April 20, 2010
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. Sabinsa Corp. announced its patented bioavailability enhancement ingredient BioPerine® black pepper extract has been self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe), following a comprehensive review of safety and toxicological data by an independent expert panel assembled by Soni & Associates. The GRAS monograph suggests maximum use levels of BioPerine of up to 15ppm (15 mg/kg) in specific foods, including baked goods, milk products, breakfast cereals, cheese, egg products, processed vegetables, soft candy, soups, snack foods, non-alcoholic beverages, imitation dairy products, hard candy, chewing gum, granulated sugar, and even seasonings and flavors.
We are pleased to have this additional validation of BioPerines safety, said Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsas marketing director. This branded piperine extract, popular in the dietary supplement industry as a clinically validated bio absorption enhancer, is now available to manufacturers of food products as well.
BioPerine, a 98 percent pure piperine extract, enhances the bodys natural thermogenic activity, which plays an integral role in nutrient absorption and utilization. It has been studied for enhanced nutritional gut absorption in the following categories: herbal extracts, water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and minerals.
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