What is an Absoption Enhancer?
An absorption enhancer is a substance that is used to improve the absorption of an active ingredient into the body. It can be a chemical compound or a natural substance that is added to a medication or supplement to increase its bioavailability: the amount of the active ingredient that is actually absorbed and available for use by the body.
Absorption enhancers work by increasing the solubility or permeability of the active ingredient, allowing it to be more easily absorbed through the walls of the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. This can lead to improved therapeutic outcomes and better health outcomes for patients.
LEO-HB® Absorption Enhancers
One of its most notable properties of Piperine is its ability to enhance the absorption of other compounds in the body, including vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. This is because piperine inhibits the activity of certain enzymes in the body that break down these compounds before they can be absorbed. Studies have shown that piperine can increase the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2,000%, making it a powerful absorption enhancer for this compound. It has also been shown to enhance the absorption of other compounds, such as resveratrol, EGCG, and quercetin.*