BioPerine is a supplement that has been used for centuries in countries such as India, China, and Japan. It was originally developed to help with stomach issues like diarrhea or constipation.
However, it's become more popular in the last few decades because of its ability to help improve your body's absorption of nutrients.
In this blog post we will discuss what BioPerine is, how you can use it, benefits and side effects associated with using BioPerine.
BioPerine comes from black pepper (Piper nigrum). The pungent oil is extracted from the peppercorns and then it's purified to make sure that there are no other components in the supplement.
BioPerine is a supplement researched and created by Sabinsa, an American company that was founded in 1988.
Sabinsa has patented over 260 formulas in various fields of food, health and plant-based medicine.
BioPerine was developed as a safe and effective way to not only expedite nutritional absorption, but also trigger an anti-inflammatory response that aids in pain relief.
BioPerine has been extensively researched and has demonstrated a multitude of benefits. Let's take a brief look at a few of them.
(Above graphs courtesy of Sabinsa corporation)
There are three mechanisms by which BioPerine improves nutrient absorption and bioavailability. These are:
BioPerine plays an integral role in the absorption of supplements such as:
Water soluble vitamins
Fat Soluble vitamins
The typical dosage for BioPerine ranges between 5mg-10mg, depending on your needs or what you're using it for.
It can be taken as a single dose or split into two doses throughout the day with food.
You should not exceed 3000 mg daily without consulting your physician first. Which leads us to our next question...
It has been reported by some people that taking excessive amounts of BioPerine can cause stomach upset, nausea, or constipation.
BioPerine can be bought as a stand alone ingredient on amazon and combined with your favorite supplements. My pick for the best one is Carlyle BioPerine.
BioPerine is also found in the following EndurElite products:
About The Author:
Matt Mosman (MS, CISSN, CSCS) is a research scientist, endurance athlete, and the founder and Chief Endurance Officer at EndurElite. Matt holds his B.S. in Exercise Science from Creighton University and his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of California. Matt and his family reside in Spearfish South Dakota, where they enjoy running, mountain biking, camping, and all the outdoor adventures Spearfish has to offer.