Now That’s Hot! The Heat In Self Defense Pepper Sprays

Capsaicin; pepper spray’s secret menance. Have you ever wondered what ingredient in most pepper sprays render an attacker harmless? The answer is capsaicin. Capsaicin is a chemical irritant. As a chemical compound it was first isolated from chili peppers in crystalline form in 1878. It is generally produced in plants of the genus capsicum. These are flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Chili peppers are included in this family. Heat from peppers are measured on the Scoville scale ranging from 0 to 16,000,000 Scoville heat units. Standard pepper spray has a Scoville heat rating of from 2-5,300,000 Scoville heat units. www.theprudentwarrior.comhttp://www.theprudentwarrior.comhttp://www.theprudentwarrior.com

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