Capsaicin and Green Tea Extract Cut Appetite

Can Both Be Effective Fat Burners

Weight-loss supplements such as capsaicin and green tea extract might work by decreasing appetite. While many supplement makers claim that their products suppress appetite, few supply any evidence of their effectiveness. Danish researchers studied the effects of capsaicin, CH-19 sweet pepper, and green tea extract on hunger and satiety (feeling of fullness) during negative and positive energy balance. The supplement suppressed appetite in both conditions but worked best during a low-calorie diet. Capsaicin, green tea extract, and CH-19 sweet pepper might be effective supplements for promoting weight loss. (Clinical Nutrition, 28: 260-265, 2009)