Origins of Black Pepper
Black Pepper is colloquially known as 'the king of spices' as it is found in the majority of our kitchen cupboards. Black peppercorns were founded in the Kerala State of India, originating from green berries of the Piper nigrum vine. The green berries are harvested and left to ferment and dry in the sun where they begin to resemble the peppercorn we know in our kitchens; shrivelled berries with a brown-black colour. The intense flavour of Black Pepper takes on many adjectives, including biting, hot, pungent, woody and sharp.
Benefits of Black Pepper
Black Pepper is used to help treat and alleviate many ailments, including improvements to digestive functions and intestinal health. In recent years, the relationship between Black Pepper and bodyweight control has become more prevalent, due to its perceived benefits with digestion. It is believed that Black Pepper stimulates the taste buds when we chew food, indicating to the stomach that food has arrived. This stimulates an increase in gastric secretions of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which improves digestion. Black Pepper is also thought to aid cleansing of the skin by supporting blood circulation through fine blood vessels and capillaries. The Indian spice also contains antimicrobial properties to support the immune system.
Our Black Pepper tablets
Oxford Vitality provides Black Pepper tablets in an easy-to-swallow size of 6mm with a weight of 150mg. We provide four purchasing sizes to allow you to choose the most appropriate product.
We recommend taking one tablet a day with a main meal to achieve maximum benefits, however, the maximum recommended dosage of this product is twice daily.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.