06 Oct Ingredient of the Week: Bioperine (Black Pepper Extract)
What is Bioperine (Black Pepper Extract)?
Bioperine is a black pepper extract that contains the active compound piperine.
The primary purpose for supplementing Bioperine is to increase the bioavailability of other nutritional compounds, which means your body can absorb more nutrients. Some studies have also shown that it may help with thermogenesis, which helps to maintain weight loss.
Possible Side Effects:
Bioperine is considered very safe and has no serious side effects. Minor gastrointestinal discomfort may occur with high doses.
A standard dose of Bioperine to increase absorption is 5 mg.
When to Take:
Bioperine can be taken any time throughout the day and whenever you want to increase the bioavailability of other supplements that you are taking.