Everyone has gone through this experience once. Your muscles are aching from a heavy workout.
To take care of the pain you apply a sports ointment. But, it can happen that you apply too much lotion to your skin – according to the principle – the more the better…but wait, oh no - too late the damage is done and you don’t know what hurts more, the muscle pain or the heat sensation that seems to burn into your skin. And to make it worse, you take a shower !
It feels like you have rubbed crushed hot chili peppers over an open wound. It does not come without a reason. Some pain ointments contain an ingredient that is supposed to generate a nice and warm feeling, provided you don’t overdose. This ingredient takes advantage of the same effect we want to have in certain hot and spicy food dishes. We are indeed talking about chilies. Natural chilies contain all sorts of substances, however only Capsaicin is accountable for the heat sensation. The capsaicin content varies depending on the type of chili (jalapeno, cayenne and chili habanero).
But the real stuff is called “Nonivamide” and is the hottest thing on earth! It is the concentrated synthetic and equivalent version of the chili molecule, responsible for the pungency. It can’t get any hotter.
Not only is it used in medical ointments. In countries like Indonesia where the food is very hot, it is used to spice-up soups. And in Russia some folks use it to warm up their body during the winter time. You can also use it as a repellent to avoid animals (e.g. rats) eating way at cables. A true universal agent.
We hope we have sparked your interest a little. If you are attracted to Nonivamide, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.