We're talking about nearly untraceable amounts of caffeine. Not even enough to be listed on our label, but we let people know anyway because we believe in giving the customer every detail concerning our products. After all, your health is number one especially when it goes bad on you
Altamont, NY (PRWEB) August 2, 2004
There's no doubt two of the most important keys to living a long life include having a healthy metabolism and good circulation, and many studies have shown hot peppers to be an important factor in maintaining circulatory health.
Enter a new product known as, "Pepper Boost". It's the world's first liquid capsaicin supplement of its' kind, and it's being touted as a breakthrough in promoting natural weight loss by suppressing the appetite and boosting the metabolism. Popular with exercise enthusiasts looking for a quick burst of energy, Pepper Boost has quickly gained the attention of the health crowd.
SiCap Industries, the company that manufactures Pepper Boost has also discovered another important benefit from their new product. It turns out that Pepper Boost is also an incredibly effective breath spray.
The company has tested their product with several focus groups to get an idea of how to best market Pepper Boost, and each group has commented on the powerful breath freshening properties of this innovative herbal spray.
Pepper Boost uses "Oleoresin Capsicum," a natural chili pepper extract as one of its' main active ingredients. Used primarily in the food industry, liquid capsicum is a powerful concentrated form of pepper with the active ingredient being capsaicin. Capsaicin is the natural chemical that puts the "Hot" in hot peppers.
The Pepper Boost formula uses a combination of natural herbal extracts to create a powerful cocktail that's applied in the form of a spray. The product comes in a 2 ounce bottle that can be sprayed directly on the tongue, or on foods that go well with lime and pepper.
"Pepper Boost is designed for people who want to get their daily supply of capsaicin, but may not want to eat piles of peppers to do it. It doesn't mean you should cut out eating hot peppers. Instead it's designed to be a supplement that puts a concentrated amount of capsaicin into your system quickly and efficiently," says Joyce Newman, creator of the website (http://www.pepperhealth.com).
Newman's website focuses on the health benefits of peppers, (especially the hot stuff) and she believes Pepper Boost could be the next big thing in weight loss and circulatory health.
"It's really powerful stuff. I like to spray it on my salads and it's great on any kind of grilled food, even steak. It has a nice lime aroma and taste, and when you spray it on your tongue it gives you a fast boost sensation," adds Newman.
The folks at (pepperhealth.com) might be on the right track since there are some very well regarded studies that show capsaicin can increase metabolic activity dramatically while simultaneously suppressing the appetite.
One such study was conducted at the Oxford Polytechnic Institute in England. The 1986 "small case" study used twelve volunteers from various backgrounds who ingested capsaicin through various food sources. Their data showed that digestion of spicy foods did boost the metabolism in all the volunteers. According to this article, ingestion of capsaicin triggers a thermodynamic burn that can last up to five hours thus speeding up the metabolism and melting calories. It's this thermal heat action that makes capsaicin so unique.
"It's been proven that capsaicin definitely boosts your metabolism, but the medicinal benefits go way beyond that. Capsaicin has also been shown to prevent abnormal blood clotting that can lead to stroke and heart attack, and it absolutely can help with circulatory disorders, but the biggest thing has been this whole bad breath thing. Everyone who tries pepper boost comments on how it instantly neutralizes bad breath," says Wayne Perry, President of SiCap Industries.
Perry believes that the combination of Lime oil, Rosemary, Honey, and Feverfew extract appear to work together to fight bad breath. SiCap has now started testing Pepper Boost with smokers, and officials claim their pepper spray zaps cigarette smoker's breath away upon contact.
"It doesn't give you pepper breath as you might think. It totally gives off the sent of lime, and it's seems to cleanse your breath and your pallet. It doesn't mask bad breath. It neutralizes it leaving your whole mouth feeling clean. Of course you'll also notice a nice kick from the pepper when you first spray it, but it doesn't burn at all. It's more of boost you feel after a few sprays, and everyone who's ever tried it in a focus group praises the kick it has. That's why we named it pepper boost," adds Perry.
One of the first Pepper Boost users who was included in a local focus group claims he gets a real boost from the product when it's sprayed directly on the tongue, but he also likes the fact that he can spray it on so many foods.
"I'll tell you what. It tastes great on pizza. I got some of my friends doing it, and now every time we get a pizza, I bring out the pepper boost along with the parmesan cheese. It adds a real smooth lime - rosemary taste to the pizza. Pizza shops ought to carry the stuff. They'd probably make a killing on it, and it stops you from having pizza breath too," says Steve Fellows of upstate New York.
Officials at SiCap Industries are already hip to the idea of getting Pepper Boost into the restaurant industry. They've already been approached by several restaurant chains looking to cash in on the popularity of hot peppers by including Pepper Boost on their tables and at their salad bars as a condiment.
