The modern world is constantly seeking a magical fix when it comes to losing weight and there seems to be a new supplement, drink or dietary practice hitting the news every other week.

But the latest trend just might be something to sit up and take notice of. Spice supplements have arrived.
 

So what’s so special about spices?

Spices are famed across international cuisine for their ability to turn a dish instantly flavorsome but there’s a lot more to spice than meets the eye.

Firstly, the use of spices therapeutically is not actually a passing “fad” at all. Herbs and spices have their roots planted firmly in several ancient medicinal practices, including Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest and most sophisticated mind and body health systems.

But science is only just playing catch up. Thankfully, they’re making up for lost time with more and more clinical studies being performed on the medicinal benefits of various herbs and  spices. What they’re finding is nothing short of astonishing – results have been able to link certain spices to potential benefits in the treatment of cancer, arthritis, depression, weight loss, and much more.
 

Spice supplements

One spice supplement that’s garnering a lot of attention right now is ThermaSpice by SpiceFit. SpiceFit is the brainchild of Dr. Melina Jampolis, a board-certified physician nutrition specialist who lectures around the country on nutrition for weight loss. She’s also the author of several acclaimed books, the former host of Discovery Network FitTV’s Diet Doctor and a consultant for CNNHealth.

Dr. Melina began researching the healing power of spices after being floored by the many potential health benefits of curcumin at a National Institute of Health symposium. She then experienced incredible results with a patient after adding capsaicin to their weight loss plan.

After diligently researching the idea of a powerful spice supplement over several years, Dr. Melina finally felt that she had the right combination, and dosage, of spice-derived ingredients, to target optimal weight loss.

ThermaSpice by SpiceFit harnesses the power of some of nature’s most potent spices in a dual-action formula: An award-winning compound known as Slimvance (which contains extracts of moringa leaf extract, curcumin, and curry leaf) works in combination with Capsimax which utilizes capsaicin – a powerful thermogenic ingredient that gives chile peppers their hot taste.
 

The power of ThermaSpice

SpiceFit has combined a selection of cutting-edge, potent, medicinal spices, backed by both current clinical research and Dr. Melina’s own personal experiences. A recent study on the Slimvance component of ThermaSpice found that it was 6 times more effective for weight loss than diet and exercise alone.
 

The key spices used in ThermaSpice are:

  1. Curry leaves

Curry leaves have been shown to reduce bad cholesterol levels[1]  and have long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for increasing “good” cholesterol (HDL).

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin which has been shown to increase weight loss, reduce body fat, and enhance BMI in weight loss trials.[2]

  1. Moringa leaf

Moringa leaf extract has therapeutic potentials for chronic high blood sugar.[3] It’s also thought to curb food cravings and assist in fat absorption because it’s high in fiber.

  1. Capsaicin

Capsaicin is a strong stimulant that is thought to improve energy levels, support a healthy body composition, and promote feelings of fullness. A Canadian study found that capsaicin may indeed work as an effective appetite suppressant.[4]
 

Spice up your life

SpiceFit’s mission is to help people to feel more confident in the way they look and feel, especially under the daily pressures of a busy lifestyle. It’s one thing to know that spices are great for weight loss but quite another to know what to do with that information.

ThermaSpice supplements are designed to deliver a powerful, twice-daily dose without you needing to study, shop or prepare your spices. If you’re a little sensitive to eating spices you’re also taken care of, as the capsaicin has been specially coated to dissolves farther down in your digestive system.

Herbs and spices are some of the most versatile plants you can possibly get your hands on. Not only can you grow them in your own backyard (or on an apartment balcony) but spices have the power to fight disease, burn fat and boost flavor without calories. It sounds like this may be one “trend” that has some real staying power, but the ancients already knew that.

[1] https://www.ajpcr.com/Vol5Suppl4/1356.pdf

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26592847

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3290775/

[4] http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/health/nutrition/28real.html