Tips for Those with Sensitive Stomachs
You Can Still Supplement With Cayenne Even If You Have a Sensitive
by Glenn Reschke
If you have a sensitive stomach, and I do actually, and would like to
supplement with cayenne pepper, I'd like to share with you some tips that I believe will help you.
Let's be honest, cayenne is hot to the taste and until one acclimates to it, it can burn very uncomfortably in
the stomach as well as trouble the gastro-intestinal tract until it's defecated out.
(Usually in the beginning of supplementing with it, one will notice it comes out hot.)
I've learned a few tips that I believe can help. I've also been the recipient of some wonderful tips from my
readers of this site from around the globe.
So, I can't take credit for all of the info in this short article. I appreciate the feedback I receive and the
tips as well.
So, without any further adieu, let's talk aobut some of those tips for those who may have sensitive stomachs yet
want to supplement with cayenne pepper powder.
I go over some of these tips in the cayenne pepper drink options page, but let me add a few here.
- If you have a sensitive stomach, try drinking the cayenne with tomato juice. This option is
really effective in helping those with sensitive stomachs
Try drinking cayenne with carrot juice as well. I got this tip from a reader of this site and it's a good
one. I personally love carrot juice and make my own fresh all the time with my well-used Breville juicer
- Drink the cayenne after you eat a goodly amount of vegetables. Cayenne seems to mix really well with
potatoes in particular
- Try swallowing a few slippery elm capsules or slippery elm powder in water before you drink your cayenne pepper. Slippery elm is one
of the most soothing foods or medicinal herbs in nature. I've used this herb constantly through the past 20
years and can personally testify of its effectiveness. It's inexpensive, too. At your local health food
store, you can find it in its native powder form or in capsules
Most of the discomfort of drinking the cayenne pepper powder will be experienced by those who drink it on an
empty stomach. I actually favor this for cayenne helps to keep the stomach tissue healthy.
The characteristic burning of the cayenne is actually helpful for the stomach. Still, for some taking cayenne
with food may be more "user friendly" and I understand that.
You'll also notice if you take cayenne for a period of time that the burning goes away as the body acclilmates
I mention this as that's been my experience. I myself have a sensitive stomach and can tolerate cayenne just
These above tips will help as well. Still, there needs to be a convenience or usability factor with the
Thus, I recommend drinking it with tomato juice (like V8 juice, for example) or with carrot
juice. My all-time favorite is drinking cayenne with orange juice as it gives a nice taste with a good kick,
but that's not for everybody either.
Drinking cayenne with orange juice, and other vitamin C-rich drinks, can help eliminate influenza as well as
prevent it. (See this article within this site for more information.)
The tomato juice in particular is very tolerable for those who really want to improve the usability factor of
That said, and needless to say, drinking the fabled "cayenne tea" in warm water will always be the ideal or
optimum way to drink it. But that is hard for some people and I understand that.
That's it. The tips here are simple but they are effective. These tips are not vague conceptualized, academic
recommendations but real-world tips from real people.
They work for others and perhaps they will work for you, too. Lastly, if you're interested in supplementing or
experimenting with cayenne, you can get more information about buying good quality cayenne at this article within this site. Or to view a full product price list on a number of
cayenne products, please go here.
I hope this article has been helpful.
Yours in health,