This isn’t exactly a steroid, but it is a drug.
Was wondering or the ergogenic potential of capsaicin.
The stuff has pain killing properties in that it blocks the action of the neurotransmitter Substance P - which is the “pain” neurostransmitter. It acts specifically on the “pain” response, and its effects here are meant to be quite subtle - so you generally feel all levels of kinesthetic sensation, even to the point of discomfort - but it is meant to put a lid on the pain you experience.
I ask in the hope of exploring this substance for the purposes of a combat athlete.
I.e. - in a fight earlier this year, i had my nose broken and the fight was stopped. Now admittedly i pussied out cos my nose was broken/gushing with blood, but i keep thinking that if i could have endured the pain, and taken more blows to the nose without feeling pain, i could have fought on (i was CLEARLY dominating the fight).
As such, i was consider the use of capsaicin for any eventually that may arise if i broke a fist, sprained something, or fucked myself up somehow, and was beginning to feel like too much of a pussy to fight on.
The substance itself is banned by the Equestrian association because it was administered by race horse fraternity on race horses for them no to feel pain during racing and race on regardless etc…
It is not on the radar of WADA or any other body - was wondering if any humans have used it for what i have described.