Cayenne Pepper Capsules & The Master Cleanse

When doing the Master Cleanse Diet or Cayenne Pepper Diet, many cleansers commonly ask the same question. Is it alright to substitute cayenne powder for cayenne pills and, if so, how many cayenne capsules/pills should I take?

The short answer is, “Yes, it is ok.” It is the same substance in a different form. Your body will digest the cayenne spice the same way, whether it is in powder or pill form. You are receiving the same amount of nutrients that you would be if you were using the powdered cayenne in your Lemonade Diet.

As for how many cayenne pepper pills or cayenne capsules you should use when doing the Master Cleanse Cayenne Pepper Diet, below is an estimated conversion.

Understand, milligrams -mg listed on your cayenne pill bottle- describe a unit of weight, whereas teaspoons -or tsp- represent a unit of capacity / volume, so the density of the substance is important when converting a substance from milligram to teaspoon.

For instance, unrefined sugar = approx 4.2 grams (4200 mg) per teaspoon, and water = approx 5 grams (5000 mg) per teaspoon.

However, cayenne powder is much lighter than either of these substances. 1 average tsp of cayenne powder is the equivalent of 2000 milligrams.

The Lemonade Diet recipe calls for 1/10 tsp cayenne per serving, so 1/10 x 2000 mg = approx 200mg a serving.

This equals about half of a 500mg cayenne capsules per glass or one 500 mg cayenne pepper capsule every other glass.

In conclusion, 4 Cayenne Pills a Day are recommended for the Lemonade Diet.

You can take more or less depending upon your preference… up to 8 – 500mg cayenne pills a day can be used.

Tags: , ,

61 Responses to “Cayenne Pepper Capsules & The Master Cleanse”

  1. theresa says:

    Thank you! This blog was really helpful!

  2. I believe it is very important to detox a couple times through out the year, not just for your insides but outsides as well. It is amazing what a good fast can do for the skin!

  3. Sandra says:

    I can’t stand the taste of cayenne pepper and no websites I’ve went to share info about how many cayenne pills to take….I’m so glad I found this blog!

  4. Sandra says:

    Thanks for the helpful insight.
    I can’t stand the sea salt water solution. I throw it back up when I chug it down. Can I lick a tablespoon of salt and follow it up with a litre of water? Will it still have the same detoxifying effect?

  5. Cris Ladwig says:

    How much is shipping to Canada?

  6. admin says:

    Hi Sandra,
    That is not recommended. The sea salt solution mixture should be prepared as specified on the website. This is because it will not dissolve into the liquid once it is ingested the same way as it does outside of the body, and so you are not guaranteed the same effect. If you absolutely cannot drink the swf mixture, you may try substituting it with Senna tea instead.

  7. admin says:

    Hi Cris,
    That would depend upon the size of your order. To determine this, you can hit the “add to cart” button on the site and then calculate postage based on your location.

  8. What about substituting the powder and/or the pills for oil of cayenne? I have a 1 oz bottle of the oil and the dropper says 28 drops = 1mL. It goes on to say it’s SHU is more than 10,000 but doesn’t give any other specifics. The label reads as if taking 28-30 drops with the same lemon/maple syrup mix would be equal to 200 mg of cayenne, therefore I have been taking it 2 times a day as a “shot” and chasing it with about 20-30 oz of cold water or tea. It seems to be working. We’ll have to see what the end result is after 10 days. I’m hoping to lose weight of course, but also hoping to be cleaned out, healthier and happer. We’ll see.

  9. admin says:

    Hi Jude,
    You should take 1mL of cayenne oil from the tincture up to 2-3x per day.

  10. I’ve saved this because I found it notable. I would be very interested to hear more news on this. Thank you!

  11. Is it safe to begin master cleanse while on period? I was going to start the master cleanse tomorrow, but this morning i started my period. so can i still do the cleanse? is it safe?

  12. admin says:

    Hello Florine,
    It should not be a problem as long as you make sure to drink the recommended amount of lemonade mixture a day. If you start to feel tired or hungry, just add more maple syrup to your lemonade.

  13. mia says:

    I bought the cayenne capsules and one capsule contains 450mg, can I cut the capsule in half and drink each half for every serving I have or do I have to take the whole capsule?

