What Is Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annuum)?
Cayenne extract is derived from cayenne peppers, the fruit of the Capsicum annuum plant. Cayenne peppers are a member of the nightshade family of plants, which also includes jalapenos, bell peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. Cayenne has been used for hundreds of years and was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus who first brought cayenne peppers back to Europe from the Americas in the late 15th century. The fruits were called peppers, because their spicy properties were reminiscent of the peppercorn.
Cayenne peppers are significantly spicier than jalapeno peppers and have a Scoville heat rating of anywhere between 10,000 - 100,000 units, while jalapenos have 1,000 - 10,000 units.
Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annuum) Benefits
Cayenne extract has been used for thousands of years by natives for its purported health benefits. It contains powerful antioxidants and is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. Cayenne extract helps support heart and cardiovascular health and can help ease digestion.† It may help support weight loss when taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.† Cayenne extract may also have anti-inflammatory properties.†
- Loaded with vitamins & minerals
- High in vitamin C
- Fortifies the immune system†
- Supports healthy joints†
- Supports cardiovascular & heart health†
- Helps ease digestion†
- Supports overall health & wellness†