Heather's Tummy Tamers™ Peppermint Oil Capsules
~ Best for IBS pain, bloating & gas
* 90 enteric coated capsules per bottle
* Active ingredients:
Peppermint oil, ginger oil, fennel oil
* Formulated specifically for IBS
* 50% more enteric coating than industry standard for other brands!
Take one capsule at a time on an EMPTY STOMACH with just enough cool liquid to
For IBS pain, spasms, bloating, gas.
Calms and relaxes the GI tract.
Peppermint oil capsules, as part of the diet, have been clinically proven
to help IBS symptoms, even in children. A recent survey of clinical trials
declared peppermint oil capsules the "drug of first choice" for IBS patients
with constipation or diarrhea, to alleviate general symptoms, and to improve
quality of life.
*Peppermint, as part of the diet, helps relieve abdominal
pain, diarrhea, and urgency from IBS. Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main
active ingredients of peppermint, have calming effects on the stomach and
Although peppermint is such a powerful smooth muscle relaxant that it can
trigger GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) or heartburn in people who are
susceptible, Heather's Tummy Tamers™ Peppermint Oil Caps are enteric coated so
they do not dissolve in the stomach. Instead, they pass through the digestive
tract intact until they reach the intestines.
For this reason, Heather's Tummy Tamers™ Peppermint Oil Caps are often very
helpful for people with both reflux and IBS who cannot tolerate peppermint in
other forms (such as teas or foods).
However, individual tolerance levels for peppermint vary greatly among people
who are prone to heartburn, so if you have severe reflux you may not be able to
use peppermint in any form, even when enteric coated.
*Fennel, as part of the diet, helps regulate contractions of
the small intestine and aids gas expulsion. Fennel also relaxes the gut, which
can relieve spasms of the GI tract. As a result, fennel assists in the dietary
management of IBS gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Fennel is exceptionally
beneficial for bloating and gas.
*Ginger contains powerful digestive enzymes, and is helpful for
a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments.
Heather's Tummy Tamers™ Peppermint Oil Capsules are considered a medical
food, and they are specially formulated to address global IBS symptoms through
the synergistic effects of peppermint, fennel, and ginger oils.
While there are several different brands of peppermint oil capsules on the
market, Tummy Tamers are the only ones formulated specifically for the
special needs of people with IBS
. How do we do this?
Our first concern is that people with IBS are statistically more prone to
heartburn, and peppermint is contraindicated for people with heartburn, GERD,
and reflux. We have tried very hard to work around this problem, however.
The Tummy Tamers capsules are enteric coated, which allows them to pass through
the stomach without dissolving until they reach the small intestines. This
enteric coating is resistant to stomach acid.
In fact, we use fifty percent more than the industry standard
enteric coating on our Tummy Tamers, to allow as many people as possible to use
them for IBS without aggravating any upper GI issues.
Second, we formulated Tummy Tamers to contain not just peppermint oil but
fennel and ginger oils
Clinical studies have shown that peppermint oil is exceptionally beneficial for
IBS abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea, and urgency (and it will NOT worsen
constipation). Fennel helps relax the gut, regulates contractions of the small
intestine, and aids bloating and gas. Plus, it's known to have a calming effect
on the bowel. Ginger contains powerful digestive enzymes and has historically
been a remedy for nausea.
In addition, both fennel and ginger are traditional remedies for heartburn
Together with the peppermint oil in the Tummy Tamers, they have a synergistic
effect on global IBS symptoms without the heartburn risk of peppermint alone.
Even though Tummy Tamers have extra enteric coating, which makes them more
expensive to produce, they are actually one of if not the most economical
brand of peppermint oil capsules on the market!
How to take Heather's Tummy Tamers
you take peppermint oil caps can make a world of difference. The
capsules MUST be taken on an empty stomach, as they need to pass through the
stomach unimpeded so they can reach the intestines before they dissolve. This
can take a bit of time, so for this reason it's best to use the capsules to head
off IBS symptoms in the first place.
However, some people with severe GERD, reflux, or chronic heartburn may still
have problems with the peppermint capsules if they dissolve in the stomach
before reaching the intestines. The antispasmodic effect you want to happen in
your intestines will then occur in the stomach, and this relaxes the esophageal
sphincter at the top of the stomach. That can lead to heartburn.
There are a several measures that can prevent this from happening:
Take the Tummy Tamers on an empty stomach at least one hour
before a meal. This gives the capsules plenty of time to reach the intestines
before they dissolve. (If you're not prone to heartburn, you must still take the
caps on an empty stomach, but you can take them right before a meal.)
Never take Tummy Tamers during or after a meal because the food will
delay the capsules from reaching the intestines, and this could cause them to
dissolve in the stomach.
Drink just enough cool - not hot - liquid to swallow a capsule easily.
While the enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, the capsules are
water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will
help them reach their destination without dissolving.
Don't take the Tummy Tamers at the same time as any medication
(prescription or over-the-counter) meant to lower your stomach acid. Lowering
the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember, it's
resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, try
taking the Tummy Tamers about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking
medication, and then have your meal.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Enteric coating allows the capsules to pass through the stomach without
dissolving and release the three herbal oils within the intestines.
Ingredients: Peppermint Oil Extract, Ginger Oil, Fennel Oil, Gelatin, Soybean
Oil, Glycerin, Enteric Coating, Water and Carob.
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk or preservatives
Directions: Take one capsule, one to three times daily, with just enough
cool liquid to swallow easily. Do not take with a large glass of liquid as this
can dissolve the enteric coating (the coating is impervious to stomach acid but
dissolves in water). Take on an empty stomach one hour before eating if you are
at all prone to heartburn. Alternately, if you are not prone to heartburn, take
one capsule right before a meal. Do not chew.
* This product is a medical food for the dietary management
of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and is intended to be used under a
||Amount Per Serving
Oil Extract (Mentha piperita)
Value not established.