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Capsaicin – Molecule Monday
Not Just for Bears & Pervs

Capsaicin may be familiar to many as the active ingredient in some pain relief products. Traditionally it is known as the “heat” in chili peppers and is used in pepper sprays to repel or subdue unruly or dangerous animals or humans.  How it works and its unusual chemical “relatives” are discussed below.

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