A new weight loss supplement called the tri-pepper blend is equivalent to a 20 minute walk burning the same amount of calories.
It contains black pepper, caffeine and a concentrated form of capsaicin that makes red peppers hot.
According to Joel T. Cramer, assistant professor of exercise physiology from University of Oklahoma, the study showed energy expenditures of three to six percent, results that are statistically significant enough to validate product weight-loss claims.
During the study, participants were given the supplement or a placebo followed by a metabolic rate test.
The team measured oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced by participants to determine the arresting metabolic rate of each after receiving the supplements.
It confirmed the viability of the weight loss supplement.