What are the Cayenne Pepper Drink After Effects?

The cayenne pepper detoxification drink or the "cayenne pepper tea" is a great health tonic that has a multitude of health benefits.

There are some after effects, though, that you should be aware of. This video that I recorded below, which you can find on YouTube as well, is a brief discussion on the cayenne pepper drink after effects.

Cayanne pepper (some spell cayenne "cayanne" although that's incorrect) is a great herb but some are reticent to drink it, thinking taking it in capsule form is sufficient.

This video will go over some of the effects you should know about. This video will answer the following questions:

  • Is this cayenne pepper drink in any way harmful?
  • Is the burning around my throat and mouth with larger amounts harmful?
  • What about cayenne capsules as an alternative?
  • Will my throat and mouth burn for a long time afterwards?
  • Will cayenne pepper bring up a lot of phelgm?
  • What about when it burns when I have a bowel movement?
  • Will I get a stomach ache from cayenne? No. (I forgot to mention this in the video. If you do what I say and start with just a little, you will be fine.)
  • Will I cough a lot??
  • Won't drinking a glass of cayenne pepper water cause me to immediately vomit?


I will reveal a health problem that cayenne pepper immediately helps relieve. This particular problem is common but you may be surprised. Can you guess what it is?

Enough preamble, here's the video: 

In the video, there are two points I talk about that I felt I should amplify a bit.

When you first start taking cayenne, you might experience some burning sensation when you urinate. (This was at the 5:14 mark.) Not to worry.

I've only had this happen once and that was when I first started taking cayenne. It wasn't painful at all, I just noticed it -- that's all.

It won't change the color of the urine either.

Using 90,000 to 160,000 SHU Cayenne Pepper Powder for Supplementation Purposes

I do want to warn you that going to very hot cayenne, e.g., 90,000 or 160,000 SHU cayenne is strongly ill advised. Start small. Be patient. I derived many great heatlh benefits from so-called "plain" ol' 30,000 to 50,000 cayenne pepper.

Using too much or too hot 90,000 to 160,000 will leave you with a very violent reaction. Trust me! I can testify to that!

Personal Story Sidebar:

I'm now using a very high quality, organic 160,000 SHU cayenne and do dip down to my preferred 90,000 HU cayenne. After using the 90,000 SHU cayenne for a good while, I thought I was ready for a good sized half teaspoon of 160,000 SHU cayenne.

I wasn't! Not even close.

I put a small half teaspoon or so of the high-quality, organic 160,000 SHU cayenne in a glass of about four ounces of very warm water and drank it.

No more than a few minutes later, I had an incredibly strong reaction! My stomach hurt more than it ever had, my face went red, I started sweating profusely and I felt like I wanted to die. I proceeded to vomit it out in small amounts for about the next 10 minutes.

After the last remaining amount was eliminated, my body quickly went back to normal and I was just fine. I was not ready for such an amount and learned my lesson, believe me!

When I scaled it back to the 1/8th of a teaspoon for the 160,000 SHU cayenne, I had no reaction whatsoever. (That's what I had been using up till the one small teaspoon experiment.)

Trust me when I say, be wise and start small and stay small for a while. I used 30,000 to 50,000 SHU cayenne for over a year before I went up to 90,000 SHU cayenne. I was very slow about it delilberately and that worked for me.


In conclusion, when drinking it, even if you're a seasoned cayenne user, you will experience some burning in your mouth or throat. Not to worry for this is perfectly normal.

This burning literally disappears in a couple of minutes at most. Sometimes within a minute if the cayenne user is used to the heat amount of the cayenne.

The burning is not really unpleasant either -- it's just noticeable. When I say "burning," I'm not talking about a harsh, astonishing burning like you'd get with hot sauce or like the kind I experienced in the personal story sidebar. It's noticeable but not uncomfortable.

One clinical study I recently read said that the body has an astonishingly quick adaptive ability for capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne (that's what makes it hot). I agree. 

The body does adapt remarkably quickly. If you have started taking it persistently, you know what I'm talking about.

In a very literal way, drinking it for the first time is the worst. Or, when drinking hotter cayenne, e.g., when you go from 30,000 - 50,000 SHU cayenne to 90,000 or from 90,000 to 125,000 to 160,000 SHU cayenne.

This is not surprising as the body needs to adapt to the extra amount of the cayenne's nutritional valence -- and especially the extra capsaicin.

So, please start small if you decide you want cayenne pepper's health benefits.

Lastly, if you're interested in supplementing or experimenting with cayenne, you can get more information about buying good quality cayenne at this article here within this site. Or, for a full product price list of various products on cayenne pepper, go over here.

Hope that clarifies things a bit. If not, drop me an email.

P.S. For more info on some good cayenne pepper drink options, click here