You may not know this about us, but we like living on the edge. Not in the Aerosmith way or the jumping off cliffs way or in the Vin Diesel tries for a Triple X sequel way, but in the let’s-get-crazy-and-add-cayenne-to-a-tea-blend way. That’s right, we took one of the spiciest spices out there and said fuck it, let’s put this shit in that there Endurance Blend. Then we flipped the double bird and fell backwards onto our ergonomic office chair.
You are correct. That’s not how it happened. But we do like to get a little crazy with our ingredients, but only for the right reasons. Cayenne just happens to have some incredibly beneficial properties, including joint and muscle pain relief. So, while we can fist-bump each other for our hardcore tea mastery, we must also disclose how responsible we are with every ingredient selection that helps you perform better and recover faster.
Relieves Achy Joints and Muscles
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne, is the base for many over-the-counter treatments for arthritis and muscle pain. It short-circuits pain by depleting nerve cells of a chemical called substance P, which helps transfer pain signals along nerve endings to the brain. That’s a lot of science to say that cayenne helps you run longer, lift heavy, and do more with less pain.
Boosts Calorie Burning Potential
In a six-week study of 25 non-overweight adults, two Purdue researchers found that cayenne helped increase study participants’ body temperatures and the amount of calories they burned. Just a half of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper along with a meal can help suppress appetite and burn calories. Don’t feel too badly about that post run beer, as your pre-run Endurance Blend will still be working hard for you.
Capsaicin stimulates the release of mucus from respiratory passages and opens your airways. We’re helping you breath better, one sprinkle of cayenne at a time.
Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people with diabetes who ate a meal containing liberal amounts of chile pepper required less insulin to reduce their blood sugar afterward.
Because cayenne improves blood flow, it is also helpful in conjunction with other medications or supplements if you have circulation issues. Research in the U.S. National Library of Medicine also shows that capsaicin helps to lower blood pressure. We all know how important blood flow is for any activity. So, you know, you’re welcome.
While we won’t be jumping out of planes any time soon, we will always be taking big risks with tea ingredients that may seem crazy, but crazy in the best possible way.