I have severe Diabetic Nerve Pain and used to take Alpha Lipoic Acid, but then it seemed to stop working. I wondering what else I could try, and was thinking about Cayenne and how it increases circulation. I began taking one capsule three times a day with meals and it really helps. The first night I could feel my feet tingling very dramatically. I hope other people have good luck as I have.. Danielle
Dr. Christopher says that you should use warm water when taking cayenne because the warm water opens your system up and allows the cayenne to get into your system faster than using cold water. I took cayenne capsules several years ago and quit. Because of type 2 diabetes, my feet had become numb and I have pain and burning to the point that I had to stop my 30 minute daily walks.
I started taking cayenne powder (1 teaspoon in 8oz warm water three times a day) about two weeks ago for my heart and high blood pressure. To my surprise after 3 days of the cayenne, I suddenly noticed that my feet didn't hurt like they had before. After almost two weeks, I am just about completely free of pain and numbness. I am actually wearing shoes today that I could not walk in a month ago. I read today that cayenne will kill prostate cancer cells. Is there anything this herb won't do? I plan to make my cayenne regimen a part of my daily life from now on.