SUMMARY: It is our opinion that BioPerine is a partial scam. BioPerine is a black pepper extract high in piperine. It is used to primarily improve the absorption of other ingredients. The issue is that there is only human clinical evidence on seven ingredients, and most formulations are just using it as this magic bean absorption enhancer that works on anything under the sun. Per the inventor's own website, "The bioavailability of resveratrol, selenomethionine, vitamin B6 and C, CoQ10, beta carotene and curcumin were evaluated in humans". That it. If BioPerine is used on one of those ingredients, it gets our "Not Scam" classification; if it's used on ingredients outside that...it's a scam.
It's depressing; if the inventors had just sold to people using one of their seven human clinical ingredient applications, this would have been a great, not-scam ingredient. Instead, it is used in every formulation you can imagine, with no regard for human clinical evidence it works.
What is a TLDR review?
A full ingredient review takes weeks to research and weeks to write up as they are 2000–4000 words in length. We love the research part but don't have a full mastery of the English language and loathe the writing. TLDR means "Too long, didn't read". We are going to try doing the same research and just writing a summary. If an ingredient gets enough views, we will expand this to a full write-up. We hope this allows us to give our opinion on more ingredients and prioritize novel new ingredients that just launched.