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Apollo's Hegemony Capsaicin & Ginger is a dietary supplement containing standardized plant extracts – the ornamental pepper plant (Capsicum annum), which is the source of capsaicin, and ginger extract (Zingiber officinale). Commonly used as seasonings, capsaicin and ginger show a number of scientifically proven health-promoting properties.
Capsaicin is an alkaloid that is the main active substance of pepper, responsible for its spicy flavor (especially chili). The main mechanism of action of the compound is based on the interaction with the TRPV1 ion channel (transient receptor potential vanilloid 1). Activation of this channel by capsaicin is responsible not only for the burning sensation but also for a number of other health-promoting effects.
Medicinal ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a plant species commonly used as a spice, which is also widely used in herbal medicine and conventional medicine. It shows anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial, cholesterol-lowering, and cholagogic effects. In addition, ginger is helpful in combating nausea (including motion sickness).
Both capsaicin and active substances present in ginger have antioxidant properties, thanks to which they have the ability to reduce adverse effects of oxidative stress. Long-term oxidative stress leads to damaging of cellular structures, which in turn is the cause of the development of numerous diseases and accelerated aging of the body.
Antioxidative activity of capsaicin is based mainly on the ability to inhibit oxidation reactions, including oxidation of LDL lipoproteins, a process leading to the development of atherosclerosis. This way, capsaicin supports the health of the cardiovascular system. Ginger owes its antioxidative activity to the presence of polyphenolic compounds, thanks to which it has a high ability to scavenge free radicals.
Supporting the process of weight loss
Capsaicin may effectively support the processes of losing excess body weight and body fat through several mechanisms, primarily through the influence on fat metabolism and (along with ginger) thermoregulation. These properties have been demonstrated in both human and animal studies.
Capsaicin has been shown to have an effect on the amount of proteins involved in thermoregulation and fat metabolism. This is done by capsaicin inhibition of the transcription of genes encoding proteins that stimulate adipogenesis processes and by stimulation of the transcription of genes encoding proteins involved in thermogenesis (heat production by the body). Capsaicin may increase the secretion of adrenaline and noradrenaline from the adrenal medulla, which further intensifies thermogenesis.
In another study, capsaicin proved to have the catabolic properties – an increase in breaking down the fat was observed. Capsaicin may also reduce appetite. All these effects lead to an increase in energy expenditure and a reduction in energy consumption and therefore increase the calorie deficit. The result is the faster reduction in weight and body fat.
The gastroprotective properties
Despite the common belief that hot spices should be avoided in order to prevent stomach diseases, numerous reports indicate the gastroprotective potential of capsaicin. It has been shown that the systematic intake of small amounts of capsaicin reduced the risk of developing, e.g. stomach ulcers.
This effect is associated with the activation of TRPV1 in the mucosal neurons. This results in the release of appropriate neuropeptides and nitric oxide, improving blood microcirculation in this area.
In case of abdominal pain after taking the preparation, it is worth drinking a small amount of milk.
Ginger is also used in sports supplementation. In addition to valuable antioxidant and thermogenic properties, in combination with curcumin and glucosamine, it supports joint regeneration.
If you are taking any medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using the product.
Apollo’s Hegemony is a manufacturer of dietary supplements whose composition is based on the latest scientific research and experience. The company is constantly expanding its range of products and taking care that they are of top quality.
It offers formulations which have multiple effects on the body and those with more targeted effects – e.g. boosting alertness and focus, increasing the tolerance to stress, promoting peaceful sleep and maintaining the health of the liver and adrenal glands.
Dietary supplements by Apollo’s Hegemony are effective owing to carefully selected composition which comprises the most potent forms and their precise doses. What is more, herbal supplements contain standardised extracts.
All products of this brand comply with good manufacturing practices (GMP) and their ingredients are vegan and vegetarian friendly.
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Microcrystalline cellulose, Rice flour, Capsule shell (Hypromellose)
The product has not been tested for substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Pimentos (Capsicum annuum) - native to the Americas, in Poland, grown under cover, it has valuable medicinal and culinary properties (as a seasoning for many dishes). The raw material is dried fruit peppers (Fructus Capsici siccatus) and fruit immature (Fructus Copsici immaturus) containing: aromatic amines, protein, sugar, flavonoids, organic acids, trace elements (phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, calcium), vitamins (B group, C , P, E, provitamin A) and the alkaloid capsaicin, which has a thermogenic potential. Most of the substances present in the pepper shows antioxidant properties, affecting the proper functioning of the digestive and immune systems, increase metabolism, improve blood circulation and affect the level of cholesterol. Fresh pepper is a valuable seasoning for meats, salads due to nutritional and vitaminizing properties. It is a part of dietary vitaminizing, mineralizing and slimming supplements.
Capsaicin organic compound found in chilli pepper fruits, soothing feeling pain and having thermogenic properties, revealing under the influence of temperature increase (above 42° C) as a result of the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline from the adrenal medulla, while the increase of metabolic processes and intensity of burning fat. It is inadvisable to use capsaicin products containing casein, which causes a delay in the rate of change and can cause discomfort in the upper abdomen. In the sports supplementation capsaicin is used in conjunction with caffeine, polyphenols in green tea in the programs fat reduction and weight control. Also used by people on weight loss diet with the average of physical activity. Preparations available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: the lack of defined standards of daily consumption
Ginger root (Zingiber Officinale Radix) as a herbal raw material is widely used as a source of, among others, gingerols. Compounds containing organic components of ginger root are characterized by high biological activity. Ginger root is used in medicine, due to the prevention of infection, to ensure a balance of gastrointestinal bacteria, involved in the production of bile. It has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the circulatory system as an antioxidant, lowers blood pressure, causing a delay in the processes of formation of LDL cholesterol (inhibitor). As a thermogenic it reduces appetite processes and sometimes it is a component of weight loss complexes. Through participation in the transformation of thermogenic lipolysis, is one of the valuable fat burners. The active substances contained in it are a component of arthritis regenerators (in combination with glucosamine including or curcumin). In the sports supplementation it is valued for its anti-inflammatory properties to support the process of healing and recovery after an injury of motor organs (especially the joints). It co-creates so called joints regenerators with chondroitin, glucosamine and curcumin.
Gingerols - contained in the ginger rhizome active ingredients are derivatives of phenylpropane. Anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, warming and regulating the digestive system and digestive tract. They are an antioxidant that reduces oxidation of LDL cholesterol and the building-up of atherosclerotic plaques, lower blood pressure. They also are used in the supplements for the reduction of body fat. When combined with glucosamine, chondroitin and curcumin allow for the regeneration of joints. In the In the sports supplementation they are used for their anti-inflammatory potential, facilitating treatment and rehabilitation after injuries of motoric organs.
Dosage: 10-20 mg per day.
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