Piperine - Glossary


The compound responsible for the pungency of black pepper. Piperine may have anti-depressant and anti-tumor effects, although the primary reason for its use in supplements is different…Piperine can enhance the intestinal absorption of a number of different compounds and drugs; as well as inhibit drug-metabolizing enzymes in the liver – as a consequence, piperine can enhance the bioavailability of drugs and nutraceutical compounds administered with it.

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Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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