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Would 100mg daily cayenne (as part of an apple cider vinegar supplement) be more beneficial in general or possibly risky for gastric cancer? i believe capsaicin content in only 100mg would be extremely low (only a few milligrams, if that, if i'm doing th

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
More beneficial!: Cayenne has many proven benefits. Capsacain may be mutagenic to stomach cells but also has anti-cancer properties. One study found increased risk of stomach cancer while another found those who ate the most cayenne had least cancer incidence! The benefits outweigh the unproven risk. See http://www.truestarhealth.com/Notes/2065009.html & http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cayenne
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
What is your goal?: Cayenne pepper is high in vitamin A. It also contains vitamins B6, E, C, riboflavin, potassium, & manganese; dilates blood vessels & speeds metabolism due to high amounts of capsaicin; may support a healthy energy balance while suppressing appetite; aid in oxidation of adipose tissue, regulate high blood pressure, promote healthy liver function; promotes mucus production (Ref. Wikipedia).

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