Peppermint Oil has been recommended for centuries by traditional herbalists for the support of healthy digestion. However, this delicate oil can lose its potency in the acid environment of the stomach.
Now Peppermint Gels are enteric coated to allow it to pass through the stomach and release within the intestines where it can be helpful in providing relief from the bloating and discomfort that may be experienced after meals.*
These capsules are enteric-coated to release in a pH of 5.5 or higher. They are designed to not open in the stomach. This will reduce the small possibility of this oil "repeating". People will not normally taste this after they take them on an empty stomach. In the unlikely event that you experience an aftertaste from this product, try to take them a short time BEFORE a meal, so that they will still pass through the stomach undigested. The food in the stomach could then form a physical barrier to the oils moving back up. These capsules are designed to withstand over an hour of exposure to stomach acid, but will dissolve in less than an hour in the more alkaline intestinal juices.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.