Can This Pill Take The Spice Out of Spicy Food?

– Is no spice twice as nice? – Let’s talk about that. (groovy theme music) – Good mythical summer. – It is the last week of season
11 of Good Mythical Morning. But never fear, we will be
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check out our other channel, This Is Mythical, there’s lots
of amazing internetainment for you over there. Mythical beasts, we know
the meaning of capsaicin. – The meaning, yes. – It means bad news for your body, ’cause it’s spiciness, spiciness. We’ve had ghost peppers, and
we’ve had the Carolina reaper. We have let them have
their way with our bodies like two tiny hamsters made of fire, just crawling all through there, and out the back end. – Woah, yeah they did, they
ran right out the back end, over and over again. – But you know what,
at least the first part of that experience may be changing forever based on what we’re
gonna experience today. – Yes, now you may remember a while back we did these taste
tripping pills that turn sour things sweet, well, oh the scientists have been at work again,
and now they have developed pills that can actually neutralize the effects of capsaicin, or so they say. – Take out all the spice. – Take out the spice. – So we’re gonna put this
stuff to the test today, it’s time for Is This Pill the Real Deal or Will It Give My Mouth a Fiery Feel? – So here it is. It’s called Anti-cap, that’s very catchy. – They got a great logo. – Capsaicin neutralizing tablets. Now this is how these things work, now these are, it’s made for people who cannot stand spicy foods. – But still wanna eat spicy food? – Well it’s like people
who want to eat things with dairy in them, but they don’t, they’re lactose intolerant like me. – Well I’m curious if this is gonna give an experience that makes
me want to eat spicy foods. – Okay, we’re gonna find out. So there’s a blend of herbs
that coat the proteins on your tongue that respond to capsaicin, basically blocking the
spice from ever hitting your taste receptors. Our entire crew has tried
these, and it has worked on everyone, including Ellie who is like, she is the queen of not spicy things. – She’s scared. – So here’s what you’re gonna do. We’re gonna take these, we
may have to time-ramp this because it takes a minute
or so for these things to completely dissolve, so
you put them on your tongue and let them dissolve, but you do not bite the pill and you want them to
completely coat your tongue. – I’m told we don’t wanna miss a spot, ’cause that spot will get hot. Tastes like candy. – Okay, I am breaking in
for a second to let you know that this entire thing
is just a joke for Link. There is no such thing as
an anti-capsaicin pill, that doesn’t exist, we
made this whole thing up, but he doesn’t know that. We went to great lengths to convince him that this was real. We created a website. We had Ellie’s boyfriend
create a YouTube video acting like they were working, ’cause Link doesn’t know Ellie’s
boyfriend, he just seems like some dude on the internet. These pills are just chewable vitamins, but the whole time he’s
going to be thinking that it’s working for me, but it’s not, because it’s all fake, enjoy. – Alright, it’s dissolved,
let’s get to testing. – [Together] Round one. – Okay, we’re starting off
with a bacon-wrapped jalapeno. This jalapeno is 2,500 to 5,000 units on the Scoville scale, so
we’re starting kind of small, but I never like to eat a jalapeno. – Don’t elect.
– ‘Cause I just don’t like spicy foods, but again, maybe this will open up this world to me. – Alright, so I say we just,
like, just get a healthy bite. – Dink it, and sink it.
