Piperine derived from black pepper increases the plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 following oral supplementation.

  title={Piperine derived from black pepper increases the plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 following oral supplementation.},
  author={Vladimir Badmaev and Muhammed H Majeed and Lakshmi Prakash},
  journal={The Journal of nutritional biochemistry},
  volume={11 2},
An extract from the fruits of black pepper consisting of a minimum of 98% pure piperine was evaluated in a clinical study using a double-blind design. The relative bioavailability of 90 mg and 120 mg of coenzyme Q10 administered in a single-dose experiment or in separate experiments for 14 and 21 days with placebo or with 5 mg of piperine was determined by comparing measured changes in plasma concentration. The inter-subject variability was minimized by limiting the selection of individuals to… CONTINUE READING
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