Bioperine has been around for a few years in certain formulas but now research has shown what it can do. Bioperine is a standardized extract from the fruit of black pepper or long pepper.

Where does it come from?
It’s used to enhance the absorption or bioavailability of supplements and is obtained from the black pepper fruit that’s cultivated in the damp, nutrient-rich soils of southern India. The delicate pepper berries are harvested just prior to ripening and then sun-dried to assure optimum maturity and quality.

How does Bioperine promote weight loss?
Our bodies generate energy at the cellular level through a process called thermogenesis. Thermogenesis has been identified as a key factor in maintaining weight loss. It also has been identified as playing a key role in utilizing the daily food and nutrients that the human body consumes.

This sets in motion the mechanisms that lead to digestion and subsequent gastrointestinal absorption. By increasing the thermal energy to power up the mechanism related to thermogenesis, this leads to increased metabolic processes and creates a demand for a broad range of nutrients that contribute to metabolism, such as vitamins, minerals, herbals.

Bioperine also increases bioavailability of many supplements
This includes CoQ10, water soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, herbals such as curcumin and gingko, as well as antioxidants and minerals.

Is it right for you?
It’s always best to talk to your practitioner or naturopath before deciding. And, the only concerns are for anyone who is allergic to pepper or anyone taking medication since it may increase the effectiveness of the medication.

Nadeem Aslam, B.Sc. researches and recommends new products for Nature's Source.