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Peppermint Caps
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  (97 reviews)
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Peppermint Caps
(2 bottles)
Prevent
Pain & Bloating
  (513 reviews)
Peppermint Caps<br>(2 bottles)<br><em>Prevent<BR>Pain & Bloating</em> $23.95

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4444 Product4938 Doris from Aliquippa, PA
Purchased on 11/17/2014
Reviewed on 12/17/2014
Calming Relief from the Pain
This has calmed my stomach and I don't feel "sick" nearly as much.
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55555 Product4933 Nancy from Overland Park, KS
Purchased on 11/24/2014
Reviewed on 12/15/2014
TAKE TWO EVERY DAY
HAPPY SO FAR
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55555 Product4930 Stacey from New Windsor, NY
Purchased on 11/22/2014
Reviewed on 12/14/2014
After suffering for years and taking at times handfuls of antacids and acid reducers daily, I've found relief with these pills.
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55555 Product4921 Joann from Richmond, CA
Purchased on 11/20/2014
Reviewed on 12/11/2014
CAN'T DO WITHOUT THESE CAPSULES
Thankful that these capsule are available both online and in stores. Although I still occasionally have abdominal pain, the Peppermint capsules keep my condition relatively stable. THANK YOU, HEATHER!
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1 Product4867 Michael from Bound Brook, NJ
Purchased on 10/23/2014
Reviewed on 11/13/2014
The product did not work for me!!!
I have COPD WITH HEAVY MUCOUS BIUILD UP WHICH SETTLES IN MY STOMACH AND BACTERIA IN IT PRODUCES GAS.I USE PEPERMINT LIFESAVERS WHICH HAVE HELPED SO I THOUGHT YOUR PRDUCT WOULD HELP. IT DID NOT.IT ACTUALLY SEEMED TO PRODUCE EVEN MORE GAS. I GAVE IT 3 WEEKS AND STILL NO HELP!!!
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Heather says:
Hi there Michael,

Thank you for your feedback.

Please know that you are welcome to return any of our products, at any time.

Heather's Tummy Tamers prevent IBS related pain, cramps, spasms, gas and bloating. I am so sorry that the peppermint capsules did not work for your COPD symptoms.

I hope that you're feeling better soon!

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representative

55555 Product4839 Donald from Westfir, OR
Purchased on 10/17/2014
Reviewed on 11/7/2014
great company to do business with
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55555 Product4844 Krista from Hazle Township, PA
Purchased on 10/17/2014
Reviewed on 11/7/2014
Excellent product
Peppermint caps and Acacia Senegal fiber have ended my ulcerative colitis flare up. Wonderful products.
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55555 Product4809 Kara from Coquitlam, BC
Purchased on 9/13/2014
Reviewed on 10/28/2014
Amazing!
I took one of these around an hour before going to eat fish and chips(a high fat food) at a restaurant. I had no IBS attack or any discomfort thanks to these peppermint capsules. I can finally enjoy 'dangerous' foods again.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there Kara,

I am so happy to hear that Heather's Tummy Tamers are working for you!

I apologize if you were unhappy with the speed of the delivery. We are located in Seattle, so international orders can sometimes get caught up in customs, which could cause the delivery time to be longer than usual.

You are welcome to order from one of our Canadian distributors next time, if you'd like. Then, the shipping may take less time and the shipping costs may be lower for you as well.

Here is the website for one Canadian distributor: www.norfolkholistic.ca

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representatve

55555 Product4802 Tess from Boyle, MS
Purchased on 10/5/2014
Reviewed on 10/27/2014
Has helped me tremendously
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55555 Product4784 Diane from Columbus Grove, OH
Purchased on 10/2/2014
Reviewed on 10/23/2014
Works Great!
I just have a hard time remembering to take one an hour before I eat. BUT, works great when I do!!
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55555 Product4785 Michael from Vancouver, WA
Purchased on 10/2/2014
Reviewed on 10/23/2014
Excellent Product, I advise others to try this!
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there Michael,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad that Heather's Tummy Tamers are working for you!

I apologize if you were not happy with the speed of delivery though. Please call our toll free number the next time you would like to place an order. If you place the order earlier in the day, we would be happy to make sure that it ships out on the same day if possible, rather than our normal next day shipping.

