BIOPERINE® (BLACK PEPPER EXTRACT)
Black pepper is the fruit or berry of a flowering vine in the Piperaceae plant family. When ripe, the berry is cultivated, dried and is then used as a spice.
Just like approximately 2-5% of the spice turmeric is composed of an active compound called curcumin, about 5% of black pepper by weight is comprised of this compound called piperine, responsible for the pungent flavor of pepper.
This extract is marketed as a nutritional supplement and has been found to increase the absorption of a variety of nutrients in both humans and animals. It has been used as a bioavailability enhancer for over 20 years.
If piperine were to remain captive in the unstandardized 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 and maximum results.
That's why we have ensured our MaxiZest Turmeric Curcumin supplement are formulated to contain patented BioPerine® (black pepper extract), standardized to 95% Piperine, to optimize curcuminoid absorption. This means that your body may use more of turmeric’s healing compounds to give you the health benefits such as joint and pain support you can count on!
In addition to its effects on bio availability, piperine has many other health benefits to the body that include increasing beta-endorphins in the brain, relieving pain and asthma symptoms, increasing serotonin production, acting as an anti-depressant, boosting brain functioning, stimulating adrenal production, stimulating melanin production, decreasing ulcerations of the stomach, reducing stomach acid production, and coordinating digestive tract contractions.