The properties of Piperine
In Chinese and Indian medicine piperine has been used to treat digestive problems (constipation, diarrhea, indigestion), but also in case of painful joints, heart disease, angina and gangrene. It is a component of many dietary supplements for weight loss. Piperine enables shedding weight faster as it stimulates the digestive enzymes of the pancreas, thereby speeding up metabolism, reducing the time needed for the food to move through the section from the stomach to intestines.
Piperine increases the metabolism of fat and causes the reduction of fat tissue. In addition, it increases the secretion of digestive juices that facilitates digestion and absorption of food and nutrients (B vitamins, selenium, beta-carotene, bromelain, coenzyme Q10), and stimulates the formation of muscle tissue. It is especially recommended to obese patients and those prone to gain weight. Also physically active, wanting to sculpt the silhouette (Eco Supplements, Piperine for slimming, 2016).
- Enhances absorption of Curcumin (Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers).
- Enhances absorption of Beta Carotene (Piperine, an alkaloid derived from black pepper increases serum response of beta-carotene during 14-days of oral beta-carotene supplementation).
- Enhances absorption of Coenzyme Q10 (Piperine derived from black pepper increases the plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 following oral supplementation).
- Enhances Iron, Resveratrol, Selenium, and Vitamin B6 (Influence of exercise training with resveratrol supplementation on skeletal muscle mitochondrial capacity).