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Dr. Carlos Mantilla
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Capsaicin (Overview)

Capsaicin is a cancer agent.


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What is capsaicin?

What is capsaicin?

alkaloid of chilies: Capsaicin is active ingredient of red chilies found to have some anticancer properties in prostate , lung and other cancers although the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Mantilla
172 doctors shared insights

Capsaicin (Overview)

Capsaicin is a cancer agent.


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How exactly does capsaicin induce apoptosis?

How exactly does capsaicin induce apoptosis?

HOT HOT cell suicide: Capsaicin is active ingredient of red chilies found to have some anticancer properties in prostate , lung and other cancers although the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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Is it normal to use capsaicin for back pain?

Is it normal to use capsaicin for back pain?

Yes with moderation: This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). It may also be used to treat nerve pain. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance p) that helps pass pain signals to the brain. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis?

Yes: Capsaicin creams contain contain pepper compounds. There may be a slight burn initially but these compounds may also help minor arthritis pain. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about zostrix/capsaison-would it be safe anywhere?

Zostrix (capsaicin): This is only applied on intact skin. Never in eyes, or any orifice like mouth etc... Never apply on any skin lesion or on any open skin wounds or infection. Safer to use gloves when applying. ...Read more

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What is capsaicin?

alkaloid of chilies: Capsaicin is active ingredient of red chilies found to have some anticancer properties in prostate , lung and other cancers although the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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Where can I get capsaicin?

OTC: Any pharmacy or large supermarket should carry it. It is an over the counter cream. ...Read more

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Is there is an oral capsaicin pill?

Capsaicin pill: No. But you can get variants in some of the rally hot sauces. ...Read more

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How can I build up tolerance to capsaicin?

Capsaicin: You do not usually develop a tolerance to this. You may note the effects as dramatically as when you first applied it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Zostrix (Definition)

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