Origins of Capsicum
Capsicum is a genus of pepper that is round and glossy in shape. You may know the Capsicum pepper as bell pepper or just a pepper, being the most common type of pepper in supermarket shelves in the UK. Capsicum peppers have different names depending on their cultivation origins. Capsicum variants that are spicy are colloquially known as chilli peppers, and those with a mild or sweet flavour are called bell peppers. The name capsicum originates from the Greek word kapto meaning to bite or to swallow. Most Capsicum peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin, a compound that can dissolve in lipids. The natural chemical is found in chilli peppers but not in bell peppers.
Capsicum is sourced from Capsicum frutescens, a shrub that grows to a maximum height of just 1m. The shrub produces white flowers amongst densely branched foliage, preferring sub-tropical climates with partial shade. The pepper was originally grown in Mexico for and has many traditional uses.
Our Capsicum tablets
Unlike some other popular capsicum supplements that are less concentrated, our nutritionists have used a 4:1 extract in this formulation to ensure that you’re getting great value. Oxford Vitality provides two strengths of Capsicum tablets at 500mg and 1,000mg to meet your nutritional requirements. We also offer four quantities with each tablet bearing an aesthetic light brown/red shade and being the only 9mm for ease of swallowing.
This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options. The species used to produce this tablet is Capsicum frutescens. These tablets are not spicy/pungent and are not tested for the presence of capsaicin.
Safety Information: Keep out of sight and reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication[s] please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed stated dose. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any kind of illness.
I take these to ease the pain/discomfort/tightness in my muscles from fibromyalgia. I used to have a different brand but they suddenly stopped making them. I did quite a bit of research before choosing these ones because I needed ones that were as strong as possible (SHU value). These are even better than the other brand - which I didn’t think was possible (because they’re not capsules with the ground powder inside them but like thick tablets). They also don’t burn like the other ones did - in fact if it wasn’t for the fact that my discomfort/pain has very noticeably eased, I wouldn’t even know that I’ve taken any capsaicin at all. I hope they continue making them, because I’m going to keep taking them!
Delivery good. Packaging good. Price good. Quality seems qood. Dosage and efficacy so-so. A lot of the supplements don't have any sense of concentration of active ingredients.
For example in Capsicum it's traditionally the capsaicin that's thought of the primary active ingredient. So how much capsaicin in each tablet oxford Vitality Capsicum tablet? Who knows, could be 0%, could be 1%.
Other brands will let you know how much active ingredient, and other Oxford Vitality supplements are standardised to an active ingredient, but not this one.
I've been taking capsicum tablets for many years as I suffer from numb fingers and toes as soon as the weather turns colder. The price is excellent and the quality second to none. They arrive in plain packaging which helps keep the cost down but the product is first class. I never buy from anyone else now.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is via Royal Mail 1st Class We dispatch orders on weekdays up to 5 pm. Royal mail quote delivery times 1-2 days for 1st class and 2-3 days for 2nd class. Delays can happen, If delivery takes more than 5 working days for a UK order - please contact us immediately. For Europe, orders can take 10-14 Days. We are sorry but we do not dispatch our products to the rest of the world. We apologise for this lengthy period of time, unfortunately, express courier services are uneconomical to use with low priced products.
Please note, we DO NOT quote shipping. We will only make refunds where refunds are due. We apologise this process can not be more simple. Customs Declarations: We declare the value of all products as £15 - This is our average order cost and should not cause import duties or tax by your customs. All orders will be labelled generically as "Dietary Supplements".
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