As we all know bioperine or piperine is an active ingredient extracted from the plants called as piper nigrum. For simple understanding, it is known as black pepper. Bioperine is a standardized piperine extract obtained from the fruits of the Piper nigrum. These plants are cultivated in the damp, nutrient-rich soil in the regions of south India, Vietnam, China, Pakistan and other Asian states. The delicate pepper berries are hand harvested just prior to ripening and then sun dried to assure optimum maturity and quality. Different plant extracts and their active ingredients are used as supplements by humans. The plant extracts which are not processed may have lesser shelf life. From previous few years, herbal extracts have gained great popularity amongst the people living in urban areas. A survey finding published in the local heath magazine had few interesting myths about the bioperine. According to the survey most of the people who were suffering from neurodegenerative disorders used bioperine. Secondly, people suffering with arthritis can also use piper nigrum extracts on a regular basis.
Different herbal preparations of bioperine which are available as food supplements are considered to be safe and are having no side effects. Bioperine extracts can be used by body builders and athletes as they are considered to be safe for the human body. After recent researches carried out in different parts of the world, it was reported that many medicinal plants possess profound central nervous system effects and antioxidant activities that can improve the memory performance of an individual. No side effects are reported regarding the use of bioperine. How bioperine enhances the individual performance is not known yet. Further research on the precise underlying mechanism is still required. In clinical research, bioperine showed increased absorption of nutrients. Although this potential increase in the absorption of nutrients, if true, does not clear the fact that how it improves the health of the individual. Individuals who are misusing these supplements have shown no improvement in their health. This means that overdosing or misuse of the bioperine supplements has no effect on the health. Misuse of the bioperine can do no harm to the body.
Very few human studies with bioperine have been published, so no one is quite sure that what should be the exact dose of the bioperine. No one can be sure about the side effects of the bioperine as very less data regarding the ingredients is available. However, some people reported minor gastrointestinal tract disorder after misusing bioperine. Not many human studies are conducted to study the side effects of bioperine. It has been subjected to a number of clinical trials and has proved successful in supporting the nutrients into the gastrointestinal tract and the process is known as bioavailability. It is quite possible that little amount of the bioperine could provide health benefits while large amounts of bioperine can be toxic. Toxic substances can affect the liver and other organs of the body. A person was found to report hair loss after using the bioperine supplement. According to some researchers, there is no connection between the hairs and the bioperine, but still researchers are finding out the answer for it. Other than this, bioperine can be used in low doses for the treatment of muscular spasm and joint pain. It enhances the absorption of different vitamins and minerals from the gut into the blood supply. Initially, some people can suffer from mild fever and diarrhea after taking bioperine. The product is considered safe for the pregnant women and individuals of all ages. Some health experts say that continuous use of bioperine can show long lasting results regarding the health of the individual. Misuse of bioperine is not yet declared harmful to the human health by any medical institute. Most of the people find this plant extract safe. Still a lot of research work is needed on bioperine PE effects and side effects.