing metabolic rate: Piperine may assist raise the body's metabolic rate, which could promote fat burning and weight loss.
  • Enhancing cognitive and memory processes may also result in improved brain function.
  • It has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory properties that may help lower the chance of developing some chronic conditions.
  • Antioxidant properties: It may also have antioxidant properties that may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

It's important to note this information has not been verified by the FDA.  As more studies are conducted, we may gain more understanding of the potential benefits of piperine.  As with any supplement, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional before taking piperine.

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