Nutritional ingredient supplier OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc., announced that Abhijit Bhattacharya, Chief Operating Officer, will discuss the science supporting the weight-loss-promoting properties of Capsimax, an extract of hot red peppers, as part of the popular Slim Slam panel at Nutracon. During the Slim Slam, being held Wednesday, March 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim, a panel of experts including Bhattacharya will offer their opinions on the scientific validity, marketability and credibility of ingredients in the weight loss category.
"Unfortunately, the weight loss category is littered with products that contain ingredients with no science to support their claims, and we are pleased to be able to highlight the extensive research confirming the calorie-burning properties of Capsimax as part of this distinguished panel," noted Bhattacharya. "Given the growing concerns about worldwide obesity, there is a clear need for effective weight management solutions, and we feel that Capsimax is one solution that both manufacturers and consumers can get behind due to its strong body of scientific support and the historical daily use of hot red peppers in human health and nutrition."
Capsimax Capsicum Extract is a proprietary encapsulated form of premium, highly concentrated natural capsicum fruit extract manufactured from hot red peppers, a known food that has been a global diet staple for centuries. Capsimax utilizes the innovative and patented encapsulation technology OmniBead(TM) to deliver functionally effective levels of the active principles of capsicum — capsaicinoids — while minimizing the oral and gastric irritation often experienced with unprotected hot red pepper product applications. A large number of clinical studies on capsicum and capsaicinoids have confirmed significant effects for diet and weight management including increased energy expenditure, enhanced carbohydrates and fat burning and more pronounced satiety signals, as well as antioxidant effects. Capsimax Plus, a proprietary blend containing Capsimax and other natural thermogenic and performance-boosting agents including caffeine, piperine (black pepper extract) and niacin, helped individuals burn an average of 278 more calories before, during and after exercise compared to placebo.