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representative

55555 Product4780 Susan from Random Lake, WI
Purchased on 9/29/2014
Reviewed on 10/21/2014
Peppermint caps
These caps have been helpful. I need to be careful not to take too many, as I get acid reflux. They do help a lot when I feel an IBS thing coming on. Thank you!
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55555 Product4751 Convertiblewoman from Middlebury, IN
Purchased on 9/14/2014
Reviewed on 10/6/2014
This product has been a true blessing to me.
I have been using this product for several years and it has made a huge difference in my IBS. I have tried a few other brands but always come back to these because they are stronger and have a thicker coating. NOTE: I am not a heavy sleeper so I am up several times a night. I take a dose around 1 am with a tiny sip of water. This way I do not have to deal with some of the side effects that others have written about.
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55555 Product4754 Carol from Mayfield, KY
Purchased on 9/15/2014
Reviewed on 10/6/2014
Peppermint Caps work wonderfully!
I've been able to replace a medication with these peppermint caps. I take one every morning an hour before my meal. Love it!
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55555 Product4746 Patricia from Rector, PA
Purchased on 9/13/2014
Reviewed on 10/5/2014
stops cramping within minutes
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333 Product4748 Ann from Fort Smith, AR
Purchased on 9/14/2014
Reviewed on 10/5/2014
Did not help with my problem
Cannot wait one hour for breakfast. Tried 1/2 hour. Had lots of heartburn, which I already have. Think I have to return. thanks any way
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Heather says:
Hi Ann,

I am so sorry to hear that you are experiencing lots of heartburn.

In order to prevent heartburn, you should take the peppermint capsules one hour before eating or drinking anything. This will prevent the capsules from dissolving in your stomach.

You don't have to take a capsules before breakfast, you could take one at any time of day as long as it is two hours after a meal, and not less than one hour before you eat again. It can also be helpful to take one last thing at night before you go to bed.

If you're unable to take them ata ll, please do return the peppermint capsules to us for a refund.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representative

333 Product4739 Tiffany from Elkins Park, PA
Purchased on 9/12/2014
Reviewed on 10/3/2014
Helpful, but still have symptoms
I have been using this in conjunction with the acacia fiber and have definitely seen a reduction in my symptoms. The fiber has essentially eliminated my diarrhea, which has been wonderful. The peppermint oil capsules do help, but I still have some symptoms - especially with gas and the associated pain. Perhaps over time I will see more of a difference. I do have issues with acid reflux and had issues with peppermint capsules before. These do occasionally give me some heartburn (even when taken on an empty stomach with limited fluids at least an hour before eating) but it isn't nearly as severe as others I have tried and doesn't always give me heartburn, just sometimes.
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Heather says:
Hi there Tiffany,

I'm so glad to hear that Heather's Acacia Tummy Fiber has really been
working for you!

However, I'm sorry that you are still experiencing some heart burn, pain
and gas.

For gas, I recommend that you try Heather's Fennel Tummy Tea. Fennel
will quickly relieve gas and bloating. Try drinking 3 or 4 strong cups
right in a row to overwhelm your system with the fennel when you are
experiencing a lot of gas and bloating.

Heather's Tummy Tamers Peppermint Capsules are made with 50% more
enteric coating than the industry standard, which prevents most heart
burn for those who have acid reflux or GERD. Normally, we recommend that
you take the capsules one hour before you eat or drink if you are prone
to heartburn. However, for a small group of people with acid reflux,
they actually do better taking the capsules just 15 minutes before a
meal. You may want to try that once if you are still experiencing heart
burn.

If you ever feel like the peppermint capsules aren't working out for
you, please send them back to us for a refund.

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representatve

55555 Product4725 Patricia from Marietta, OH
Purchased on 9/11/2014
Reviewed on 10/2/2014
Thank you thank thank you for all the information and the peppermint capsules. They help me SO much!
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55555 Product4722 Deana from OCONOMOWOC, WI
Purchased on 9/10/2014
Reviewed on 10/1/2014
Its helps bloating and cramping for my IBS
I have really bad constipation IBS and my stomach hurts all the time. If I take one of these capsules it seems to help with a symptoms most of the time unless its really bad. I keep a bottle at work and one at home and its worked great
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55555 Product4707 Irene from Surrey, BC
Purchased on 8/6/2014
Reviewed on 9/24/2014
Great product but pricey shipping
Love this product, but groaned when had to pay extra for shipping multiple quantities, despite it being a bulk order. The cost of shipping to Canada is not that high to the supplier, so why should the customer have to pay that much?
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there Irene,

I'm so glad that you love our product!

Actually, we do not charge any more than what we are charged by the post office. We do everything that we can to lower prices to account for the high cost of shipping outside of the United States. We wish the prices were lower too!

