Capsaicin

Last Updated: February 23, 2024

Capsaicin is a molecule found in hot peppers that creates the sensation of spiciness by activating the heat receptor TRPV1. Ingestion of capsaicin may improve exercise performance, but it appears mostly ineffective for fat loss. When applied topically, capsaicin can reduce pain.

Also Known As Chili pepper extract Cayenne pepper powder Hot pepper extract Trans-8-methyl-N-Vanilyl-6-nonenamide Dosage Information Capsaicin/capsaicinoids are typically given in doses ranging from about 1.2 to 12 mg, although some studies have used up to 135 mg per day.[1]

Capsaicin-containing supplements are usually sold in the form of dried chili pepper powder (e.g, cayenne). A capsule containing 500 mg of dried cayenne pepper contains around 1.2 mg of capsaicin.

Capsaicin is most often used for.



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