Pine Valley, (PressExposure) April 16, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, has commented on a recent study that suggests hot peppers could help in the fight against heart disease.
According to a recent study led by Zhen-Yu Chen, Ph.D., and presented in San Diego at the 243rd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS),March 2012, hot peppers may be the natural heart health elixir that North American so desperately need.
Hot peppers such as habaneros, cayennes and jalapenos contain a variety of capsaicinoids, which are the compounds that give them their characteristic heat.
Dr. Victor Marchione, an expert in Pulmonary Medicine says one of the capsaicinoids - capsaicin, is already highly revered in holistic medicine "and can be used to help boost the metabolism and promote weight loss, manage psoriasis, reduce pain, cure shingles and ease digestive disorders, too".
The hot peppers/heart health study, which was presented at ACS, involved feeding hamsters high cholesterol diets. The hamsters were divided into two separate groups; one of which was fed capsaicinoids and the other of which was not. At the end of the study, Chen and his associates found that the capsaicinoids found in hot peppers help to promote a healthy heart and they reduce heart disease risk in two very important ways.
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says, "in addition to reducing cholesterol levels and reversing cholesterol build-up, this study found that capsaicinoids block the action of the enzyme-cyclooxygenase-2. This is important because cyclooxygenase-2 causes the blood vessel muscles to restrict and contract and this reduces blood flow to the heart and the rest of the body.
This is not the first study to find that hot peppers work as a natural form of cardiac care by promoting heart health and reducing heart disease risk. Past research has also suggested that hot peppers help to lower both high blood pressure and high cholesterol; as well as to reduce the risk for blood clots. "Our research has reinforced and expanded knowledge about how these substances in chilies work in improving heart health," states Chen.
(SOURCE: "National Meeting of the American Chemical Society" Hot Peppers and Heart Disease, March 2012)
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