Piperine is the active compound found in Black Pepper and gives its bite. Historically, Black Pepper has been used by many different cultures as a remedy for various illnesses. In recent years, Scientists have discovered Piperine to be a remarkable compound with several key benefits.
One of the key benefits offered by Piperine is its ability to increase the level of absorption of other compounds or nutrients in your body. Specifically, Piperine helps boost the absorption of Curcumin by up to 2000%. Curcumin by itself is not well absorbed into the bloodstream, and users can be missing out on its benefits. Researchers have discovered that Piperine can make it easier for Curcumin to pass through the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. Secondly, it might also slow the breakdown of Curcumin by the liver.
When your body burns calories, it is employing a process called thermogenesis. Piperine can boost your metabolism by improving your body's thermogenic process. As an athlete, a well functioning metabolism is critical in absorbing nutrients efficiently and translating it into performance in your sport.
After a trigger (antigen), an overactive immune system in the body can lead to increased inflammation. Part of the immune response is white blood cells becoming active and attacking the antigen. This leads to an inflammatory response. Piperine has been shown to slow the reaction time of white blood cells and thereby reduce inflammation.