What Is Capsaicin?

You may not recognize the name, but you’re probably familiar with the taste. Capsaicin is the ingredient in chili peppers that makes them taste hot. It’s also a key ingredient in our Sustainable CBD Relief Cream that is known to give you relief from pain.

Capsaicin used on the body causes a sensation of heat that activates certain nerve cells. With regular use of capsaicin, it affects the neurotransmitter that communicates pain signals to the brain. Thus, reducing the perception of pain to the applied area.

When you rub our relief cream on your skin, you are helping block pain messages to your nerves. Studies show that capsaicin in creams can help relieve pain related to:

Capsaicin cream is most often effective as an additional treatment for conditions that include pain. When used correctly and consistently, studies have shown that it may help to reduce the chronic pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and even migraines.

Although capsaicin is generally regarded as safe, there are some potential side effects of topical use. These side effects generally occur at the application site and most commonly include:

  • Redness

  • Soreness

  • Burning and itching

  • Pain

These side effects are most often only short-term and should clear up with continued use. It’s important to note that they may worsen with the use of warm or hot water, or from exposure to hot weather.

If you are sensitive to capsaicin, but would still like to receive the additional benefits of CBD try our CBD relief salve!



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