A 2018 study investigated the relevance of cayenne pepper to weight loss. Researchers found capsaicinoids in the ingredient to help reduce the body’s fat mass. They also observed higher metabolism rates and calorie burning.
In a 2017 study, researchers found ashwagandha to have crucial anti-weight effects in a double-blind, placebo-based study. Although the ingredient is popularly known as an adaptogen,
Researchers divided participants into two groups during the study and administered ashwagandha to one while giving the other placebos. At the end of the research, those that took ashwagandha had reduced weight more than those who took placebos. However, it was also concluded that high doses of ashwagandha are needed to attain substantial changes.
Another study found seaweeds to have fundamental weight loss properties. They suppress appetite, reducing food consumption. For instance, alginate, a component found in kelp, minimizes the absorption of fats in the gut by about 75%.
In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the health benefits of Schizandra, finding it to provide antioxidation and anti-tumor effects. They also found it connected to higher energy levels and less obesity.