Category Archives: Capsaicinoids

Peppers (Capsicum annuum): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Peppers (Capsicum annuum; also commonly called capsicum) are a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family that include bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. They grow in a number of regions of the Word but are thought to be … Continue reading

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Herbal Weight Loss Synergism

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Cayenne Pepper And Protein For Weight Loss

Forced calorie restriction is the current treatment for being overweight. The main problem with this approach however, is that it does not provide successful long term results. Initially, forced calorie restriction causes weight loss, but this has been shown to … Continue reading

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Capsaicinoids and Capsinoids

Capsaicinoids and capsinoids are a number of closely related compounds found in chilli peppers (figure 1)1. Capsaicinoids are thought to be produced as a defence mechanisms against predators as they give chillies their pungent taste. The main capsaicinoids in chilli … Continue reading

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Capsinoids: Thermogenic Enhancers?

Obesity is characterised by a reduction in insulin sensitivity. One of the main problems associated with this insulin resistance is an inability to efficiently oxidise fatty acids in skeletal muscle, something which significantly lowers energy expenditure. Capsinoids are a group … Continue reading

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