Commonly known as black pepper extract, bioperine is used in a wide array of natural health supplements. You’ll commonly find it included in the composition of male enhancement pills.
Pepper extract is incredibly potent when it comes to weight loss and it also is recognized as a powerful bioavailability enhancer.
What Is Bioperine
As already mentioned, bioperine is a substance extracted from black pepper. It can also be extracted from long pepper (piper longum) – both of the extracts are pure and they come with a high concentration of bioperine.
In pepper itself, bioperine is the substance that produces the spicy and hot flavor.
Black pepper is one of the world’s most popular spices. It has also been utilized in many traditional medicine recipes. We’ll take a more detailed look at the health benefits of bioperine in one of the article’s coming sections.
Male Enhancement Benefits
Bioperine itself isn’t a male enhancer. It doesn’t work like some of the other herbal extracts that improve the erectile response and boost the libido. Still, it plays another very important role – that of a bioavailability enhancer.
A bioavailability enhancer increases the body’s ability to absorb beneficial nutrients and substances found in foods/supplements. As a result, the inclusion of bioperine in male enhancement supplements will increase the efficiency of the other ingredients.
Bioperine is known to speed up metabolism, thermogenesis and the absorption of nutrients in the body. These are the characteristics that make it unique and an important ingredient in a range of supplements.
The ingredient works really well with all of the other substances that get commonly included in male enhancement products – herbal extracts, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and both water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.
Other Effects On Health
Apart from being a bioavailability enhancer, bioperine produces a range of additional health benefits.
The most important ones include:
the anti-inflammatory qualities of bioperine turn it in a substance that regulates the immune response. A faulty immune reaction can lead to a range of problems (like some of the most common autoimmune diseases). The anti-inflammatory qualities of bioperine can be used for the treatment of some medical conditions like gout disease, for example.
- Anti-cancer properties
there is some evidence that bioperine could be used as a natural form of prevention for certain kinds of cancer. A lab experiment carried out in 2008 suggested that bioperine can inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells.
- Easier weight loss
through thermogenesis and a faster metabolism, bioperine makes it easier to lose weight. It enhances the body’s ability to burn fat. Many people that take a pepper-based supplement during their weight loss efforts see faster and more pronounced results.
- Antidepressant qualities
this effect has been identified through several clinical studies but researchers still don’t know how pepper extract delivers its antidepressant benefits. According to scientists, bioperine could increase the production of dopamine and serotonin. The feel-good hormones produce a sensation of happiness and satisfaction. This could be the reason for the cognitive enhancement and antidepressant qualities of the extract.
Dosage And Side Effect Considerations
Since it is derived from food, bioperine is considered generally safe. To get the best results without experiencing side effects, it’s important to stick to the manufacturer’s dosage recommendations when taking a bioperine-containing male enhancement supplement.
Generally, 20 milligrams of bioperine per capsule are considered safe.
People who are currently taking medications should be careful about combining those with a bioperine supplement. As already mentioned, the pepper extract enhances the absorption of all substances in the digestive tract.
This enhancement could lead to excessively high levels of medicinal substances in the blood stream. Such problems can be experienced when a very high concentration of bioperine is taken.
Still, a consultation with a doctor would be best before starting a supplementation program.