Cayenne Pepper Powder
Cayenne pepper has some unique metabolic and thermogenic properties
based on its capsaicin content (which is the active ingredient).
Cayenne pepper has been noted for hundreds of years to increase
perspiration and influence body temperature. Cayenne’s effects on
thermogenesis are mainly attributed to capsaicin’s activation of the
sympathetic nervous system (you know, stimulation of epinephrine and
norepinephrine). This results in enhanced energy metabolism, more
calories being used, and a feeling of warmth. According to other
research, cayenne pepper can also help decrease appetite and lowers
food intake (eat less, gain less weight!). When looking for a
cayenne pepper product, make sure it contains a standardized amount
of capsaicin. A good dose is 30 mg 3 times daily. I actually
sprinkle cayenne pepper on each of my food meals!
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