"It makes sense that Pepper Boost would be a great gimmick for any restaurant because it's really terrific on any food. It gives both fresh and grilled foods a real extra tangy spice, but it's not too hot for even the mildest pallet. The great thing about the formula is the more you use, the hotter it gets -- so pepper boost fits every appetite. It's got a very refreshing taste, and I even know a lot of locals spraying it in their Coronas," says Bob Haines, VP of Manufacturing for SiCap Industries.
As far as getting into restaurants, SiCap Industries does see a future for Pepper Boost, but the company's management is taking a cautious approach to how they expose their new product.
"We're definitely planning on going in the restaurant direction, but we may want to do something exclusive with one chain instead of making Pepper Boost available everywhere. I don't want to see it in just any eatery. Like I wouldn't think Burger King would be the right place for our product, but it would definitely fit in a chain like Chili's. That would make sense to me. A lot of restaurants are just trying to cash in on the hot pepper health craze, but this product is the real deal and we don't want to exploit it. It's a natural health supplement that's meant to be sprayed on food, and it tastes great too. But most importantly, it's a natural metabolic booster so it can help you lose weight. It's an innovative idea for restaurants, but right now we're concentrating on the internet sales. Stores and restaurants will definitely follow," says Wayne Perry.
Perry wouldn't say which restaurants have inquired about carrying Pepper Boost, but he did say there were a couple major chains interested. Furthermore, he says Pepper Boost does not have to be refrigerated although it can be.
"Just like any liquid herbal based product, I wouldn't leave it in the direct 100 degree sun for 20 hours, but it doesn't go bad. We use natural preservatives such as rosemary extract. The lime oil is also a super antiseptic along with the capsaicin itself. We've put the product under every test imaginable and it lasts for months and months with no change in the structural make up. This was an important aspect of the product for us because we wanted people to be able to carry it with them so they can use it regularly and when they're eating on the road. Of course you don't have to just spray it on food. Pepper Boost will give you a real noticeable energy boost when you apply five sprays to the tongue," adds Perry.
Pepper Boost does not contain any stimulants although the manufacturer warns that there is an insignificant trace amount of natural caffeine due to the use of "Green Tea Extract".
"We're talking about nearly untraceable amounts of caffeine. Not even enough to be listed on our label, but we let people know anyway because we believe in giving the customer every detail concerning our products. After all, your health is number one Â especially when it goes bad on you," says Perry.
The Pepper Boost label also warns that pregnant women and nursing women shouldn't take this product only because it does contain feverfew. Feverfew is a natural extract from a certain variety of Chrysanthemum plant. It's known as a powerful circulation booster that can thin the blood somewhat. So as far as people who are on anti-coagulant drugs, they need to take this product under a doctor's supervision and many of them may be able to reduce their intake of prescription blood thinners by replacing them with the capsaicin supplement, but again Â only under their doctorÂs supervision
But if you're basically in good health and you're not pregnant, nursing, or on anti-coagulant drugs, Pepper Boost is a safe and more effective alternative to all those "so-called" metabolic fat burner pills and powders on the market. Many studies show dried pulverized plant compounds are far less potent than the natural resins they are made from, and SiCap's Pepper Boost spray uses only the natural herbal extracts and resins cultivated and extracted from plants in their natural organic state.
"We're launching pepper boost just like we did our first product the sinus buster. With the sinus buster we took great pains in creating the most potent and most effective sinus and headache reliever ever made, and there are thousands of folks out there who'll tell you we've succeeded. And now we've got the most effective metabolic booster in the weight loss business. Along with the SiCap reputation, that really means something. This is another breakthrough for us," adds Bob Haines.
Interestingly enough, SiCap Industries stands for "The Science Of Capsaicin," and with the launch of Pepper Boost, the company now has two "one of a kind" natural capsaicin health products Â the first being the world's first hot pepper nasal spray known as "The Sinus Buster".
Next the company plans on releasing its' own version of the infamous "Master Cleanser" made famous by the self titled book, and Robin Quivers of the Howard Stern Show. Quivers drinks a cocktail of cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and lemon juice daily, and she credits it with her new found health and incredible weight loss. SiCap officials are still very secretive about their new master cleanser, but Wayne Perry told me the product is ready to launch, and he even leaked the name, "Pepper Clean". Perry said this product will be the first daily drinkable capsaicin supplement aimed at cleansing your system of toxins and promoting natural metabolic wellness. MMMM -- Is there a pattern here? I guess the only way to end is to say "SiCap's their name, and pepper's their game."
If you'd like more information about peppers and health: go to (http://www.pepperhealth.com)
If you'd like more information about Pepper Boost: go to (http://www.pepperboost.com)
For more information on The Sinus Buster or other SiCap products: go to (http://www.sinusbuster.com)
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