Capsicum is added to many herbal formulas as a catalyst for the other herbs. Capsicum influences blood flow (just watch someone’s face when they eat a food with lots of it), which makes it food for the circulatory system. It has proved efficacious in dilating blood vessels and thus relieving chronic congestion of people addicted to alcohol.
This was Nature’s Sunshine’s first product back in 1972 after the founder, Gene Hughes, was taking it by the spoonful to help his stomach. It helped him and helped others and a new business was begun. Capsicum has a high vitamin C content which makes it good as a preventative for colds.
Cayenne also relieves painful muscle spasms in the shoulder, arm, and spine areas, the pain of shingles and diabetic neuropathy. It has also been sprinkled inside socks as a traditional remedy for those prone to cold feet. Sprinkled on a bleeding cut, it stabilizes and stops the blood flow without the pain you would have if taken by mouth. Nice addition to your Pocket First Aid Kit.
Each capsule contains 520 mg capsicum. The capsicum used in this product contains 35,000–40,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Take 1 capsule four times daily with food.