– Half or so. – There’s like a spot
on the roof of my mouth that I can feel real hotness,
but not really anywhere else. – I don’t feel anything. Like I, it’s crazy, I feel
like I’m tasting something that is, I can tell that it’s spicy, like it tastes spicy, but
it doesn’t feel spicy, you know what I’m saying? – I’m getting a little spice, again, it’s one spot
right there, right there. – You missed a spot man. Oh you also dripped some drool out. – Oh sorry. That bacon was good, and I wasn’t, I’m not distracted by, it’s just, there’s a little bit of
hotness right there, too, but just a little bit. – And now I’m going to
be trying to convince him that they are working, here’s the thing, the first two rounds, I’m gonna be eating the same thing that he’s eating, which is relatively spicy, not too spicy. – You’re feeling nothing? – I taste spice, I don’t feel spice. It’s like a total, it’s
just like it’s trippy. – You taste spice, but
you don’t feel spice? – Yes, like you can tell, oh,
that tastes like something that’s spicy, which is
something that I like, but I don’t feel the effects of spiciness. I mean, typically just biting a jalapeno like that would be hot. – Well I don’t make a habit of it, so I’m gonna take your word
for it, but I’m feeling good. – Alright, let’s keep going up the scale. – [Together] Round two. – Okay, we’re going right
up the Scoville scale, Link. – ‘Cause I’m feeling a
little burningness here. – Well, I mean the pill, I
mean pill’s on your tongue, it’s not down there. But we took, we ate some bananas man, to be ready for this. – That’s a tip to help you. – Okay, this is serrano chili salsa verde, which is a green salsa
made from serrano chilis, which are about 10,000 to 23,000 units. So we’re going, like you
know, almost four times as spicy at this point. – My nose is running a little bit, but not nearly as much as I know it would if I just ate a jalapeno. Okay, so you’re taking,
I’m not gonna take any more than you are, that’s for sure. – Just a good healthy amount there, that’s enough to tell if it’s spicy. – Dink it. So far, it really just tastes
like a really good salsa. – I could be eating guacamole. – I’m feeling some,
you’re not feel any warmth in the esophagal region? – Maybe a teeny bit right here, but us– – The hot spot on the roof of my mouth is not any hotter now
than it was a second ago. It’s like, it’s not a big deal at all. It’s like if I ate a medium hot wing I think is what I’m
experiencing, and that’s just a residual from the first pepper. This is not giving me additional hotness. – This is a revolutionary
experience for me. This could be guacamole. – Well it’s not, and maybe
your butthole will tell you. – Well, can I put the pill on my butthole. – [Together] Round three. – Okay, and now we have
some bird’s eye chili red curry that Lizzie has made for us. This looks great. – [Rhett] Lizzie you did a great job. – This is 50,000 to 100,000
units on the Scoville scale, so we continue to climb on up. – It smells hot. But the last two rounds,
I’m gonna be eating things that have absolutely no spiciness at all. Somebody, we need to invest in this crap, because this is like
Lactaid, this is like, could revolutionize a whole
segment of the population. – Alright, let’s try it. – Come on man, look, I’m
getting it over here. – I would never even touch
this stuff, so to me, this is a big daddy. You’ve got a lot more
tolerance than I do brother. Dink it.
– Here we go. This is blowing my freaking mind. The last time I had curry, it like, it was nuts how spicy it was. – I’m experiencing a little heat. I’m not gonna, my eyes are starting to
water, now I feel heat in the back of my throat, and
the very tip of my tongue, but the majority of my tongue is fine, but the underside of my
tongue is starting to burn. – Really? (Link hiccups)
Oh gosh, really? For me, I taste it, and
I’m getting all the flavor that this typically has
without any of the, like, crazy fiery effect that
it would typically have. – I’m totally fine, too. – Do you need to take another pill? – Or some milk, maybe. – No listen, I don’t think you understand. This is, like I feel like I need to become the spokesman for this product. – I think you are. – But I can’t go if
you can’t come with me. Listen,
– We can fire me later. – I love this product,
it works great for me. My friend here’s having a
rough time with the curry. I mean, that’s not gonna sell man. – This has revolutionized my life. I can eat things I never
could enjoy before. It’s opened up a whole new
world of chili peppers. – Hold on, is it burning your mouth? – Can I have another pill?
– Yeah. If you’re gonna take one,
I might as well take one. ‘Cause I don’t want it to wear off. – [Together] Round four. – Okay for the final stretch, we are going with a roasted habanero. – Now, what I’ve done
is, I took two of these before kicking into this round. – And I took one additional one to recoat. Because it says on there
that you can take up to – 10 in a day.
