As a biochemistry nerd, I have to comment...
Michael Bell-Horwath
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Yeah, there is actually some intense debate as to whether or not the Scoville scale can measure other things that might make you feel the same way, but I like to come down on the “no” side and for the purposes of this article it makes it easier. Also, piperine and capsaicin both cause similar feelings, but they do work differently (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8890298).