The theory with this therapy is that the use of these hotly spiced
candies depletes the substance P, which is the neurotransmitter for
pain. The active ingredient is cayenne pepper, or capsaicin.
If you want to make these candies yourself, here is the recipe:
These candies are available and sugar free from:
Ask for the 'sugar free cayenne pepper candy'.
They now have reformulated the recipe to help avoid stickiness in
warmer months and are now making all of them at the 'double strength'
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1 lb = $7.00
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dysesthesia of the trigeminal nerve
The lingual nerve is a branch of the trigeminal nerve. This
paper does not specifically address the capsaicin candies and the
treatment of lingual nerve pain (dysesthesia).