Capsaicin

Capsicum Frutescens Oleoresin

Found in: Restorative Floral Bath

Key benefits: Anti-inflammatory. Analgesic. Increases blood flow. 

Derived from: Chili peppers

 

The heat-producing ingredient in chili peppers, capsaicin relieves muscle and joint pain from strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising and backaches by inducing a topically warming sensation that activates certain nerve cells. With regular use, capsaicin can reduce the body’s amount of substance P, a neurotransmitter that heightens pain perceptions.