Natural Health Sherpa Investigates the Health Benefits of Capsaicin

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There are countless articles online about the purported benefits of cayenne and capsaicin. Natural Health Sherpa investigated and went through scientific studies and published what they found.

The strongest evidence of capsaicin’s benefits lies in its ability to relieve pain.

While capsaicin in cayenne is associated with numerous health benefits such as fighting diabetes, weight loss, and even fighting cancer, Natural Health Sherpa found out that scientific evidence shows that it is most useful in treating pain.

“The strongest evidence of capsaicin’s benefits lies in its ability to relieve pain,” according to the leading natural health website.


Natural Health Sherpa found out that capsaicin is a natural anti-inflammatory. Capsaicin blocks COX-2 – a kind of prostaglandin that causes inflammation. “That’s one of the reasons it has so many other medicinal benefits.”

Diabetic Neuropathy

Capsaicin also helps with diabetic neuropathy, “a painful condition that occurs when nerves are damaged as a result of high blood sugar levels.”
“After eight weeks, those people who used the capsaicin cream enjoyed a 69 percent reduction in pain, 58 percent improvement in pain relief, and 38 percent decrease in pain intensity. Statistically, these were significantly better results than those found in the placebo group,” according to Natural Health Sherpa.

“A simple and delicious way to get the health benefits of capsaicin is to eat hot peppers,” Natural Health Sherpa concludes.

Natural Health Sherpa provides in-depth, science-based, independent reviews of natural health therapies and remedies that have been proven to be both safe and effective and are backed by good science -- multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized studies. Unfortunately, there are many charlatans making bogus, unfounded claims in the natural health area, so our goal is to separate fact from fiction to pinpoint what actually works.

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