Not tasty enough? Add some capsaicin!

This week’s molecule is capsaicin, a neuropeptide that can be found in hot chilli peppers as an active component.

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If you ever wondered why peppers can be so spicy, capsaicin is the reason! However this molecule has also analgesic properties and can be used topically to control peripheral nerve pain.

Find out more about this interesting molecule here!

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