Piperine Naturally Enhances the Absorption and Bio-Availibity of Herbs

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What if there would be a scientifically proven way to enhance the absorption and bio-availability of pretty much everything?

Wouldn’t that be great, awesome, and extremely beneficial?

Hell yes it would. And today I’m now going to show you one inexpensive compound that does just that, and has plenty of research to back everything up.

Alkaloid Called Piperine

piperine enhances absorption rate of nutrients and supplements and herbsI’ve researched all kinds of supplements and herbs quite a bit during these years that I have been researching natural testosterone optimization.

Things that always pop up at some point are the studies about this alkaloid found in black peppers called piperine…

“piperine enhances the bio-availability of curcumine”, “piperine boosts absorption of polyphenols”, “piperine improves absorption of creatine”, “magic alkaloid in black peppers enhances absorption of flavonoids”, “piperine boosts bio-availability of vitamin C”, and all those other crazy statements about piperine just seem to be everywhere.

It seems as if the alkaloid could improve bio-availability of pretty much everything, and I found that extremely hard to believe, as the study on curcumin for example noted that piperine created a 20 fold increase in the bio-availibity of the spice.

Can that be true? 20 fold increase? Could my supplements really absorb better with piperine extracts or black pepper?

I needed to find out why and how this happens, and why it happens with every substance that the researchers are testing it with…

How Piperine Actually Works its Magic

how piperine works and why it boosts absorptionHere’s the mechanism of action on why piperine actually enhances the absorption of everything:

Piperine increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid inside of your gut, which breaks down foods with much faster rate and improves the absorption of all nutrients.

Furthermore piperine also stimulates the whole digestive tract, clears it out, improves gastrointestial flora, and clears parasites and candida from the gut. All of which improves absorption even more.

And that’s not even all…

…Piperine is also known increase the amount of dietary enzymes such as trypsin, amylase, and lipase.

So in a nutshell: Piperine really does enhance the bio-availability of pretty much everything, and trough multiple pathways, all closely related to gastrointestial flora and gut health.

Piperine as a Supplement

bioperine supplement factsYou can get piperine extract as a supplement, or you could also eat plenty of black peppers.

Both of the ways work, but the supplements usually contain much more piperine than what you could get from black peppers alone.

How to use piperine?

Using piperine is extremely simple…

…If you have it as a supplement, then take it simultaneously with your other supplements to improve the absorption.

Or if you have only black peppers, then eat a hefty amount of those black peppers when you take your herbs or supplements or whatever it is that you want to make more bio-available.

Here’s my choice for high quality piperine extract (affiliate link).


That’s it. A super simple, easy, and inexpensive way to improve absorption of your herbs and supplements.

It’s natural and I’d say that it should also even boost testosterone levels due to the fact that it improves gut health and gastrointestial flora.

So get yourself some piperine extract or eat a bunch of black peppers! That’s all you need to boost the effects of everything.

Also check out the methods to improve vitamin and mineral absorption.

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Piperine Naturally Enhances the Absorption and Bio-Availibity of Herbs was last modified: March 27th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  1. The real lebanese on 24/11/2014 at 06:32

    Wouldn’t your body build up a natural resistance to it if used daily, just like herbs?

    • Ali Kuoppala on 31/12/2014 at 04:11

      You could take some mini-breaks out of piperine usage for sure. It’s a substance that contains resistance causing phytolexins.

  2. Ali K Ahmed on 24/11/2014 at 11:06

    Hey Ali, First of all let me thank you for such a great blog. I have a couple of questions. First, what were your testosterone levels before you tried doing anything to boost them , In other words how much did your testosterone levels increase and secondly did you notice any changes in your facial features example jawline, adam’s apple, brow ridge, cheek bones and voice pitch etc.after your testosterone levels increased. Hope to hear from you soon and once again thank you keep up the awesome work.

    • Ali Kuoppala on 31/12/2014 at 04:06

      Hey Ali! I think I was at 400-500 ng/dl somewhere at the beginning of my journey. I was only 16 years old back when I took my first test, and it’s quite expensive so I didn’t do it that often in the early days.

      Anyhow, I did notice big differences, especially in shoulder width, adam’s apple growth, and brow ridge. My voice did deepen a lot, but this might of been due to my young age too.

      Thanks for the support!

  3. Utopianfreeman on 27/11/2014 at 02:05

    I want to see pics of your physiques, your max lifts(bench, deadliftt, squat), training routine, foods you eat and for how long you’ve been training.

    • Ali Kuoppala on 31/12/2014 at 04:10

      I’ll do a post of those at some point in 2015. My current lifts are: Bench – 127,5 kg, Squat – at least 150 kg (haven’t gone higher because of recent knee issues), – deadlift 220 kg.

      Diet is pretty complex to explain, but intermittent fasting plays a major role in it: http://anabolicmen.com/intermittent-fasting-testosterone/

  4. Ali Kuoppala on 31/12/2014 at 04:11

    A handful or so 😀

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