Also known as cayenne or chili pepper extract, capsicum extract is a simple extract that is prepared by combining some type of crushed hot peppers with white vinegar or some type of oil. The product is said to work as a catalyst with other nutrients, as well as provide nourishment for the heart. Along with a concentrated capsicum liquid, the extract can be used to create capsules that are said to aid in digestion and also help with weight loss efforts.
One of the main benefits claimed for capsicum extract and other products made with cayenne pepper is its ability to help burn calories, stabilize blood sugar levels, and provide nourishment for the heart. When added to hot green tea, the liquid extract can be used to calm jangled nerves and restore a sense of vitality. Since cayenne pepper is loaded with a number of vitamins and minerals, the extract is a great way to nourish the body, helping to minimize the hunger pangs that are often part of any diet plan.
Externally, capsicum extract in liquid form can be used to help slow bleeding from an open wound. Saturating a clean bandage with the extract then applying it directly to the wound will feed the damaged skin, and cause blood to rush to the vessels surrounding the area of broken skin. This action not only helps to reduce the flow of blood from the wound, but also promotes faster healing of the open wound.
In capsule or pill form, capsicum extract is normally coated, making it possible to release the properties of the product into the system at a slower rate. This helps to lessen the possibility of stomach discomforts that could result if the whole capsicum diet pill were to break down quickly. In addition, the slow release coating makes it possible for the body to absorb the nutrients at a steady pace, prolonging the sense of well being that often comes with the consumption of capsicum.
While currently being touted as a weight loss supplement, capsicum extract is also an excellent means of providing additional vitamins A and C, as well as significant amounts of potassium, rutin, and zinc. When used in conjunction with other supplements, the product can help increase the efficiency of their absorption into the system, allowing the individual to enjoy the benefits of the supplements with greater ease. Care should be taken in using the product, especially if the individual takes various types of prescription or over the counter medication that have blood thinning properties.