  14. admin says:

    Hi Mia,
    If you feel more comfortable taking half a capsule per serving, feel free to do so. It should not have any effect on your cleanse.

  15. sagen says:

    Can this be shipped overseas?

  16. JJ says:

    I started the cleanse today after doing a “taste test” of the lemonade mixture a couple of days ago… I wanted to see if I could handle the taste. I found the cayenne was too hot for me and I went out and bought some empty gelatin capsules. I measured out one tsp of cayenne into a little dish and proceeded to fill the capsules. I found that 1 tsp filled up 8 empty gel caps so I have been taking one capsule with each glass of the lemonade mixture.
    One day done and I have a huge headache…. I suppose that is due to all the toxins leaving my body. I am looking forward to getting past the 3 day hump.

  17. Hi. I wished to drop you a fast note to express my thanks. Ive been following your blog for a month or so and have picked up plenty of fine info and enjoyed the approach youve structured your site. I’m attempting to run my very own blog but I think its too general and I want to focus on more smaller topics. Being all things to all or any folks isn’t all that its cracked up to be

  18. admin says:

    Hello Sagen,
    Yes, all of the products that are sold on can be shipped overseas.

    JJ….hang in gets better and you will see that the benefits far outweigh any symptoms that you may be feeling now.

  19. Cleansing is the most important part of one’s diet. You can lose significant weight by simple doing it.

  20. Sally says:

    I have 450 mg capsules of the cayenne pepper and I drink one pill every other glass of the lemonaid am i doing it Right? I was also wondering if the color of the of the pill is supposed to be a little brownish because all the other ones I’ve seen are reddish and the ones i use Are kind of brown?

  21. Great share, thanks for posting. I am looking forward for more!

  22. admin says:

    Hello Sally,
    Cayenne pepper varies in color. Some are brownish-red and some are bright red…that is nothing to worry about as they still have the same cleansing properties. If you are consuming eight glasses of lemonade beverage per day, then yes, you should take one cayenne pill after every other glass.

  23. Master Cleanser This Time says:

    I’m loving the cleanse right now. This is my 2nd time doing the cleanse and today I’m on my 7th day and I must say that this time around is such a breeze. Its my goal to try to last 40 days but I try to just keep a 10 day goal going every 10 days.

  24. [...] For more information on how many cayenne pills to take while on the lemonade diet, check out Cayenne Pepper Pills & The Master Cleanse. [...]

  25. tawny says:

    Is it ok to do the lemon diet with grade a syrup…

  26. admin says:

    Hello Tawny,
    Grade B Syrup is recommended by the founder of the cleanse.

  27. Tracee says:

    Hi, My husband and I just started the cleanse today. I was using Grade A and then went to trader Joes to get grade B syrup. I found out how discussiting the drink is with the pepper in it. I can barly stomach it. So I went to Vitamin World and got the capsule form of the pepper. Much much better. Heres what we have done so far. I didnt have the book just heard from friends about the cleanse and reasearch here on the internet so i thought i would come to a place were it looked like someone had experience with it. I bought the laxative tea and my husband and i took it before bed last night, this morning we each had our liter of salt water, him with 1 tbls spoon of salt and me with 2 teaspons ( I had read that ppl have differnt results with amounts and my husband is a salt eater…me not so much). About 1 hour it worked the way it should, I started my Lemon drink which was 2 tbls of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 tbls of grade A but switching to B now of maple syrup, and 1 pill of pepper now ever other 8oz of lemon drink. I do this every day for 10 days, no food at all? What do you do if you get sick like feel nauteous, head aches? Is there anything that can be done? Can you eat chicken broth if it gets real bad. I have felt nothing but a little bit of cool feeling in my tummy and a slight head ache and some cramping. I do feel like I am more awake and alart, more energy etc. Thanks for reading and taking the time to respond.

  28. admin says:

    Hi Tracee,
    No food is allowed for the duration of the lemonade cleanse. You shouldn’t feel nauseous while on the diet. If you feel fatigued or hungry, just up your intake of syrup in your beverage. Headaches sometimes occur as your body is ridding itself of toxins, but usually go away around day 3.

  29. Donna L says:

    I have Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and occassionally need to take ibuprofen for the pain and swelling. Will it be a problem on the cleanse. Usual prescribe dosage is 800mg at a time. Rarely take mor than 2xs a day and not every day.

