And why am I telling you this? Simply because it is in Kapparest, your anti-inflammatory part of the Barrier Protocol, so is an added bonus if you are needing to reduce your weight or fat levels!
Here is a quick report on it for you picked up from WDDTY enews:
Black pepper helps you fight the fat – and now we know why
Chinese medicine has known it for centuries – black pepper is a powerful fat-fighter. But now researchers have pinpointed the active ingredient that helps you shed the pounds: it’s all down to the piperine, which gives the pepper its pungent taste.
Piperine reduces fat levels in the blood, and interferes with the activity that helps new fat cells form.
The researchers say that piperine or black pepper extracts could help fight obesity and help people keep the weight off.
(Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 2012; 60: 3853).
The reason black pepper is included in the Kapparest is because it is also known to increase the absorption of the so-vital curcumin. Double whammy since many experts believe now that obesity is largely an inflammatory issue.