However, we do have a Canadian distributor, so I recommend that you contact him if you live in Canada. Here is his website: www.norfolkholistic.ca.

I hope this helps!

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representative

55555 Product4698 John from King of Prussia, PA
Purchased on 9/1/2014
Reviewed on 9/22/2014
Quality product
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55555 Product4671 Gene from everett, WA
Purchased on 8/23/2014
Reviewed on 9/13/2014
I've been taking Heather's pepermint pills for many years now and they are wonderful. I take one before every meal to help with my IBS. They really work.
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1 Product4654 Marianne from Goleta, CA
Purchased on 8/18/2014
Reviewed on 9/8/2014
Too much
I bought a starter pack that came with two bottles of peppermint capsules. I took one capsule, and my stomach became molten lava for a couple of hours. These are too powerful for me. :(
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there Marianne,

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing heartburn while taking the peppermint capsules. Please feel free that you are welcome to return both bottles for a full refund.

If you are prone to heartburn, then you should take the capsule on an empty stomach, one hour before you eat. Also, swallow the peppermint capsule with just a mouthful of water. Then, wait to drink anything else for an hour as well. This will prevent the capsule from dissolving in your stomach, which is what causes the heartburn to happen.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Best,
Amanda
Customer Service Representative

333 Product4650 Fred from Riverton, NJ
Purchased on 8/10/2014
Reviewed on 9/4/2014
Pepermint oil pills
Taken pepermint oil before . Works good for me something beside the pepermint in your product messes with male hormones not sure wich other ingredient tho
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Heather says:
Hello Fred - thank you for your feedback. I am so glad the caps are helping you. I'm not sure about your reference to male hormones - there is nothing in the peppermint oil capsules, or any of our other products, that would have an effect on hormones at all. All of our product ingredients are considered GRAS by the FDA, which means they do not have restrictions on their use in foods, beverages, or supplements for adults and children.

If you are taking any medications (prescription or OTC), please ask your doctor and pharmacist about possible interactions with the peppermint capsules. This is the only thing I can think of that may play into hormonal issues. I am not aware of any interactions between medications and the peppermint oil caps, but it is always best to check with your doc about your specific medication/supplement use to be sure.

If you can't use the caps, please do return for a full refund.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product4647 Leah from Bristol, CT
Purchased on 7/27/2014
Reviewed on 9/1/2014
thank you Heather - can't live without my peppermint caps!!
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4444 Product4623 Kristie from Burlington, MA
Purchased on 7/26/2014
Reviewed on 8/17/2014
excellent
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55555 Product4624 Barbara from Alexandria, VA
Purchased on 7/27/2014
Reviewed on 8/17/2014
Terrific help
These peppermint pills help my digestion immeasurably -- and my dog's breath, too :-)
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4444 Product4628 Jacqueline from seymour, TN
Purchased on 7/27/2014
Reviewed on 8/17/2014
My gastroenterologist suggested your product and gave me your brochure. I can tell a difference when I use it regularly. I choose to use it instead of the prescribed dicyclomine. I think it would have less side efects.
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55555 Product4622 Yvonne from Wixom, MI
Purchased on 7/26/2014
Reviewed on 8/16/2014
Very good
Happy with product
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55555 Product4618 Deborah from Sierra Vista, AZ
Purchased on 7/25/2014
Reviewed on 8/15/2014
These peppermint caps are better.
These peppermint caps are better than any other brand. The other brands smell like they have chemicals in them. Heathers peppermint caps smell pure and they work very well. I get these for my daughter.
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55555 Product4610 Gilbert from Madera, CA
Purchased on 7/23/2014
Reviewed on 8/13/2014
great for pain bloat that i use to have
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55555 Product4600 Sharon from Grand Saline, TX
Purchased on 7/21/2014
Reviewed on 8/11/2014
Good support for IBS symptoms.
I suffered IBS for 40 years. Read the book EATING FOR IBS (original)....learned how to eat and how to manage my IBS problems. Many aspects to manage, but this site is best help.
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55555 Product4599 Susan from St. Augustine, FL
Purchased on 7/20/2014
Reviewed on 8/10/2014
Really works!
I found these capsules advertised on the internet and tried a bottle. My abdominal pain and diarrhea were gone in two days. I have had heartburn issues, but taking tne capsules as directed, I have no problems. I have been able to add back the foods that bothered me. I am amazed at how well these capsules work.
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55555 Product4595 Michael from Winnipeg, MB
Purchased on 6/26/2014
Reviewed on 8/7/2014
Peppermint Capsoles
Suffering really bad from Spasm`s everywhere but my stomach , OMG last`s for a hour almost. With the peppermint Capsole`s godbless them because I don`t have them now.
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Heather says:
Hi Michael,

I am so happy to hear that the Tummy Tamers have relieved your awful stomach spasms! That just makes my day!

