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millertime
05-28-2003, 02:24 PM
What do you think? Anyone have a study on this topic? I did a google and found nothing informative.

raniali
05-28-2003, 02:36 PM
did u spell it correctly? i have no idea what this is.

Tryska
05-28-2003, 02:39 PM
capsaicin is the stuff that makes chili peppers hot.

it isn't a stimulant on the line of ephedra or caffeine, so no. not exactly. it's typically put into herbal compounds as a synergizer of sorts.

millertime
05-28-2003, 03:10 PM
But capsaicin does produces sympathomimetic caffeine like effects, which may increase at rest energy use.

Tryska
05-28-2003, 03:11 PM
yeah, but not quite to the level that caffeine or ephedrine would. in conjunction it would be a good formula, but i wouldn't use it on it's own as a simple.

millertime
05-28-2003, 04:04 PM
I wasn't planning on using it as an effective weight control supplement. I only wanted more info on the topic.
I don't think I could handle enough hot peppers to cause any noticeable effect from the capsaicin.

bradley
05-28-2003, 04:29 PM
Ran across this, which might be of help.

http://www.naturalproducts.org/inpr/mono_html/capsi_html/capsi_preclin1.html

Tryska
05-29-2003, 08:15 AM
if you want a good formula, one of the most well-thought out imo - try this for fat-burning:

http://www.zhub.com/centralpharmacy/listings/63.html

gopher
05-29-2003, 09:59 AM
Does capsaicin increase metabolism?
Yes it does. Not to the level that caffiene or other stimulants do, but spicey foods have been shown to cause a slight increase in metablolism.
Sorry I don't have a specific source to quote at this time but I do recall reading several articles on this topic.