Hot Peppers May Prevent Growth of Leukemia and Other Cancer Cells
Several recent studies show (capsaicin), the natural extract of certain hot pepper plants actually inhibits the growth of leukemic cells and a variety of cancer cells. Hot peppers could one day lead to the cancer breakthrough scientists have been searching for.
Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2004
If you love hot peppers and spicy foods in general, you're about to love them a whole lot more. Several recent studies have shown that (capsaicin), the natural chemical that puts the "HOT" in hot peppers, may actually prevent the growth of certain types of cancer.
In particular, there have been several clinical studies conducted in Japan and China that showed natural capsaicin directly inhibits the growth of leukemic cells. That means diseased cells can actually be stopped in their tracks by the introduction of capsaicin.
Although these studies used pure capsaicin directly injected into isolated diseased cells in a laboratory setting, scientists have also concluded that daily consumption of hot peppers (thus capsaicin), may actually prevent certain types of cancer.
In fact, scientists have long studied the low cancer rates of South American countries. It is widely regarded by medical experts that this low cancer rate may be tied to the large amounts of capsaicin in their diets. Throughout South America, instestinal, stomach, and colon cancer rates are very low compared to the United States. Furthermore, nearly every main dish in their normal diet contains some form of capsaicin based food -- particularly hot cayenne and jalapeno peppers.
Aside from it's potential cancer inhibiting power, capsaicin has also been clinically proven to prevent blood clots that lead to stroke and heart disease. So it would make sense that the thermal heat action of capsaicin in the bloodstream could effect sick blood cells.
Furthermore, this natural heat producing chemical is also known to fight chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, allergy symptoms, and headaches. In fact, capsaicin has been clinically proven to fight a whole list of ailments including arthritis pain, inflammatory skin disorders, certain types of herpes, and instestinal disorders.
Capsaicin is mainly found in hot pepper plants from the Capsicum Frutescens family. While most varieties are found in South America, there are also Capsicum varieties in Africa, India, and even China. Yet not all Capsicum pepper plants are hot. For example, Paprika is from the capsicum family yet it's mild at best. On the other hand, paprika's cousin, Cayenne is scorching hot. It all depends on the heat factor within a particular plant.
Hot peppers are so unique, they even have their own heat scale known as "Scoville Heat Units". Mostly used in the food industry, the Scoville heat scale is regarded as the most efficient way to measure the true hotness of a pepper plant. Different pepper extracts have different Scoville factors -- so some are better suited for certain uses than others.
In large scale processed food operations, manufacturers get their capsaicin from a special pepper extract known as "Oleoresin Capsicum". This capsicum extract is used to boost the pepper taste in large amounts of food without adding the "pepper cost". Oleoresin capsicum is so concentrated, one 8 ounce cup of this extract could spice up 10,000 gallons of spagetti sauce.
In addition to the food industry, oleoresin capsicum is also used as the active ingredient in self defense pepper sprays carried by police and civilians. And now along with fending off potential attackers, capsicum is also being used to fend off sinus infections, allergies, and headaches with a brand new nasal spray made with hot pepper extract.
This all natural nasal spray, known as The Sinus Buster, has become a hot seller on the web with orders coming in from around the world. SiCap Industries, the company that makes this unique capsicum nasal spray, has been so over-run with orders they've actually contracted with a European distributor to cover that market.
"We've got enough to deal with here in the states. This product is selling like crazy. But the orders from European countries have been growing fast too and we don't even market it there. So we had to find a company in Europe that could process those orders more efficiently. This way we can concentrate on our American marketing campaign," says Bob Haines, Director Of Marketing for SiCap.
Haines told us SiCap is about to launch the Sinus Buster in a major national advertising campaign aiming to hit air by early spring.
"Very soon you'll be seeing the sinus buster all over television. We're about to launch a very aggressive ad campaign because we have something that's helping thousands of people. Nothing beats this product. It's a true breakthrough," Haines added.
SiCap Industries definitely has the customer testimonials to prove their worth. We thumbed through hundreds of emails touting this pepper nasal spray as the greatest sinus, allergy, and headache reliever ever invented. The stories are amazing. Customers have found relief for migraines, cluster headaches, and just about anything connected with your sinuses. One man writes about his wife having actually recovered her sense of smell which was lost years ago due to chronic sinus problems.
"It feels good that so many people are getting incredible results from our spray, but it also makes things hard for us marketing wise because it sounds too good to be true, but the studies back it up. Capsaicin really is a wonder drug of sorts. Besides the happy customers are the real proof," says Joyce Perry, Director of Information Technology for SiCap.
Until the Sinus Buster came along, the only way to get a worthwhile amount of capsaicin in your system has been to eat all the hot peppers you can. Unfortunately you'd have to eat the hottest of peppers on a daily basis to achieve maximum capsaicin exposure. While many people love hot peppers and spicy foods, many others just can't tolerate large amounts. Cayenne pepper pills and even chile powder are another popular way to get your capsaicin, but neither hits the bloodstream quickly and efficiently.
Wayne Perry, founder of SiCap industries and inventor of the Sinus Buster says,"The daily supplement pills filled with cayenne pepper powder are probably not as effective as eating raw peppers. They basically sit in your stomach until they're dissolved. And for some people it's an uncomfortable feeling because it's really an uncontrollable dose. Plus powders and pills are old -- not fresh. The best way to get your capsaicin is through your nose and directly into your bloodstream. That's why our nasal spray is so poular even with people who don't have sinus problems. It's a novel way to get a daily dose of capsaicin, and it can help you prevent sinus and headache episodes at the same time."
The Sinus Buster nasal spray is made with pure natural liquid extract from two particular exotic hot pepper plants. SiCap's formula was years in the making, and there exact combination is a trade secret. The company doesn't use old dry powders or caustic juices, and the spray is completely natural.
"Just like in the food business, we use several natural solutions of oleoresin capsicum. This is the real deal -- as pure as it gets, and it's completely water soluble. Our hot pepper nasal spray introduces capsaicin into your system the most efficient way possible, through your nose There's nothing else like it," Perry added.
If you want to learn more about The Sinus Buster capsaicin pepper nasal spray, you can get the whole story at (www. sinusbuster. com).
You can also get the latest hot pepper health information at (www. pepperhealth. com). It's an excellent website dedicated to the power of the pepper.
If you'd like to check out the clinical trials showing capsaicin's effect on Leukemia and other cell related diseases, check out the links below.
Http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/entrez/query. fcgi? cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11034409&dopt=Abstract (http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/entrez/query. fcgi? cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11034409&dopt=Abstract)
Http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/entrez/query. fcgi? cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12537981&dopt=Abstract (http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/entrez/query. fcgi? cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12537981&dopt=Abstract)
Http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/entrez/query. fcgi? cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14871840&dopt=Abstract (http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/entrez/query. fcgi? cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14871840&dopt=Abstract)
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