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.

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What is capsaicin and where can you get it?

Pepper. Capsaicin is an ingredient in peppers (cayenne, chili) that gives them their heat. It is found in cream form and can be used to relieve pain. It is available without a prescription at drugstores.

Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40, 000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!

Add cayenne to diet. Much better to just add cayenne pepper to your cooking. Add some spice to your life! When you take it in capsule form you miss all of the zing. Better yet get a fresh habanéro at your local grocery and add some real zing (up to 750, 000 SHU) to your diet.

What are the consequences of capsaicin being sprayed directly into the eyes?

Capsaicin. Capsaicin in the eyes can cause severe burning. Wash the eye out with water. If significant amounts are exposed, seek medical help to avoid issues or complications.