BioPerine® is the only product sourced out of piperine to obtain a patented status for its ability to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds.
Secondly, it is the only source from piperine to have undergone clinical studies in the U.S. to substantiate its safety and efficacy for nutritional use.
BioPerine® is an extract obtained from the black pepper fruit that is cultivated in the damp, nutrient-rich soil regions of southern India. The delicate pepper berries are harvested just prior to ripening and then sun dried to assure optimum maturity and quality. The extract of piperine, called BioPerine® in the patented form, has been clinically tested in the United States.
BioPerine® significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption.
How does BioPerine® work?
The metabolic process that generates energy at the cellular level in the human body is called thermogenesis. Though thermogenesis has been identified as a key factor in maintaining weight loss, it has also been identified as playing an integral role in utilizing the daily food and nutrients that the human body consumes. It sets in motion the mechanisms that lead to digestion and subsequent gastrointestinal absorption. Piperine, in the patented form of BioPerine® enhances the body`s natural thermogenic activity-hence the term Thermonutrient®.
This enhancement may be explained as a means of increasing the thermal energy sufficient to “power up” the mechanism related to thermogenesis. This in turn results in increased metabolic processes that creates a “demand” for “supply” of a broad range of nutrients that contribute to metabolism, i.e. vitamins, minerals, herbals, amino acids, etc. It is as if BioPerine® activates a metabolic paddle wheel, of sorts, that selectively provides a more efficient mode of nutrient transportation into the blood.
The Advantages of BioPerine®
BioPerine® is the only product sourced out of piperine to obtain a patented status for its ability to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. Secondly, it is the only source from piperine to have undergone clinical studies in the U.S. to substantiate its safety and efficacy for nutritional use.
The nutritional materials which may be co-administered with BioPerine® are the following groups:
Herbal extracts : e.g. Curcumin, Boswelia serrata, Ashwaganda, Ginko biloba and more.
Water-soluble vitamins : e.g. Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Niacinamide, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic acid and Vitamin C.
Fat-soluble vitamins : e.g. Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K
Antioxidants : e.g. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein/zeaxanthin, pine bark bioflavonoids complex, germanium, selenium and zinc.
Amino acids : e.g. lysine, isoleucine, leucine, threonine, valine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, and methionine.
Minerals : e.g calcium, iron, zinc, vanadium, selenium, chromium, iodine, potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium.
BioPerine and Curcumin
A clinical study done at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India and published in Planta Medica journal in 1997 provided clinical evidence of piperine’s role in increasing the bioavailability of Curcumin, and has become one of the most downloaded papers of that journal.
BioPerine® significantly improved the uptake of Curcumin—the healthful extract from turmeric roots with clinically validated efficacy in a wide range of health conditions ranging from inflammation to cancer.
Bioavailability of Curcumin when co-administered with BioPerine® was enhanced by 20-fold or 2000% compared to bioavailability of Curcumin alone at doses that were devoid of adverse side effects.
BioPerine® vs. Black Pepper
It is a general impression that the more you consume nutrients, the more will be made use of by the body. But biologically speaking, this is not always true. Some nutrients taken at a higher dose will actually negate the benefit and will not be absorbed by the body. Ideally speaking, the less, the best.
Similarly if one believes that since Bioperine® is sourced out of black pepper, all one need to do is increase the consumption of black pepper. Again you have gone wrong, for the direct intake of black pepper will not help achieve enhanced nutrient absorption.
According to clinical reports, having BioPerine® “in the right place at the right time” in the digestive tract with supplemented nutrient results in enhanced absorption. So BioPerine® when taken during illness will have the best nutrient absorption. Besides if piperine were to remain captive in the form of raw black pepper, it will take time for its bioavailability enhancing property to be released. Therefore, a purified extract of piperine is necessary to get the increased absorption.
BioPerine® is a globally patented and trademarked ingredient. This unique ingredient has been clinically proven safe and effective. To ensure customer satisfaction and protection, Sabinsa strictly enforces these patents worldwide. The measures taken are to prevent fraudulent black pepper extracts making similar claims and/or misrepresenting BioPerine®.