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The only true statement and rating of hotness in a pepper spray is the Major Capsaiciniods (MC) rating. Without knowing what the MC percentage is, you do not know the strenght of the pepper spray. The Famous OC and SHU percentages tell you nothing about the hotness of a particular spray! Do not be deceived by other manufacturers claims of strength and hotness. Read the specifications for a true comparison. Most manufacturers will not specify what their products MC percentage is!
MC: Major Capsaicinoids are the chemical components of peppers that make them hot. Measuring by MC is a laboratory conducted and very accurate test for gauging hotness.
OC: Oleoresin Capsicum is the oil extracted from the pepper that contains within it the Major Capsaciniods. This is not how to rate the hotness of a spray. A 10% OC can be much hotter than a 20% OC pepper spray.
SHU: Scoville Heat Units were invented in 1912 by a pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville. These units measure the amount of capsaicin (the chemical that provides the heat) in a pepper. Measuring by SHUs (Scoville Heat Units) is a subjective taste test. Pepper spray companies always rate their spray this way. The problem with SHU is they are measuring the SHU rating for the O.C. and not the contents of the can. This means companies use an O.C. rated at 5 million SHU and it sounds extremely hot, but then they don't put much of it in the can of pepper spray so it really is misleading and ends up not hot at all. Don't be mislead by exaggerated claims.
UDAPs World's Hottest Formula is rated at 3.0% MC. The hottest pepper spray formula at this time. This is the hottest formula for stopping power! Again, the primary deciding factor of hotness in a pepper spray is the MC rating. Without knowing what the MC percentage is, OC percentage tells you nothing about the hotness of the spray! Almost all other Pepper sprays fall between the ranges of .18% to 1.34%. With 3.0%
Do not be deceived by other seller's claims of strength and hotness! Read the specifications for the truth. Most companies will not specify what the MC percentage is on their product.
UDAP has chosen the above balances of MC and propellant for a sophisticated dispersal system making it a more effective means of stopping an attack. When it comes to stopping power for people as well as animals, fogger sprays provide the best protection. The fogger's inhalable particle size make it the best choice for routine subject restraint or self-defense. because of its particle size and wide spray patterns, the fogger pepper sprays are not appropriate in situations requiring minimal atmospheric contamination.
UDAP Pepper Power® utilizes the most advanced technologies and products in producing both bear deterrents and personal sprays in order to generate quality products that consumers can feel secure in using