Fiery Pepper Extract BOOSTS METABOLISM
Resting energy expenditure—the energy it takes simply to keep our bodies alive—burns up to 60 percent of our total daily calories. A hot pepper extract, called Capsimax, can increase that rate enough to burn as many as 116 extra calories daily, according to a study of 40 healthy women and men, published in the journal Obesity Open Access. Without any other changes in diet or activity, burning those extra calories would theoretically produce nearly one pound of fat loss per month. Capsimax contains a patented form of capsaicinoids, considered to be the key metabolism-boosting component of hot peppers, and is an ingredient in numerous brands of supplements. The study used a dose of 100 mg of Capsimax daily.