Capsaicin is a naturally occurring substance found in all peppers, from the sweet bell pepper to the impossibly hot Carolina Reaper. When we cut pepper, we often remove the white veins and seeds. They may contribute little or nothing to our palate, but they contain a large amount of capsaicin. Capsaicin gives pepper the signature heat and it should provide us with significant health benefits. Capsaicin contains numerous nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, bioflavonoid and beta carotene. Bioflavonoid in pepper could help to strengthen our capillaries and protect our body against various infections. Capsaicin improves our digestion, while containing very little calories, as well as zero cholesterol and fat.
Capsaicin improves the metabolic rate of our body and it means that our body will have higher metabolism. We could add enough capsaicin in all means, including breakfast. After consuming food that’s relatively high in capsaicin, your calories can be suppressed and you will eat less. Capsaicin should be useful for treating post operative pain, non rheumatoid arthritis pain and inflamed muscle. Capsaicin can be found in ointment and cream, which is useful when we apply it to the painful areas directly. Capsaicin binds with the protein ion receptors, which inhibit pain signals from being transmitted. For people with diabetes mellitus, capsaicin can also be used to control discomfort and pain.
Capsaicin cream should be effective in treating pruritis and dermatitis, which is caused by poison ivy and psoriasis. Capsaicin can be seen as a type of skin irritant and in concentrated, pure form, capsaicin will burn our skin. So, when applying capsaicin cream, it is important that you do it catiously, preferably under the guidance and advice of certified physician. When used properly capsaicin will dry up irritated patches caused by psoriasis. Stinging and itching sensations caused by poison ivy oil can be neutralized as well. When you include chilli pepper in your diet, the circulation in your body will be increased and stimulated. Capsaicin can make the wall of blood vessels stronger and more elastic.
It means that your arteries can adapt to any change in your overall blood pressure. It is important to know that by eating more pepper, you should be able to lower the amount of free radical in your system. Free radicals are always produced naturally by our body as by-products, but our body may occasionally fail to combat it effectively. At higher amount, free radicals may affect how our cells develop and grow. The risks of premature aging, cancer and atherosclerosis can increase when there is a higher amount of free radicals in our body. Free radicals may modify DNA, protein, fat and carbohydrate, causing various alterations.
There are many sources of antioxidants that we can consume and pepper should contribute in eradicating these toxic compounds. People who have migraine may snort a bit of pepper powder with proper level of capsaicin, so they are able to get some relief. Capsaicin will desensitize nasal nerves, making the problem more manageable.