The Benefits of Black Pepper Extract

What is Black Pepper Extract?

Black pepper extract is commonly used as an anti-inflammatory, but also has a couple other benefits. Black pepper’s extract contains piperine, which is a compound in the body that assists in the growth of curcumin. Scientifically speaking, piperine blocks an enzyme which naturally breaks down curcumin in the body. Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, has many health benefits including the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Research has shown that when black pepper extract is combined with turmeric, the absorption of curcumin is increased by up to 2000%. [1] Piperine makes it much easier for curcumin to pass through the body’s intestinal wall into the bloodstream and also slows down the breakdown of curcumin by the liver which increases its level in the blood. [2] By combining black pepper and turmeric, Tru Breeze is able to provide relief similar to anti-inflammatory drugs without any of the negative side effects. [3]


What’s the Difference Between Black Pepper and Black Pepper Extract?

While consuming black pepper has some health benefits, its extract has a much higher concentration of piperine. As a result, black pepper extract magnifies the health benefits of normal black pepper. [4]

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