The use of herbal medicines has been increased recently all over the world due to their impressive therapeutic effects and fewer adverse effects. However many herbal extracts like curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, despite of its significant anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties does not exerts its complete efficacy and pharmacological effects due to an enzyme in our liver that impedes its absorption, resulting in poor absorption in the body and hence poor availability. But there comes an ultimate solution to this problem- Piperine, the bioactive component of black pepper, which is widely used as a food spice and flavouring agent. It has anti-inflammatory activity, antifungal, antipyretic and bioavailability enhancing actions. It is the world’s first bioavailability enhancer that was discovered. According to a research, piperine was found to increase bioavailability of different drugs ranging from 30% to 2000%. Piperine is added to curcumin supplements to help increase its absorption and improve its therapeutic effects. Piperine disables the enzyme impeding the absorption of curcumin in liver and intestine, thus allowing curcumin to be more easily absorbed, and enhances its bioavailability and also potentiate its protective effects. Many studies show that piperine enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%. It increases the bioavailability of curcumin by 20 times on co-administration in a lower concentration of 20 mg with human dose of curcumin. Combination of curcumin with piperine provide greater efficacy with no side effects and can be used to control or treat many diseases effectively like obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disorders, digestive and respiratory disorders.
At Streamline we have Stream CP3 with the magical benefits of Curcumin & Piperine together. It has powerful anti inflammatory effects and a very strong antioxidant as well.