Capsaicin and Health: more is better?
Hi! I'm new to the forums and pepper growing. Been eating hot peppers for a while, but never tried to grow them myself.
Okay, so I'm sure a lot of you know about the alleged health benefits of eating hot peppers; there's especially a lot of info out there about cayenne. But others too, like habaneros. I see a lot of these benefits attributed to capsaicin. But if it's the capsaicin that provides most or all of the health benefits of these peppers, wouldn't hotter be better? If cayenne is good and habanero better, then eating bhuts should make you superman, right?
Okay, facetiousness aside, what are your thoughts on whether superhots are really good for you or not? Is more capsaicin really better? Or is eating these guys really providing any extra benefit? Maybe past a certain point it's just all about the heat and endorphins?