Black pepper (Piper nigrum) has a long history of use, not only in culinary applications, but also in Ayurvedic medicine and other traditional healing systems. Its bioactive compound, called piperine, is responsible for black pepper's pungent bite and healing benefits. Piperine has been shown to significantly improve absorption of curcumin, the powerful anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric, and increase bioavailability of other nutrients. And piperine is an antioxidant that's been shown to reduce inflammation, lessen pain, support gut health and improve insulin resistance.
Amari uses BioPerine®, a non-GMO verified, patented extract, obtained from black pepper fruits (Piper nigrum) standardized to a minimum of 95% piperine.
Health Benefits Include:
- Dramatically increases the bioavailability of curcumin
- Reduces inflammation and eases pain
- Acts as an antioxidant to protect against free radicals
- Treats pain, swelling and inflammation from activity
- Enhances the availability and absorption of other nutrients
- Aids digestion and supports gut health
Learn More About Piperine and BioPerine®
A number of clinical trials and reviews have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of Piperine and BioPerine. A few are listed below; please click the links for a PDF of the study.
Piperine's Bioactivity and Benefits - A review of piperine's antimicrobial, antioxidant, antitumor and other activities.
Piperine's Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Actions - A summary of experimental data on the chemical constituents of piperine and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potentials.
Piperine's Impact on Curcumin Bioavailability - A clinical trial showing piperine increased bioavailability of curcumin by as much as 2,000 % in humans.
Piperine to Reduce Inflammation and Treat Pain - A study exploring piperine's analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.
BioPerine Enhances Iron Absorption - Humans trials of physically active adults show BioPerine improves bioavailability of iron.
Piperine for Digestion and Other Benefits - A summary of piperine's ability to enhance digestive enzymes as well as other health benefits.