Piperine is in black pepper (Piper nigrum fruit) and is known for enhancing nutrient bioavailability and blocking white fat-cell formation (Park UH, 2012).
- Blocks white fat cell formation
- Enhances nutrient bioavailability
- Boosts fat and carbohydrate burning thermogenesis
- Piperine is an alkaloid found in black pepper that's responsible for pepper's pungent smell.
- Piperine helps you absorb notoriously hard-to-digest vitamins and minerals like beta carotene, selenium, B vitamins, and other nutrients.
- Piperine boosts thermogenesis by causing muscles to burn more glucose and fat during exercise.
- Piperine downregulates and suppresses fat-cell formation, supporting piperine as an effective fat-loss agent.
- Park UH et al. Piperine, a component of black pepper, inhibits adipogenesis by antagonizing PPARγ activity in 3T3-L1 cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Apr 18;60(15):3853-60. doi: 10.1021/jf204514a. Epub 2012 Apr 6.
- Kim J et al. Piperine enhances carbohydrate/fat metabolism in skeletal muscle during acute exercise in mice. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2017; 14: 43. Published online 2017 Jul 4. doi: 10.1186/s12986-017-0194-2.