A 31-year-old female asked:
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does cayenne pepper capsules help for blood circulation?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Don't waist your money
Answered on Jul 9, 2014
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
It may: There is some data, mostly in specialized hypertensive(elevated blood pressure) rats, that capsaicin(the "hot" chemical in peppers) help dilated blood vessels. It's not as clear how strong if any that response is in people. So it may very well help out but likely at most, just a small bit. Though remember, every small bit can help out in the long run. Best of luck
Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Myths: That would not in any way improve the circulation. That is a cruel hoax put on the internet by strangers for a good laugh.
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