- Improves digestion. Black pepper contains piperine, a compound that has been shown
to increase the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile, which can help to improve
digestion. A study published in the journal "Nutrition Research" found that taking
200 milligrams of black pepper extract daily for 8 weeks improved digestion in
people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Reduces inflammation. Black pepper has anti-inflammatory properties that may help
protect against chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. A
study published in the journal "Food & Function" found that piperine inhibited the
production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in human cells.
- Boosts the immune system. Black pepper contains antioxidants that can help boost the
immune system. A study published in the journal "Phytomedicine" found that piperine
increased the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting