How to Take Cayenne Pepper

The benefits of taking cayenne pepper are innumerable. It has been known to alleviate headaches, lower cholesterol and alleviate cardiovascular symptoms. While many people choose to take cayenne by way of capsules, it is preferable to ingest it in powder form or tinctures. It is exceedingly hot when ingested, but your body will acclimate to the cayenne within a few days.

Pour 1/16th of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into some water or juice (about 8 full ounces). When ingesting cayenne, keep in mind that the first few times you try to drink it, the cayenne will be a bit spicy. Give it a splash of lemon juice to ward off the initial shock of hotness.

Add 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon to your drink once a day after you have become adjusted to the "heat" of the cayenne. But remember, it is best to gradually become acclimated to ingesting cayenne.

Sprinkle small doses of cayenne onto your food, or even put 1/4 teaspoon in milk or beer. Many individuals prefer the milk or beer method, as they believe that the spice is not as predominant in heat.

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