What is piperine?

Piperine is an alkaloid naturally occurring in black pepper (Piper nigrum) and long pepper (Piper longum), giving them a sharp taste.

Piperine Supplements

Nonprescription (over-the-counter) oral piperine supplements are available.

Piperine Health Benefits

There is INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE about the effectiveness of piperine supplements in the prevention or treatment of cancer, cholera, malaria, pain, stomach upset or any other health condition, or in increasing the activity of pancreatic enzymes amylase, lipase, trypsin and chymotrypsin [1].

Piperine Safety: Side Effects, Toxicity

Speak with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and intend to use piperine. Piperine should not be used by children. Piperine should not be taken together with any medication.

  1. Black pepper and white pepper uses, side effects  WebMD

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