Cayenne Pepper Pills: Benefits and Side Effects

Cayenne pepper is a red, hot chili pepper and has many uses. It’s been used for thousands of years in alternative medicines as well as adding flavor to many recipes. The most important ingredient in Cayenne pepper is Capsaicin, although vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids are also present in small amounts. Many health experts are huge proponents of Cayenne pepper and feel that it’s one of the best natural herbs around for keeping the human body healthy.

While there is a wide variety of health benefits in Cayenne pepper, popularity surrounding Cayenne pepper pills has grown over using the natural form. The reason for this is due to the pills having everything you need in the right amounts, making it safe to ingest. You can also get the benefit of cayenne pepper without all of the heat, if you tend to be sensitive to spiciness. The benefits of using capsaicin pills are:

  • Losing Weight: This may be one of the most important uses of Cayenne pepper pills.They boost the body’s metabolism due to the presence of capsaicin. This decreases the body’s appetite and results in the desired weight loss.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure: Cayenne pepper pills aid in protecting the body from blood disorders and maintaining a healthy blood pressure. They do this by ensuring the cells in veins, capillaries and arteries get the nutrients they need. This is also because of the capsaicin content.
  • Heart Problems: If you take Cayenne pepper pills regularly and in the correct amount, they will aid in reducing cholesterol levels in the body as well as cleaning arteries.
  • Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth: Cayenne pills have been known to actually stop the growth of cancerous cells. It also aids in killing any cancer cells present in the prostate or lungs.

Cayenne Pepper Side Effects

While there are, indeed, many benefits to using Cayenne pills, you need to always check with your doctor before committing to a regimen of these, or anything else in pill form. There are few side effects of cayenne pepper, but just to be on the safe side, you need to be aware that there have been some people who suffered from the following:

  • Allergies: If you know that you’re allergic to Cayenne pepper, you’ll also be allergic to the pills. You may experience a skin rash, dizziness, swelling and itching in your throat and tongue, and breathing issues.
  • Stomach Problems: It’s possible to suffer from abdominal pain due to the Cayenne pepper being so hot.
  • Other Possible Side Effects: While these are rare, it’s possible to experience bleeding from parts of the body, dark colored urine, nausea, and eyes turning yellow.

The benefits do seem to outweigh any possible cayenne side effects. However, always check with our doctor before trying these.

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5 Responses to Cayenne Pepper Pills: Benefits and Side Effects

  1. chituru says:


    i havent used the cayenne pepper before but i really need to loss weight nd i m also on a pregnancy plan,will the use of the pepper reduce my chances of conception,pls i ll expect a reply from you.thanks.

  2. admin says:

    Chituru, I don’t have any idea what impact it would have on conception. I suggest you speak with your doctor about that.

  3. shhh says:

    is it normal to have to RUN to the restroom within 20mins of taking one pill?
    I’ve taken 2 types and that’s always the outcome

  4. admin says:

    The cayenne pepper pills? I don’t know if it is normal, but it wouldn’t be surprise me. Hot pepper tends to have the same effect on me.

  5. I have high blood pressure and I am considering taking cayenne pepper to help lower it. I also suffer from GERD and I recently read that people suffering from GERD should not take cayenne pepper can you shed any light on this?

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