I have been taking Cayenne pepper for over 20 years, along with Ginkgo Biloba. I am 76 yrs and I am still working 7 days a week. I take both every day and I never break the cycle, ever.

I do not know if this has helped me to get to this age or not, but I have never been in hospital. I just see my Doc once a year for a check up.

I eat almost everything, but in moderation.

I smoked from the age of 17, but stopped almost 4 years now. Stopped drinking at the same time.

I did put on a few pounds, but I feel as though I’m 60.

[Editor’s Note: Here’s what the University of Maryland Medical Center said in 2010 about the benefits of cayenne on pain relief and methods of use. Dr. Andrew Weil published this article about the spice in 2013]

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  1. Watch out for the Ginko Biloba.

    According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s webpage:

    Companies add small amounts of Ginkgo biloba to beverages because it supposedly boosts memory and thinking, but most studies in healthy people show little or no benefit at levels greater than what’s added to foods and beverages. Since Ginkgo appears to interfere with blood clotting, it should not be consumed before or after surgery, during labor and delivery, or by those with bleeding problems such as hemophilia. IMPORTANTLY, in 2013, the U.S. Government’s National Toxicology Program published the first study that could evaluate Ginkgo’s ability to cause cancer. The study found “clear evidence” that Ginkgo biloba caused liver cancer in male and female mice and “some evidence” that Ginkgo caused thyroid cancer in rats.

    Link to U.S. Gov Toxicology Program Report->
    Link to CSPI page->

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