I am sorry that you were unsatisfied with the speed of delivery. We are located in Seattle, so shipping to Canada means that our packages can occasionally be held up in customs. Of course this issue is frustrating for both us and you!

If there is anything else that we can do for you, please reach out to us at our toll free number: 1-866-640-4942. We would be happy to assist you with whatever you need.

Have a wonderful day,
Amanda
Customer Service Representative

55555 Product4591 Luann from Negaunee, MI
Purchased on 7/9/2014
Reviewed on 8/4/2014
Works great for the pain.
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55555 Product4582 Alice from Hollister, CA
Purchased on 7/11/2014
Reviewed on 8/1/2014
Great Product
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55555 Product4556 Norma from Nazareth, PA
Purchased on 6/30/2014
Reviewed on 7/21/2014
Good product
Don't know If you are aware of FODMAP diet plan. It has helped me more than anything the past ten years.
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55555 Product4551 Cheryl from dallas, TX
Purchased on 6/29/2014
Reviewed on 7/20/2014
Love this product
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4444 Product4553 Margaret from Charleston, WV
Purchased on 6/17/2014
Reviewed on 7/20/2014
I've been buying this product going on 9 years now. Quite pleased.
I love Heather's. Been using her advice for 9 years and it's been a big help. Way, way better than advice I ever got from doctors/specialists. I always mention Heather's to friends who are experiencing chronic stomach trouble lacking an organic cause. Thank you Heather! You are amazing.
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55555 Product4534 Gina from Blacksburg, SC
Purchased on 6/22/2014
Reviewed on 7/14/2014
Answered prayer!
I have taken prescription medication for years that dries my both out so bad, I try to only use it when absolutely necessary. This natural product DOES NOT dry out your mouth. It actually works better than my prescription medication too!
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4444 Product4526 Joann from Bloomingdale, IL
Purchased on 6/20/2014
Reviewed on 7/11/2014
bloating
hi ive been using these for awhile now and i still have bloating but i know one great thing its control my bowel movements i dont go as many times but the bloatness is still there is there somthing that could help more i have the tea but n the summer i like icetea vx hot tea please i have ibs chronic and its my upper tummy thats a constant bloat i told my docs bout this product and they say it wont hurt me but prob wont cure me either ? ty and im on disablity so the cost is hard for me as well and i told other ppl about ur product and website' thank you
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4444 Product4514 Colleen from Bothell, WA
Purchased on 6/12/2014
Reviewed on 7/4/2014
The Peppermint Caps are helping with my adominal pain.
I have IBS and the Peppermint Caps with Fennel and Ginger oils are soothing to my stomach or intestinal tract. The abdominal pain is gone and I have less urgency.
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55555 Product4500 Kimberly from Tampa, FL
Purchased on 6/8/2014
Reviewed on 6/29/2014
great product at good prices 2 for 1 always!!
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55555 Product4501 Sheila from Lafayette, CO
Purchased on 6/8/2014
Reviewed on 6/29/2014
I love them!
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22 Product4485 Russell from Newberg, OR
Purchased on 6/2/2014
Reviewed on 6/23/2014
Could be packed better.
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Heather says:
Hi Russell,

I am so sorry that you were unhappy with the way the product was packed. All of our products are packed in our warehouse and we do our best to ensure that there will be no damage as it travels through the mail. Can you please give us details as to what went wrong with the packing?

Also, you gave us two stars for the product itself, as well as the customer service. We would love to hear back from you on both of these ratings too, especially if you have specific suggestions for us or reasons why you felt dissatisfied.

Thank you!