  30. San says:

    I have Dr. Schulze’s cayenne pepper drops. How many drops should I have per drink mix?

  31. Dior says:

    Hi, I have had a hard time finding cayenne pepper in vegetable capsule and then i came across some they are 520 Mg. How many do you suggest i take and how often? Thanks

  32. admin says:

    Hi Dior,
    At least 4 Cayenne Capsules per day are recommended, but you can use up to 8. If taking 4, you should consume one in every other glass.

  33. admin says:

    Hi San,
    Mix 1-5 drops of extract in drink 2-3 times daily.

  34. admin says:

    Hi Donna,
    Unfortunately, we cannot answer your question. Ibuprofen does cause stomach bleeding in certain instances, and since you will not have solid food in your stomach, it may not be advisable. You should ask a medical practitioner.

  35. Pam says:

    I was wondering if you could tell me which tea is suppose to be drank in the morning and night?

  36. Serina says:

    I’m going to try this detoxification program because I have problems with my colon (spastic colon). Firstly will it help me with my problem and secondly do I need to use fresh lemons or can I use Lecol Lemon juice and how much must I use.

  37. Connie says:

    My cayenne pills are 1500 mg, so, should I just take two a day? Will it matter that I am not taking it with each glass full of lemonade??

  38. richa says:

    pls can u tell me a substitute for cayenne pepper

  39. admin says:

    Hello Richa,
    There is no substitute for cayenne pepper.

  40. admin says:

    Two a day will work, but if you can manage to break them in half in order to alternate with every other glass of lemonade that would be preferable.

  41. admin says:

    Hello Serina,
    It is recommended that fresh lemons are used as their natural enzymes are beneficial to the digestive system. However, if you can only use pre-made lemon juice, organic is suggested.

  42. admin says:

    Hello Pam,
    Herbal laxative tea should be consumed each evening to aid in elimination. It should only be consumed in the morning if it is replaced with the salt water flush. However, that is only recommended if you are unable to do the swf.

  43. Kay says:

    Will I lose more weight or increase my metabolism more by taking more than 4 cayenne tablets a day? If I take 8 will I have a better outcome?

  44. Eli says:

    I just started the cleanse diet using the cayenne pepper capsules instead of in the drink. They cayenne pepper really upsets my stomach- like heartburn. Is there a way to avoid this (and/or can I take tums) or is there a cayenne pepper capsule product that is better in this regard and recommended?

  45. admin says:

    Hello Eli,
    You can take cayenne capsules that are labeled as cool. There are a few different brands currently available that you can try.

  46. admin says:

    Hello Kay,
    There is no evidence to suggest that taking more than the recommended daily dose will have any positive effect on the cleanse.

  47. Kyrsten says:

    So I’ve tried the Lemonade Diet before and only lasted 3 days because every time I drank the mixture I’d have a reaction of itching shortly thereafter. I used the powder form of the cayenne pepper, which I assume is what caused the reaction, and I’m wondering if taking the capsule or oil form would make a difference. If I’m just allergic to it altogether is there anything I could substitute the cayenne pepper with that would yield equivalent results? Please help!

  48. Ermir says:

    I am on day 3 of the diet and I have been experiencing stomach irritations about 1-2 hours after I take the cayenne pepper capsule. I bought the capsules in the store called “Wild by Nature” and according to the bottle it says that it is 100,000 heat unit, serving size 2 capsules, amount per serving 600 mg. I take 1 capsule per mixture of 10 oz water, 2 table spoons organic grade A maple syrup, 2 table spoons of fresh squeezed organic lemons. As I mentioned above that I am experiencing stomach irritations about 1-2 hours after taking the capsule. Other than that, I have trained myself to stay on this diet for 30 days as I am liking it. Am I doing this right? Please help, how do I avoid these stomach irritations?

  49. K3 says:

    Will I loose all the “good” bacteria in my digestive system by doing this detox? Can I restore the balance after I come off the diet?

  50. admin says:

    Hello Ermir,
    You are most likely taking too much cayenne for your body weight and digestive system. On average, 1 – 500 mg capsule is recommended for every other drink. Take a capsule with every other lemonade beverage, and in case you still are having stomach issues, cut back to 40,000 h.u.

Leave a Reply