You Need to "Stagger" the Way You Supplement with Cayenne Pepper -- Learn Here the Right Way

Supplementing with cayenne, or Capsicum as it's also known as, is not like taking a vitamin or other nutritional supplement aid.

Capsicum must be cycled for optimum, long-term effect. What do I mean by "cycled"? Well, that is what this short article is all about. It will show you the exact time lengths in days, weeks and months -- even years.

Where did I learn this? I wish I could say I figured this out by myself or that it's original, primary research but it's not. I learned this from the now deceased master herbalist and naturopathic doctor, Dr. John R. Christopher.

Dr. Christopher literally wrote the book on herbal medicine. his book, The School of Natural Healing, is the guide for many -- myself included.

Okay, so here's the skinny. Cayenne should be cycled in the following way when taken regularly:

  1. Take it six days straight, then one day off.
  2. Take it six weeks straight in conjunction with the six days straight option in #1, then one week off.
  3. Take it for six months straight in conjunction with the six weeks straight option, then one month off.
  4. Start over again.

You'll notice how each successive point builds upon the previous one and that is deliberate. That is how Dr. Christopher recommended it and I believe this is wisdom.

Does this appear odd? Yes, I can see why someone would think that. Dr. Christopher used the example from the Bible of where God created the world in six days then rested on the seventh day. Not trying to be religious here as I respect differing opinions. In order for me to give the background and context, I have to share this backstory or background with you.

cayenne pepper supplementingDr. Christopher recommended this process for many herbal supplementation processes. Did he have any clinical evidence to buttress his theory? No, I don't think he did. I've also not read or seen anything lending credence to this theory, but I am giving him the benefit of the doubt? Why? Because herbal medicine was his "gift." Everyone has a gift of some kind in this life whether it be athletics, music, technical or mechanical ability, etc., etc. His gift, I believe, and he agreed, was that his mission or purpose on earth was to share the hidden healing knowledge of botanical medicine. It was his core competency.

If nothing else, logic says it's ill advised to do something without ever taking a break at it. Plus, there is bit of a psychological benefit to staggering the supplementing process of cayenne.

Last Word

There is one reality that must be brought up: If you stop taking cayenne for a month straight, you'll have to build up your tolerance again as you will lose that physical adaptation or tolerance. That has been my personal experience.

I hope this article has been helpful to you.

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Christopher, John R. (1976). School of Natural Healing. Provo, UT: BiWorld Publications, Inc.