- n colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno
- To test that out, researchers put rats who had endocannabinoids in their systems under anesthesia, and then injected small amounts of capsaicin the chemical that makes chillies .
- Levine believes that capsaicin may eventually prove useful in treating arthritis.
- The "something" that turns the human system into a four-alarm fire is capsaicin, a chemical concentrated in the veins and seeds of the chile pod.
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- Natural Health Sherpa Investigates the Health Benefits of Capsaicin
Natural Health Sherpa Investigates the Health Benefits of Capsaicin While capsaicin in cayenne is associated with numerous health benefits such as fighting diabetes, weight loss, and even fighting cancer, Natural Health Sherpa found out that scientific evidence shows that it is most useful in treating pain. “The strongest evidence of capsaicin’s benefits lies in its ability to relieve pain ...
July 13, 2013 - Beaumont Enterprise
- Solomon Snyder in McClatchy Washington Bureau
There is no evidence that capsaicin releases endorphins. It's pure conjecture,responded Dr. Solomon Snyder, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine molecular neuroscientist who discovered the brain's opiate receptors.