No gluten, soy, FODMAPS, allergens, preservatives, additives
50% more enteric coating than industry standard for other brands
Formulated specifically for IBS
Take one capsule at a time on an EMPTY STOMACH with just enough cool liquid to swallow easily
For Intense Bowel Soothing
Heather's Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules are a medical food for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Clinical studies have shown that, as part of the diet: peppermint relieves abdominal pain, diarrhea, and urgency; fennel helps relax the gut and aids bloating; ginger contains powerful digestive enzymes and aids nausea. Enteric coated peppermint oil capsules have been clinically tested and shown to help the dietary management of IBS symptoms in both adults and children.
Heather's Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules are unique because they are specially formulated for intense bowel soothing that addresses global IBS symptoms through the combined effects of peppermint, fennel, and ginger oils. They also have extra enteric coating to improve tolerance for those prone to heartburn or reflux.
Take on an empty stomach
Take with just enough cool (not warm) liquid to swallow easily
If you are at all prone to heartburn, take no less than 1 hour before eating
If you are not prone to heartburn, you can take 15 minutes before eating
Do not chew
Take 1 capsule, one to three times daily
How to take Heather's Tummy Tamers
How 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:
1) 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.)
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving
Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita)
0.2 mL/181.0 mg*
Fennel Oil (Foeniculum vulgare)
0.02 mL/19.3 mg*
Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale)
0.02 mL/17.6 mg*
*Daily Value not established.
Cautions: For use under a physician's supervision. Tell your doctor if you're pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
Prevent IBS Pain, Spasms, Cramps, Bloating, Gas Intense Bowel Soothing
Peppermint oil capsules, as part of the diet, have been clinically proven to help IBS symptoms, even in children. A survey of clinical trials declared peppermint oil capsules the approach "of first choice" for IBS patients. Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main active ingredients of peppermint, have calming effects on the stomach and intestinal tract. Peppermint oil is exceptionally beneficial for IBS abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea, and urgency (and it will NOT worsen constipation).
Although peppermint is such a powerful smooth muscle relaxant that it can trigger 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).
Fennel is a carminative, it helps relax the gut, regulates contractions of the small intestine, and aids bloating and gas. Fennel also relaxes the gut, which can relieve spasms of the GI tract.
Ginger contains powerful digestive enzymes, and is helpful for a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments, particularly nausea.
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.
A 2018 survey of clinical trials declared peppermint oil capsules the approach "of first choice" for IBS patients with constipation or diarrhea, to alleviate general symptoms, and to improve quality of life. Peppermint oil capsules for IBS have also been featured on Dr. Oz. A 2005 study in Phytomedicine reviewed 16 clinical trials investigating enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules in IBS, and concluded that peppermint oil capsules may be the approach of first choice in IBS patients with non-serious constipation or diarrhea to alleviate general symptoms and to improve quality of life. For published studies, check the IBS Research Library.
What makes Heather's Tummy Tamers special?
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 amount of 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 as well.
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 is a carminative, it 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.
Ashley from JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY
Purchased on 1/13/2023
Reviewed on 6/1/2023
Rely on this product daily and super bummed to see it's on back-order just now when I went to order it:(( Also, would like to see a larger bottle offered to reduce the number of plastic bottles!! Thx, ashley