How to Identify Synthetic Capsaicin With Natural Capsaicin

Natural Capsaicin Vs Synthetic Capsaicin
Natural Capsaicin Vs Synthetic Capsaicin

Capsaicin is one of the most spicy-hot substance in the world. Just a tiniest capsaicin will make your food crazy hot. How to scale the hot, please take a look at this Scoville scale to see the relative degrees of ‘hotness’. Capsaicin causes the burning feeling in the mouth or nose (any contact with mucous membranes) and also increases the secretion of gastric juice. Capsaicin has two forms – natural, which is extracted from hot peppers, and synthetic, which is produced in a laboratory. The efficacy of the two forms appears to be identical.

Natural Capsaicin or Synthetic Capsaicin (Nonivamide)?
How to choose natural and synthetic forms of capsaicin? It would probably depends on its application. If it is going to be ingested, we suggest better to stick to the natural. While If it is going to be used as a deterrent, the synthetic is the better choice, primarily because of cost. The natural product is subject to vagaries of weather and growing conditions, and as a result, costs 4-5 times as much as the synthetic form.

Capsaicin has wide usage in the medical field for relief of pain, and also applied in cosmetics for anti-wrinkle. RDHealthIngredients only offers capsaicin is a pure, natural form widely used in foods and pharmaceuticals.

How to identify Natural or Synthetic

Natural CapsaicinSynthetic Capsaicin
SourceExtracted from Capsicum Chili PeppersSynthetic in Lab
CAS No.404-86-42444-46-4
AppearanceOff-white Crystal, Needle CrystalWhite Powder
SHU16,000,000 SHU9,200,000 SHU
Ingredients (USP)
Capsaicinoides, Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin,
Nordihydrocapsaicin, Homodihydrocapsaicin, Homocapsaicin
HPLC Peak Wave23 Peak Wave 1 Peak Wave
ApplicationMedical, Cosmetics, Food SupplementDeterrent
INCICapsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract/

According to the chart, you must know how to identify the natural capsaicin and synthetic capsaicin. RDHealthIngredients always here for you, as long as you have any request o concerns to our product, you can fill the form, or directly email us

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