Scientists in London claimed that they have developed a pill which can burn calories as much as during 80 minutes walk or 25 minutes jog, While you sit. The pill -- Capsiplex -- which is made from hot peppers and capsicum, utilises the weight-loss potential of red-hot peppers.
Chilli and capsicum help in speeding up the metabolism, thus, helping people burning calories or lose weight more rapidly. However, consuming these chillies or their extract in large quantities causes irritation as these are unbearably hot. The scientists overcame this problem while developing the capsule. The pill eats up the calories without causing any irritation.
Trials of the pill conducted at University of Oklahoma in US showed adults taking Capsiplex burned off 278 more calories before, during and after a bout of exercise than those on placebos.
The pill is already in use in the US. Hollywood stars like , and are known to have used the pill.