We are very discriminating in the selection of ingredients for Booty Kick, using only the highest-quality, all-organic ingredients - so nothing stands between you and your optimal health. For example, we use organic Ceylon cinnamon instead of the commonplace, less-expensive cassia cinnamon. Ceylon provides health benefits without the risks of coumarin poisoning that can happen with overconsumption of cassia.
Each ingredient in Booty Kick heightens your taste satisfaction and also is proven to provide at least one distinct health-supporting purpose. For instance, the inherent bitterness of organic orange peel rounds out the flavor profile of the blend. This same bitterness indicates that the peel is rich in anti-inflamatory and high-antioxidant bioflavonoids, and is also intended to stimulate the body's bile and enzyme production. Further, orange peel is rich in vitamin C, which inhibits obesity (11).
Read on to learn more about scientific studies that have shown various health benefits of Booty Kick's ingredients.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that is well-known as a high-powered antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin's benefits are shown to be multiplied when combined with piperine, a compound found in pepper. What is lesser-known is that recent studies have found the combination of curcumin and piperine to modulate body fat (1) and to increase weight and fat loss (2). Booty Kick contains turmeric and two forms of piperine to provide this synergistic fat-kicking impact.
Capsaicin, the "hot" compound in cayenne pepper, has been shown to reduce body fat (5), curb appetite (19), reduce abdominal fat (6), and inhibit obesity (7). Booty Kick contains just enough capsaicin to give your tastebuds a tiny kick, with all of the other ingredients to round it out and make it easy enough to taste any time.
Ginger, which gives Booty Kick some of its warmth on the palate, is not only anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant; it also has been found to have a weight-lowering effect in animals (8).
Anti-obesity effects of the individual bioactive components of cinnamon, rosemary, ginger, pepper, and turmeric have been documented (13), and the combination of the above compounds (ginger, piperine, capsaiciin, and curcumin) was found to improve fat digestion (9).
Cardamom, one of Booty Kick’s most delicious ingredients, has been shown to inhibit obesity (3) and to improve various biomarkers of metabolic syndrome (4).
Cocoa positively impacts markers of cardio risk factors including insulin resistance (10). It is well-known for its high antioxidant power. Booty Kick contains just enough cocoa to round out the more peppery flavors in the mix without adding significant calories.
Orange peel, as described above, is high in vitamin C, which has been found to inhibit obesity (11), and contains a flavonoid called hexamethoxyflavone, which has been found to help resist the creation of body fat (12).
The cinnamaldehyde in Ceylon cinnamon has been proven to activate thermogenesis (fat-burning) (16). And it tastes great!
Cumin has been shown to improve lipid profiles of obese women (17), and paprika has been shown to reduce abdominal fat and lower BMI (18).
In addition to the specific studies mentioned above there are more studies that show all sorts of health benefits from consuming spices (14). What's more, a Chinese study published in 2015 tracked nearly half a million humans over several years, finding that those who consumed spicy foods almost daily had a 14% reduced mortality rate compared to those who ate spice less than once per week(15). Even those who ate spices twice a week showed a 10% less risk than those who did not. Seems like a great reason to Kick up your spices!
1 Nutr Metab (Lond). 2018 Feb 6;15:12. doi: 10.1186/s12986-018-0250-6. eCollection 2018.: Curcumin and piperine supplementation of obese mice under caloric restriction modulates body fat and interleukin-1β - Miyazawa T, Nakagawa K, Kim SH, Thomas MJ, Paul L, Zingg JM, Dolnikowski GG, Roberts SB, Kimura F, Miyazawa T, Azzi A, Meydani M.
2 European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences 2015; 19: 4195-4202: Potential role of bioavailable cur cumin in weight loss and omental adipose tissue decrease: preliminary data of a randomized, controlled trial in overweight people with metabolic syndrome - F. Di Pierro, A. Bressan, D. Renaldo, G. Rapacioli, L. Giocomelli, A. Bertuccioli.
3 Lipids Health Dis. 2017; 16:151 Cardamom powder supplementation prevents obesity, improves glucose intolerance, inflammation and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats - Md Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Anayt Ulla,Farzana Akther Sumi, Nusrat Subhan, Trisha Khan,Bishwajit Sikder,Hemayet Hossain,Hasan Mahmud Reza,and Md Ashraful Alam.
