In one double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial, it indicated that treatment of overweight or obese subjects with 6 mg/day capsinoid for 12 weeks was associated with abdominal fat loss.
Body weight was also decreased as 0.9 and 0.5 kg in the capsinoid and placebo groups respectively.
The study concluded that capsaicin plays a critical role in human and has multiple benefits for metabolic health, especially for weight loss in obese individuals.
“More importantly, no adverse effects with capsaicin were observed in most studies,” added the study.
“Thus, chilli peppers and capsaicin are safely and easily applicable to our daily life.”