Capsicum Oleoresin Oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation from the fruit of Chilli Pepper
This warming oil acquires its pain relieving benefits from capsaicin the active ingredient in chili peppers. When applied, this deep red spicy oil provides pain relief by temporarily changing the way the body processes pain.
Capsaicin is a carotenoid, with anti-oxidants and analgesic properties when used topically is causes a sensation of heat that activates specific nerve cells. With regular use of capsaicin, this heating effect reduces the amount of substance P, a chemical that acts as a pain messenger in the body that aids in controlling peripheral nerve pain.