Unibar launches CapZfuel capsaicin for sports & weight management

By Stephen Daniells

- Last updated on GMT

© MahirAtes / Getty Images
© MahirAtes / Getty Images

Related tags Capsaicin thermogenesis Weight management

Texas-based Unibar Corporation has launched a capsaicin ingredient called CapZfuel to optimize thermogenesis and support weight management and exercise goals.

Capsaicin, derived from red chili pepper (Capsicum annuum​), is well-known to have potential weight management effects, which are linked to its ability to boost fat burning and energy production. It has also been reported to help the body burn excess fat through a process called non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT).

The pungency of the compound makes it difficult to work with, but Unibar’s CapZfuel is provided as enteric-coated beadlets where it can be absorbed without unnecessary damage or irritation to the stomach and gut, said the company.

CapZfuel is not formulated with pharmaceutical excipients, like methacrylate, said the company in a press release, and achieves better dissolution and palatability without the use of surfactants and soothing agents.

Sevanti Mehta, president of Unibar, commented: “Thermogenesis is an important function that utilizes the body’s fat as a fuel source and thereby helping to improve energy, reduce fatigue, and conserve muscle mass for better sports performance. COVID has resulted in an increase of at-home exercise and having a supplement to help burn fat safely and efficiently will help with consumer’s weight management and exercise goals.”

According to data from an eight-week animal study​ (obesity-induced mice), the ingredient led to significant increases in burning existing body fat as well as reducing lipid parameters such as cholesterol and triglycerides, said the company (this study has not yet been published).

“This is significant as it reveals that the mice were able to experience increased energy expenditure and boosted resting metabolic rates during non-exercise activity thermogenesis, leading to better endurance,” ​said Mehta.

Mehta told NutraIngredients-USA the company is planning human studies to further explore the ingredient’s benefits.

CapZfuel is certified kosher and halal.

Related news

Related products

show more

The solutions to botanical supply chain challenges

The solutions to botanical supply chain challenges

Content provided by Ayana Bio | 05-Jun-2024 | Infographic

Many botanicals continue to face supply chain challenges, from the surging demand for stress-relieving adaptogens and immune-support ingredients to the...

BIONAP : HARVESTING THE FORCE OF NATURE

BIONAP : HARVESTING THE FORCE OF NATURE

Content provided by BIONAP BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS | 30-May-2024 | Product Brochure

Nature's power is a gift, one that BIONAP knows how to use responsibly. From the very beginning of our work to the last detail, Biodiversity is what inspires...

Effera™ Human Equivalent Lactoferrin

Effera™ Human Equivalent Lactoferrin

Content provided by Helaina Inc | 17-May-2024 | Product Brochure

Helaina’s bioactive protein Effera™ is a novel branded ingredient and the first clinically studied Human Lactoferrin on the market. Human Lactoferrin is...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars