Black pepper is used in Wysong Pet Diets because it is high in piperine. This compound increases vitamin and mineral absorption by as much as 250% or more.
An extract of black pepper is piperine. This compound increases vitamin and mineral absorption by as much as 250% or more. Piperine also has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and anti-depression activity. It can also help lower blood pressure, regulate vasodilation and boost the immune system.
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