Capsaicin Weight Loss

Assessing Capsaicin and It’s Impact On Weight Loss and Fat Burning


Is Capsaicin Really the Next “Super Food” or More Hype?

Every year, millions start new diets and exercise programs to lose weight and eliminate stubborn body fat. Unfortunately, over 90% of dieters fail to reach their target weight because the results typically “plateau” after a few weeks. The reasons my vary for the stalled results but the conclusion is always the same: The diet or exercise program is abandoned and most typically regain all of their lost weight and are back to where they started, if not worse. So, is capsaicin truly the next “super food” or just marketing hype?

Reported Effects of Capsaicin on Weight Loss and Appetite Suppression

Capsaicin is a natural compound found in chili peppers and is responsible for making them “spicy”. While chili peppers are high in antioxidants, the capsaicin they contain is also reported to support weight loss by stimulating a receptor in the body known as TRPV1. Once stimulated, this receptor is reported to help you eliminate fat via four mechanisms:

  • Increase Cellular Metabolism to Burn More Calories at Rest (thermogenesis)
  • Increase Body’s Natural Fat Oxidation Rate
  • Naturally Suppresses Appetite without Cravings or Harmful Side Effects
  • Prevents Body from Storing New Energy as Fat via Andipogenesis

The Science

Let’s take a look at how capsaicin performs in clinical studies for weight loss:

  • Appetite Suppression: In a study published in Appetite in 2014, researchers found that a 2mg intake of capsaicin before meals reduced energy intake by 74 calories on average. Another study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2016 also found capsaicin intake promoted satiety and reduced caloric intake.
  • Improved Waist-to-Hip Ratio: In a study published in Appetite in 2017, researchers reported a 2mg intake of capsaicin lowered waist-to-hip ratio significantly in 6 weeks compared to placebo group.
  • Increased Fat Oxidation and Energy Use: According to a study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, capsaicin increased energy expenditure by up to 50 calories per dayvia thermogenesis and increased fat oxidation especially in subjects that were in overweight or obese range.

Final Conclusions About Capsaicin and Weight Loss

While clinical studies do show capsaicin does indeed promote weight loss and safely suppress appetite, this extract alone is unlikely to be powerful enough for sustained weight loss and reaching target weight. Our research indicates that use of weight loss supplements with capsaicin alone are unlikely to eliminate stubborn body fat.

But, there is good news about capsaicin and it’s use for sustained weight loss.

Combining Capsaicin with 3 Other Fat-Burning Ingredients Supercharges Weight Loss

The problem with any “superfood” or weight loss extract are the metabolic hormones like Leptin and Cortisol. Specifically, until these hormones are balanced properly, your weight loss will ultimately “plateau”. This is because you are basically fighting a losing war that no single “superfood” or supplement can overcome until those hormones are in balance.

By combining capsaicin with 3 powerful fat-burning ingredients that also help balance your metabolic hormones, research shows you can power past plateaus, burn stubborn body fat, and reach your target weight.

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