As a fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers…yes, both the band and the vegetable (actually a fruit), it’s interesting to see all the recent attention about increasing metabolism. While Flea’s incredible bass licks and John Frusciante funk jazz style can get you “amped up”, I’m talking about the focus on Capsaicin found in hot peppers.
While the notion of consuming peppers is a HOT topic today, (pun intended) scientific studies indicate that the actual component of pepper which has a thermogenic property is capsaicin. Results suggests that capsaicin increases energy expenditure after a meal containing pepper appeared only immediately after the meal ingested and also noted increases in carbohydrate oxidation …however it does not increase total energy resulting in increases in metabolism
Capsaicin which is a component of HOT peppers increases thermogenesis...internal body temp...
Does not equate to increase metabolism...
Quantity used in studies could not be consumed in amounts needed
Attached is a link to a scientific peer reviewed study
That being said…Both are good for the soul….
Terpene Lactones are associted with increased circulation to the brain and other parts of the body and may exert a protection action of the nerve cells. Other activities of terpene lactones include neuroprotection, improvement of choline (a neurotransmitter) uptake in brain synapses and inhibition of platelet activating factor (which reduces the tendency of the blood to clot).
Flavonoid glycosides are a group of chemical compounds that occur in small but significant amounts in fruits and vegetables. More than 4,000 different flavonoids have been identified, some of which have been researched in detail and are believed to have beneficial effects on human health. Some of the health related benefits associated with this group of compounds include strengthening of the immune system, protection against cancer, and a reduction in capillary fragility.
Two constituents included in:
InnerTrition Multi Vitamin and Mineral Supplement.
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“Do vitamins and minerals give us energy” and “Why are two separate nutrients classified into one category”?
The answer to the first question is, in order for a nutrient to provide energy, it must contain Calories. The Calorie containing nutrients are Carbohydrates, Fats, and Protein. Therefore, vitamins and minerals do not provide your body with energy. They are however a vital component of proper energy production. They are important “workers” that facilitate the process.
“THE WHOLE IS EQUAL TO THE SUM OF ITS PARTS!
This is "the why" behind two very different classification of nutrients being categorized in the same section. The similarity of their importance on micro level to all overall processes and health in the body is a major factor in determining the body as a whole. Often when vitamins and minerals are discussed, the review usually revolves around the functions of one specific vitamin or mineral and usually because of some type of hype or research findings that has been identified.
An important concept to remember is that vitamins and minerals work best and are complimentary to one another.
“FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN OPPOSITE AND EQUAL REACTION”
If you begin consuming high amounts of one specific vitamin or mineral, it may alter the balance of others, or interfere with specific processes.
To better understand this, think of your body in relation to an automobile. Visualize carbohydrate as the fuel, fat as the reserve fuel tank; protein as the oil and frame structure holding things together, and vitamins and minerals as the spark plugs, battery, and wires. These are needed to facilitate starting and keeping your vehicle running. If you put higher quality spark plugs in, will your vehicle run well? Not necessarily! You may also have to put in better wires to accommodate this, or you may create too much overload that may destroy other parts. My point is, when you add too much of one thing, it effects more then you think. So don't just add high amounts of vitamin C or other individual micro nutrients.
Make sure that you are balanced and eat a varied diet. Obtaining the proper amount of vitamin and minerals is essential for optimal health! Regardless of how well your diet is...sometimes to obtain all the vitamin and minerals you need a good multi- vitamin and mineral supplement is worth adding.
Mark T. Cuatt