I’ll admit I don’t workout as often as I should. As a busy mom of five and running a successful online magazine, I only have time to workout 2-3 days a week. My fitness program usually consists of a morning run and if there is time I will do 20 minutes of weight training afterwards. When I do workout I like to take a pre-workout supplement to boost my energy and stamina. I usually mix some creatine with sugar-free flavored water before my morning run. However, I recently was introduced to something that works just the same if not better than creatine.
OmniActive has introduced this dietary supplement made with Capsicum extract which has been proven to enhance physical performance and increase energy production. Capsicum extract in the Capsimax® capsules comes from red-hot chili peppers.
How does Capsimax work?
Capsimax® uses a concentrated highly active, natural capsicum extract from red-hot chili peppers that delivers all of the heat of capsaicin without the burn. Made with patented OmniBeadTM technology, concentrated highly active, natural capsicum extract from red-hot chili peppers is encapsulated in a controlled-release coating. Capsimax® delivers effective levels of capsaicinoids without the oral and gastric burning sensation of unprotected red-hot peppers.
The capsaicinoids in Capsimax® support energy production by promoting healthy metabolism, the mobilization of fats for energy production (a process called lipolysis), and thermogenesis by generating heat in the body.
Studies have shown that people taking a supplement with capsicum extract lost more weight and gained more lean muscle mass than those who didn’t. For example, in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 45 obese participants were assigned to receive a supplement containing Capsimax®, raspberry ketone, caffeine, garlic, ginger and citrus aurantium or a placebo. After eight weeks of daily supplementation, a calorie-restricted diet and exercise training, the group taking the Capsimax-containing supplement lost more weight, more body fat and more waist and hip girth than the placebo group (capsimax.com/capsimax-difference).
It has been about a month since I started taking Capsimax®. Even though I only take it before my morning run about 2-3 days a week, I have noticed that I have more stamina and energy for my workout. I haven’t lost any weight or gained any more muscle mass, however that is not part of my fitness goals at the moment.
If you are interested in learning more about Capsimax or would like to try it out for yourself visit capsimax.com.
*Disclosure: I received a bottle of Capsimax® in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.