View Full Version : Does capsaicin increase metabolism?

05-28-2003, 03:24 PM
What do you think? Anyone have a study on this topic? I did a google and found nothing informative.

05-28-2003, 03:36 PM
did u spell it correctly? i have no idea what this is.

05-28-2003, 03:39 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.

05-28-2003, 04:10 PM
But capsaicin does produces sympathomimetic caffeine like effects, which may increase at rest energy use.

05-28-2003, 04:11 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.

05-28-2003, 05:04 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.

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


05-29-2003, 09:15 AM
if you want a good formula, one of the most well-thought out imo - try this for fat-burning:


05-29-2003, 10:59 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.