Piperine is extracted from black peppers (black peppercorn) native to Europe and Asia. Piperine is a powerful alkaloid that is responsible for the spiciness of black pepper. Black Pepper Extract may help support the pancreas and acts as an antioxidant that protects against free-radicals.* Piperine is a natural anti-inflammatory and may aid in enhancing the bio availability of other supplements.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.