4 J Sci Food Agric. 2017 Dec;97(15):5296-5301. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8414. Epub 2017 Jul 17: Cardamom supplementation improves inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in hyperlipidemic, overweight, and obese pre-diabetic women: a randomized double-blind clinical trial -Kazemi S, Yaghooblou F, Siassi F, Rahimi Foroushani A, Ghavipour M, Koohdani F, Sotoudeh G
5 BMC Obes. 2018 Aug 13;5:22. doi: 10.1186/s40608-018-0197-1. eCollection 2018: Capsaicinoids supplementation decreases percent body fat and fat mass: adjustment using covariates in a post hoc analysis - Rogers J, Urbina SL, Taylor LW, Wilborn CD, Purpura M, Jäger R, Juturu V.
6 Appetite. 2012 Oct;59(2):341-8. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.05.015. Epub 2012 May 22: Capsaicinoids and capsinoids. A potential role for weight management? A systematic review of the evidence - Whiting S, Derbyshire E, Tiwari BK.
7 J Inflamm Res. 2017; 10: 161–168: Ingested capsaicinoids can prevent low-fat–high-carbohydrate diet and high-fat diet-induced obesity by regulating the NADPH oxidase and Nrf2 pathways -Kazim Sahin, Cemal Orhan, Mehmet Tuzcu, Nurhan Sahin, Oguzhan Ozdemir, and Vijaya Juturu.
8 Phytother Res. 2018 Apr;32(4):577-585. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5986. Epub 2017 Nov 29: A systematic review of the anti-obesity and weight lowering effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and its mechanisms of action - Ebrahimzadeh Attari V, Malek Mahdavi A, Javadivala Z, Mahluji S, Zununi Vahed S, Ostadrahimi A.
9 J Sci Food Agric. 2012 Feb;92(3):503-10. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.4597. Epub 2011 Sep 14: Fat digestion and absorption in spice-pretreated rats - Prakash UN, Srinivasan K.
10 The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 141, Issue 11, 1 November 2011, Pages 1982–1988: Flavonoid-Rich Cocoa Consumption Affects Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Meta-Analysis of Short-Term Studies - Mark G. Shrime Scott R. Bauer Anna C. McDonald Nubaha H. Chowdhury Cordelia E. M. Coltart Eric L. Ding.
11 Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Oct 3. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0212-0: Ascorbic acid inhibits visceral obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by activating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α in high-fat-diet-fed C57BL/6J mice - Lee H, Ahn J, Shin SS, Yoon M.
12 J Med Food. 2016 Sep;19(9):830-5. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2016.0060. Epub 2016 Aug 19: Suppression of Adipogenesis by 5-Hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-Hexamethoxyflavone from Orange Peel in 3T3-L1 Cells - Wang Y, Lee PS, Chen YF, Ho CT, Pan MH.
13 Food Funct. 2018 Sep 19;9(9):4569-4581. doi: 10.1039/c8fo01349g: Molecular mechanisms of the anti-obesity effect of bioactive ingredients in common spices: a review - Lu M, Cao Y , Xiao J , Song M , Ho CT.
14 J AOAC Int. 2019 Mar 1;102(2):395-411. doi: 10.5740/jaoacint.18-0418. Epub 2019 Jan 16: Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs and Spices - Jiang TA
15 BMJ 2015;351:h3942 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3942: Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study - Jun Lv, Lu Qi, Canqing Yu, Ling Yang, Yu Guo, Yiping Chen, Zheng Bian, Dianjianyi Sun, Jianwei Du, Pengfei Ge, Zhenzhu Tang, Wei Hou, Yanjie Li, Junshi Chen, Zhengming Chen, Liming Li on behalf of the China Kadoorie Biobank collaborative group.
16 Metabolism. 2017 Dec 77:58-64. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2017.08.006. Epub 2017 Sep 1: Cinnamaldehyde induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis and metabolic reprogramming -Jiang J, Emont MP, Jun H, Qiao X, Liao J, Kim DI, Wu J.
17 Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Nov;20(4):297-301. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Oct 13: Effect of cumin powder on body composition and lipid profile in overweight and obese women - Zare R, Heshmati F, Fallahzadeh H, Nadjarzadeh A.
18 J Oleo Sci. 2018 Sep 1;67(9):1149-1162. doi: 10.5650/jos.ess18076. Epub 2018 Aug 14: Effect of Oral Paprika Xanthophyll Intake on Abdominal Fat in Healthy Overweight Humans: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study - Kakutani R, Hokari S, Nishino A, Ichihara T, Sugimoto K, Takaha T, Kuriki T, Maoka T.
19 Br J Nutr. 1999 Aug;82(2):115-23: Effects of red pepper on appetite and energy intake - Yoshioka M, St-Pierre S, Drapeau V, Dionne I, Doucet E, Suzuki M, Tremblay A.