What are the properties of Capsaicin in supplements?

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The properties of Capsaicin

Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus Capsicum. Capsaicin and several related compounds are called capsaicinoids (dihydrocapsaicin, nordihydrocapsaicin, homocapsaicin and homodihydrocapsaicin) and are produced as secondary metabolites by chili peppers, probably as deterrents against certain mammals and fungi. Pure capsaicin is a hydrophobic, colorless, highly pungent, crystalline to waxy solid compound.

Capsaicin stimulates the circulation and alters temperature regulation; topically desensitizes nerve endings and acts as a local analgesic.
Acute capsaicin treatment causes release of substance desensitization of the respiratory tract mucosa to a variety of lung irritants.

The supplements containing Capsaicin

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Capsaicin - References & External links


TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameMolecular Formula:
Zostrix, Capsaicine, Transacin
Classification TypeIdentifier
PubChem CID:
U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubChem)
InChI Key:
International Chemical Identifier hash (InChIKey) computed from chemical structure using the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) standard
A proprietary registry number assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States National Library of Medicine - TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network).
EC Number:
A seven-digit regulatory identifier currently assigned by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) known as a European Community (EC) number
ATC code:
WHO ATC Classification System. The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System is used for the classification of drugs. This pharmaceutical coding system divides drugs into different groups according to the organ or system on which they act and/or their therapeutic and chemical characteristics

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