If you stop and really think about it, hot sauce could be considered a drug. The definition of a drug is "a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body". Hot sauce could certainly be categorized as a "substance" and the physiological effect it has when ingested is that it makes food taste really fucking delicious. We're talking any and every kind of food can be made better with a little bit of hot sauce. Maybe not cereal, but everything else.
So it's a substance that makes things in your life more enjoyable. But if you take too much of it at once, you're going to end up tweaking a little bit. You'll be sweating profusely, you'll lose control of your jaw, you might even shit your pants.
That's a drug. Not that I'm a narc or anything.
Which is why Marshawn Lynch gumming a dab of hot sauce is actually the correct way you should be tasting it from now on. Get a little taste, see if it numbs the mouth to make sure it's the good shit, and then make a few trips to the bathroom throughout the night with the fellas to take down a mountain of it.
I'd just refrain from going face first into a bowl of it.
Not much worse than getting a little Frank's in the eye.