Capsicum - An Anxiety Booster?

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Lucas Aoun

Founder @ BYB

January 12, 2021

Capsicum is an extremely popular fruit (yes its not a vegetable), however could it potentially lower mood? Let's take a look at the science.

Key Facts

Ever heard of glycine? The longevity amino acid that can be taken as a supplement…
Glycine is powerful. In fact, one key effect of glycine is a reduction in anxiety via working on the glycinergic system, which is very closely related to the GABAergic system. One compound found in capsicum called Capsaicin, can REDUCE glycine activity in the brain (Thakre et al., 2019).

Adrenaline forms part of our fight or flight response. Capsaicin has been shown to raise adrenaline levels via acting on TRPV-1 receptors (Watanabe et al., 2001).

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-Insecticidal, Anthelmintic and Larvicidal Effects
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-Immunosuppressant activities
-Analgesic and Antiplatelet Effects
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Food can affect your biology. In fact, cayenne pepper would have stronger effects. Understanding this is the first step of applying Cosmetic Neurology. If taking control of your brain interests you, join my free nootropics course.

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