Capsaicin for Weight Management: Benefits and Uses

Capsaicin for Weight Management

Weight management is one of the largest categories in the supplemental market. It’s one of the primary reasons consumers choose to use supplements. 80% of consumers concerned with weight management consider it a top-of-mind concern. Consumers focused on weight management can seek support from Capsimax, an effective and safe source of capsaicinoids, the active ingredient found in red peppers. Capsimax from OmniActive has been used in many clinical studies that show its efficacy in supporting healthy weight management. Give consumers the safe and effective support they need with capsaicin for weight management.

What is Capsaicin?

Capsaicinoids, including capsaicin, are the active components in red chili peppers. The power of capsaicinoids can be experienced when eating something spicy, like sweating and feeling flushed from increased circulation. The chili pepper family, Capsicum annum, is native to the Americas and has been used as food and medicine for thousands of years. Modern science has studied these peppers for more than a hundred years. Cayenne peppers are a popular source of capsaicin and, hence, weight management supplements.

How Do Capsaicin and Weight Management Relate?

Capsaicinoids, the active component of red chili peppers, help increase resting metabolism, support the breakdown of fats into energy, and help curb appetite. An Omnilnsights survey concluded that over 80% of consumers believe metabolism is key to restoring ideal weight. Nearly the same amount are concerned that a slow metabolism may contribute to a “creeping” weight gain. 

Increases Resting Energy Expenditure (REE)

Resting energy expenditure, or REE, is commonly referred to as metabolism. REE is how much energy the body uses while resting, making it a key component of healthy weight management.  Capsaicin is what’s known as a thermogenic supplement, which means that it helps increase REE. Unlike the popular thermogenic caffeine, capsaicinoids are not stimulants and don’t raise blood pressure. Increasing REE with a thermogenic can support a weight management goal, as the body increases the rate of energy use while resting.

A 2017 study with Capsimax, including 40 test subjects, found that 2 mg of Capsimax daily increased subjects’ REE. The tests were done after the subjects had been fed. The participants taking Capsimax saw an increase of 6% in their REE compared to the placebo group. That means that the subjects who took Capsimax were burning 6% more energy while in a resting, fed state than their counterparts.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study on capsaicin’s anti-obesity potency involving 28 subjects was also conducted. The participants were tested under fasting conditions. Like the previous study, subjects were given 100 mg of Capsimax, which contains 2 mg of capsaicinoids. Robust and significant changes in the Capsimax test subjects’ REE were seen. Metabolism was increased and supported a total of ~104 calories burned over 4 hours.

Supports Lipolysis

Capsimax helps break down stored fat and turn it into fuel. Capsaicinoids stimulate lipolysis, the process the body uses to turn stored fats into free fatty acids, which can be used for energy. In a 2010 study with 20 subjects, half were given a low dose of Capsimax and the rest a placebo with a one-week wash-out period, where the subjects didn’t take either Capsimax or the placebo. The subjects’ blood was tested after fasting, and the Capsimax group showed a much higher level of free fatty acids in the blood.

Appetite Support

Did you know hunger and impulsive eating are to blame for 60% of failed diets? Capsimax and its powerful capsaicinoids can help ease hunger pangs by reducing appetite, making consumers less hungry and more successful with their eating plans. In a 2016 study, 152 subjects took 100 mg of Capsimax daily for a week. Test subjects’ desire to eat was diminished.

These benefits demonstrate that Capsimax may be an effective weight management tool that uses multiple pathways to support a weight management journey. Consumers are more likely to find success using Capsimax because it supports a healthy weight in four distinct ways: supporting REE and lipolysis, helping curb appetite, and promoting a desire to exercise.

How to Use Capsaicin for Weight Management

As market trends continue to embrace user-friendly formulations, it’s critical for supplement manufacturers to provide high-quality solutions. Capsimax’s concentrated extracts of capsaicinoids can easily be added to your premium formulations. Capsimax is ideal for capsules, tablets, and even powder beverages! Consumers seek more comprehensive benefits to help support their long-term goals without taking multiple pills. Capsimax fills that need without the oral and gastric upset oftenupset associated often associated with with unprotected capsaicinoids to effectively target key areas for weight wellness likeby boosting metabolism and controlling hunger—all in a small, convenient dose.

Capsaicin Dosage for Weight Management

Capsimax is safe and effective at 100 mg, which contains 2 mg of active capsaicinoids. This dose can be taken daily. With OmniActive’s proprietary Omnibead technology, capsaicinoids bypass the stomach to be absorbed in the intestinal tract while limiting gastrointestinal discomfort. The beadlets help address ingredients that have challenging organoleptic characteristics by masking their taste and smell. To find out more about Capsimax, contact us today!