There are also a slew of health benefits linked to consuming capsaicin in relative moderation. Studies have shown that the chemical can aid in treating arthritis, skin conditions, and even prostate cancer prevention. But without capsazepine, the bad definitely outweighs the good -- nobody wants to risk burning a hole in their esophagus just to clear up a nasty bout of plaque psoriasis.
As exciting as that sounds, capsazepine wasn't exactly made with hot-headed YouTubers in mind. The scientists behind the drug are hoping their creation could serve as an alternative to the many prescription pain medications that have been linked to a skyrocketing number of public health issues across the country.
That's not to say that the yet-unreleased miracle cure is all rainbows and unicorns. Sure, it might keep you from feeling the burn going in, but since the chemical's effect only lasts for a limited amount of time, going out could be an entirely different story. When ghost peppers are involved, there are never any guarantees.