Why Should You Take Turmeric With Bio-Perine?
Posted on March 29 2018
Turmeric, a root with a mild, bitter, spicy flavor, is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has also been used in India for millennia as a medicinal herb. Piperine, with its isomer, chavicine, constitute the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper, one of the world's most common household spices. The piperine extract is known as BioPerine, in its commercial form. So far, we're simply discussing two everyday spices found in households throughout the world. However, when combined, the benefits of Turmeric and piperine become the subject of an incomparably larger story. The medicinal demonstrated effects of blending turmeric with BioPerine, are extraordinary.
The U.S. DHHS has published a report from the National Institute of Health, which states, "We have a lot of research, including studies done in people, on turmeric for a variety of health conditions."
A report published in the AAPS Journal, "Therapeutic Roles of Curcumin: Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials", (January 15, 2013), reprinted in the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), includes an exceptionally extensive and array of detailed findings from scientific studies of the effects of turmeric in treating a vast array of human diseases. The report's voluminous series of cited tests and its conclusion, based on its many contributing researchers, are astounding. We will look at just some of those and other studies herein.
Piperine is extracted from the black pepper (Piper nigrum L), or long pepper (Piper longum L). The extract contains a piperine content of 95%. In raw form, Piper nigrum and Piper longum contain 39% and 35% piperine, respectively.
BioPerine®, commercially available piperine, can be administered along with a range of nutrients to benefit humans and animals. The Bioperine extract is patented for its efficiency in increasing bioavailability of nutritional compounds, enhancing and increasing absorption of nutrients. Bioperine has undergone clinical studies in the U.S. to validate its safety and effectiveness in use as a nutritional supplement.
Turmeric With Bio-Perine
Although curcumin has been shown to be efficacious in addressing a large number of human ailments, it has proven to have poor bioavailability, due to insufficient absorption, and rapid metabolism, and quick elimination. These issues have limited the therapeutic usefulness of ingesting curcumin without an adjuvant. As a result, much research has been done to increase the bioavailability of curcumin, by strategizing to resolve its several limitations.
The outcome has been discovery of the effect of combining piperine (which is known hepatic and intestinal glucuronidation inhibitor) on the bioavailability of curcumin. Clinical research at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India, published findings in Planta Medica Journal (1997), providing evidence that piperine increases bioavailability of curcumin. (The paper is said to be one of the journal's most downloaded papers.)
The study indicated that BioPerine® significantly improved curcumin uptake. Serum levels of curcumin in humans, after administering 2000 mg, were very low or undetectable. But, when co-administered with 20 mg of BioPerine®, bioavailability of Curcumin was dramatically increased. Levels raised by 2000% (20x) at dosage levels that did not produce adverse side effects.
The component of turmeric that gives it its unusually potent and expansive medicinal applicability is called curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties. Turmeric has been long used in China and India to treat a vast range of ailments, including bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections, skin conditions, gastrointestinal pain, and respiratory problems.
Now a great amount of Western research indicates that curcumin, particularly in combination with an adjunct like Bioperine, have been known to help treat a wide variety of diseases.