Safe Use of BioPerine in Caninesby Valerie A. Modreski
The primary use for BioPerine is as a catalyst for essential nutrients. BioPerine speeds up the gastrointestinal process, enhancing the beneficial effects of supplements and herbs. Research indicates that in small doses, BioPerine is nontoxic and safe for use in canines. As with any supplemental administration, BioPerine should be given with advice from your veterinarian.
Derived from the fruit of the black and long pepper plants, BioPerine is a patented product with a generic equivalent, called piperine. In a study conducted by the nutrient development company, Sabinsa Corp., certain nutritional elements are enhanced when co-administered with BioPerine and include herbal extracts such as ginkgo biloba, numerous water soluble and fat soluble vitamins, antioxidants including alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, minerals such as iron and zinc and amino acids. When included with joint health formulas such as glucosamine chondroitin, grape seed extract, turmeric and vitamin D3, BioPerine is shown to expedite the tissue healing process and enhance your dog's comfort level.
Thermogenesis defines the cellular processes in your dog's body that produces body heat and energy. In a case study for targeting optimal nutrient absorption, Dr. Muhammed Majeed, found BioPerine to be a natural thermonutrient and bioavailability enhancer. The beneficial attributes of the energy enhancing coenzyme Q10 are multiplied when coupled with BioPerine. The coenzyme Q10 is essential for energy generation at the cellular level, and when administered with BioPerine, your dog's energy level increases. The combination of the coenzyme Q10 and BioPerine is especially beneficial for energy enhancement in older dogs. The coenzyme Q10, mixed with BioPerine, is effective for interrupting the age-related decline of your dog's immune system. The thermogenesis activity in your dog's anatomy extends to the GI tract, where BioPerine assists with proper digestion.
BioPerine is reported to augment the cellular bioavailability of curcumin, an anti-inflammatory component in canine systemic joint health treatments. Curcumin is a yellow-brown spice derived from the Indian spice curry. The benefits of curcumin for canines are numerous and when paired with BioPerine curcumin is absorbed and metabolized more efficiently. Curcumin, coupled with BioPerine, is used for a variety of veterinary applications including cancer prevention, allergy improvement, pain and inflammation relief and improved organ function. To increase the benefits of a curcumin-BioPerine dosage, it's recommended that it be administered to your dog with fish oil and on an empty stomach.
Side Effects and Precautions
Use BioPerine exactly as your veterinarian recommends. Greater amounts of BioPerine will not produce higher levels of bioavailability and may nullify the supplemental benefits. In an independent case study conducted by Dr. Ray Sahelian, he shows where the long term side effects of BioPerine are not yet known. While BioPerine is a thermogenic elevator, precaution is advised for use in dogs with a history of heart disease. Dr. Sahelian warns, using larger doses than recommended may be toxic or cause organ damage.
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