BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract

The Eye-Opening Benefits of BioPerine Black Pepper Extract

Now a commonplace kitchen staple, black pepper was once known as black gold. In centuries past, it was a highly sought after spice used mainly for culinary and medicinal purposes. But spice trading was a tough business in those days, which meant the coveted spice came with an astronomical price tag. Black pepper was something only the wealthy could afford - imagine that! 

These days, you won’t make a fortune selling the world’s most traded spice, and you certainly won’t break the bank to make a peppery meal, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that black pepper isn’t worth your time. We all know that the foods we eat can have a huge impact on our mood, our skin, and our overall health - and black pepper is no exception. In fact, modern research has revealed some surprising benefits to be reaped from piperine, the alkaloid that gives black pepper its spicy warmth. Black pepper extracts like BioPerine are now making it possible to enjoy those benefits more fully. 

What Does Black Pepper Extract Do?

While a dash of black pepper on your dinner plate contains relatively small amounts of piperine, black pepper extracts can deliver a more potent dose of this beneficial compound. BioPerine, for example, is a regulated black pepper extract that contains at least 95% piperine in a form that is easy for your body to absorb. With that in mind, consider just a few of the many emerging benefits of black pepper extract. 

BioPerine as a Bioavailability Enhancer

One of the foremost benefits of BioPerine is the way it works as a bioavailability enhancer. Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a drug or natural compound which enters the circulation when introduced into the body. Bioavailability determines just how much of an active effect the substance can have. In recent years, researchers have discovered that piperine is a natural bioavailability enhancer for some truly beneficial plant compounds and minerals including selenium, beta carotene, ginkgo biloba, and curcumin. This means that piperine can take powerful anti-inflammatory compounds and make them much easier for your body to absorb. 

BioPerine’s Anti-Inflammatory Effects

When it comes to chronic inflammation, the studies on BioPerine’s anti-inflammatory properties are promising. Several studies indicate that piperine can have a positive effect on conditions like arthritis and asthma. More research is needed to learn how to harness these benefits in humans, but the results so far are encouraging. 

Other Benefits of BioPerine

Scientists are looking into other potential benefits too. Recent studies are looking into the effects of black pepper extract, specifically the piperine it contains, on brain health, digestive health, and blood sugar levels. As it turns out, black pepper extract is a real natural wonder.

Potential Side Effects of BioPerine

BioPerine itself is very safe, but as with any supplement, it’s important to do your due diligence before you start taking it. For example, black pepper extract may have an effect on blood sugar levels, and it can also affect the absorption of certain medications. Talk to your doctor before you decide to incorporate black pepper extract in any form into your diet. 

Turmeric and Black Pepper Extract: A Real Power Couple

Here’s where all this talk about BioPerine and black pepper extracts gets (even more) interesting. You’ve probably heard that turmeric is an insanely powerful anti-inflammatory agent. That’s the good news. The bad news is that its bioavailability isn’t great. The solution? You guessed it: BioPerine. 

Studies show that BioPerine can increase the bioavailability of curcumin (an antioxidant found in turmeric) by 2000%! This is a big reason we include BioPerine in our Golden Moment Turmeric Elixir. This delicious adaptation of an Eastern treasure called “Golden Milk” contains organic ashwagandha root powder, which supports healthy cellular function and combats stress, and turmeric to support the body’s anti-inflammatory processes. BioPerine black pepper extract is the key ingredient though, as it enhances the potency and bioavailability of both the turmeric and ashwagandha by more than 1000 times. Needless to say, indulging in a warm, frothy cup of this elixir is a beautiful way to start your day!


We’re guessing you’ll never take black pepper for granted again after learning about the powerful benefits of piperine. As a bioavailability enhancer for curcumin and other potent plant compounds, BioPerine is second to none. 

As you continue on your path to integrative beauty, why not incorporate the benefits of BioPerine into your daily regimen? And if you are passionate about discovering beauty solutions that take holistic wellness principles into consideration, consider joining our community of Solvasa Sellers. By doing so, you can unleash the radiant beauty that comes from a mindful, anti-inflammatory lifestyle for yourself and others.