– 10 in a day. – I mean it says if one
doesn’t work, use two, but like, I started to get nervous, so. – Okay, so we’re at 150 to
350, that’s quite a range, on the Scoville scale. So it could be anywhere from
a little bit hotter than what we just had to three times as hot. The last round, I’m gonna be eating an orange bell pepper, while
he’s eating a roasted habanero. This is working so well for me. – I’m scared. – I am going full, I am going full pepper. I’m going full, I’m going,
I’m taking this thing all the way to my stomach-town, and the only thing that’s gonna be left is that little green part at the top. You going there with me? – I’m also afraid to swallow it, what if I just chew it
around and then spit it, and at the moment that I
would normally swallow it, I’m gonna spit it in into this thing. ‘Cause you know, – What, but you ate the bananas man. – I ate two, I take two, I don’t know man. ‘Cause you know, later, later, – Get it in there,
– I’ve had some bad experiences. – Get it in there, chew it up, and then, let’s make a call at that point. – Because it doesn’t change. If I swallow it, that
doesn’t affect the test, it just affects my quality
of life the rest of the day. – Okay, alright, here, let’s dink it. – Ah man.
– Sink it. – Tastes funny. It doesn’t taste hot. – This is blowing my,
I cannot get over this. – You’re not seriously
feeling pain are you? – It’s all over my tongue,
I’m not feeling any pain. I’m gonna spit it out,
though, ’cause I don’t want to feel pain down there later. – Woah, woah, woah, woah,
woah, woah, hold on a second. (Link retches) – My trash can stinks. It made me retch. – You spit it out? – Didn’t you swallow it? – I swallowed the whole thing,
I felt absolutely nothing. – I feel nothing, but
again, it doesn’t impact this part, man, I’m not
gonna defend the fact that I don’t want to send
it down to the nethers. – You’re not feeling
anything on your mouth? – But I’m not feeling
anything on my mouth, having added the additional pills. I haven’t had anything
to drink the whole time. – But I can’t believe that
you just spit it out man, you didn’t do it, you
didn’t give it a full test. – I’m concerned about, you know, I’ve got, I mean now my, I’m really starting to, my ear’s starting to burn. – Is it burning now? – Yeah, yeah it’s starting to burn. It’s starting to burn down here. – Like I feel absolutely nothing. – And up into my ear. – Like I might as well have
just been eating a bell pepper. – My ear feels like it’s on fire I should’ve put the pill in my ear. – What about the rest
of your mouth, though? You keep spitting, though. You look like you’re
in a lot of discomfort, and I feel like I ate an apple. – I don’t feel good at all, like my right nostril is running. But again, where the pill
was on my tongue, I’m fine. I feel like I’m better than
I was in the last round with less pill. – Really, that’s interesting, ’cause those are just child’s vitamins. – Are you kidding me? – No.
(crew laughs) And this was a bell pepper. – I wondered why you kept
looking at me like a weirdo. – I was just like, – And you were trying to
get me to eat the pepper. I’m spitting the pepper out, I’m like, it’s not part of the test. The test doesn’t apply to here down. – The last one was so hard, was so hot and then you
eat that, and you’re like, that’s not even a hot, and I’m like, hold on, how is this happening? Yeah, they made everything up. I mean just look at that. Yeah, it’s just kids–
– I thought the logo sucked. – It’s just kid’s vitamins. – So what you’re telling me
is that I can eat hot foods. – Yeah! – And that I can’t trust anyone here. I can’t believe you were
like trying to get me to eat the pepper. – I wanted you, I wanted
there to be this big effect. – I really wanted it to work, like it was working for you, and I’m like, man, I don’t wanna be a jerk. – Well that was a little
bit of what we were doing, we were trying to do that whole thing that VSauce did, where I would kinda suggest to you that it was working, and you would fall in line. – I didn’t even drink anything, I still haven’t drunk anything. – Drink all the milk you want. I don’t need any, ’cause
that was a bell pepper. Thanks for liking,
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season finale with us on Friday. – But you know what, I feel
like I’ve conquered something, and I’m not mad. – Thanks for being a good sport. – But I’m a better man than you, right? – Yeah, just a little bit. You know what time it is. – I’m Brooklyn from Michigan,
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