Bioperine® is a concentrated form of black pepper’s active ingredient, piperine. At one point in history, black pepper was the most desired spice in the world. The Age of Exploration and the establishment of European trade routes to the East were greatly motivated for the demand of these spices.
Bioperine® is included in Neurcumin® because it safely enhances the absorption and bioavailability of other nutritional supplements. Specifically, bioperine® enhance the bioavailability of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, folic acid, coenzyme Q10, and curcumin. In fact, the concomitant administration of Bioperine® increases the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000% . Multiple double-blind clinical studies have validated that Bioperine® increases absorption of other nutrients .
- Shoba, G., et al. Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers. Planta Medica 1998;64(4):353-6.
- Bioperine®–Nature’s Bioavailability Enhancing Thermonutrient. Executive Summary. 1996; Sabinsa Corporation, Piscataway, N.J.