Amanda
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

4444 Product4481 Karen from West Mifflin, PA
Purchased on 5/30/2014
Reviewed on 6/20/2014
I love this website. Very informative and love the product also.
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55555 Product4468 Virginia from Harrisburg, PA
Purchased on 5/16/2014
Reviewed on 6/11/2014
The Peppermint Oil Caps work!!
Whenever I go to a different doctor's office, I take along a copy of your "cheat sheet" information to help explain the IBS situation and introduce the staff to you and your products. Hopefully it will help others as you have helped me!
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55555 Product4455 Charles from Newport, OR
Purchased on 5/17/2014
Reviewed on 6/7/2014
I highly recommend this Peppermint Tab for IBS
I heard about the Peppermint Tab from my Doctor, I was having serve IBS problems everyday and was in bed a lot with a heat pad on my mid section....but with the RX my Doctor gave me and the peppermint tab from Heather's, I'm in so much better shape, it's very rare if I do have a IBS pain.
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55555 Product4446 Kathy from Stillwater, MN
Purchased on 5/14/2014
Reviewed on 6/4/2014
I was very happy with how fast the order came! So far the friend that I shared the order with & me are very happy with the product!!
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55555 Product4430 Charles from Opelika, AL
Purchased on 5/6/2014
Reviewed on 5/27/2014
A great help!
This along with the tummy fiber has done wonders for me. I accidently hit enter on my review of the tummy fiber but it is the most help in controlling my bowel movements. I only take two teaspoons a day. I don't know if I need to take more or not. The peppermint caps also help a lot but only take them before a meal. I was cramping one evening and took one without a meal and I felt like I was made out of peppermint. They are strong. I tried another product that was very expensive from another website and it did nothing at all. I am glad I found this.
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55555 Product4420 Eric from Stockton, CA
Purchased on 5/2/2014
Reviewed on 5/23/2014
Works great to help with IBS symptoms
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55555 Product4421 Maureen from Venice, FL
Purchased on 5/2/2014
Reviewed on 5/23/2014
very pleased!
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55555 Product4409 Anthony from Solihull,
Purchased on 4/1/2014
Reviewed on 5/17/2014
effective product for controlling IBS symptoms.
Recent supplies have had unpleasant odour - on the plus side capsules are less prone to adhere together.
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Heather says:
Hi Anthony - Thank you so much for your feedback. I do feel pretty confident that I know the reason for this issue, and can reassure you that there is no problem.

We have the peppermint oil capsules manufactured to our specifications, which include 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard, as well as a non-stick coating on top of the enteric coating to help keep the gels from clumping together. Both of these coatings have an odd, chemical kind of smell, which dissipates fairly quickly after the caps are made, especially as they are exposed to air.

Typically, we have had capsules made in runs of several million, which we then package over a period of several months. This has meant that by the time we package most of the capsules, the odd smell has had a chance to dissipate. However, our Tummy Tamers sales have now increased to the point that we are having the capsules manufactured, and then immediately packaging the entire run as soon as we receive them. This means the caps are being bottled air tight almost immediately after manufacturing. The smell has no chance to dissipate until the bottle itself is opened.

If you look closely at the capsules, you'll also probably notice that they look dull, grayish, and maybe even slightly rough or pebbly. That is the coatings. Those coating naturally dissipate over time, and eventually they can't withstand the peppermint oil (which gradually surfaces through the gelatin). At that point the capsules will look shiny, brown, and much prettier. They might also smell like peppermint. They are still safe and effective to use, but the risk of heartburn would be much greater as the enteric coating will have dissipated so much.

Please leave your bottles open for a few days and see if the smell disappears. It is ironic that the prettier and nicer the caps look and smell, the older they actually are. The stronger that odd smell, and the duller they look, the more intact the coatings are, as the gels are very new.

If you are still not happy with them please do return for a full refund. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns at all.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product4406 Belinda from Lakeville, ME
Purchased on 4/24/2014
Reviewed on 5/15/2014
love the product. told my dr. about it.
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55555 Product4408 Kat from Grimsby, ON
Purchased on 4/3/2014
Reviewed on 5/15/2014
Tummy tamers
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55555 Product4401 Barbara from Portland, OR
Purchased on 4/23/2014
Reviewed on 5/14/2014
bloating
I was dealing with bloating & flatulence. This has really helped. I lived in a state of fear that I would pass gas at an inopportune time. These capsules have really helped with that and I no longer feel so bloated. I still have moments but all in all I am very satisfied with this product.
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55555 Product4404 Connie from Oxford, WI
Purchased on 4/23/2014
Reviewed on 5/14/2014
Really helps with my stomach distress. Usually always take one peppermint before each meal.
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55555 Product4398 Sherri from Saline, MI
Purchased on 4/19/2014
Reviewed on 5/13/2014
Very good product and great customer service
My son swears by the peppermint pills to help his IBS stomach feel better.
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55555 Product4395 Cynthia from Moseley, VA
Purchased on 4/19/2014
Reviewed on 5/12/2014
Great product
Very effective
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55555 Product4386 Elaine from Panama City, FL
Purchased on 4/18/2014
Reviewed on 5/10/2014
product really helps IBS pain
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55555 Product4388 Gordon from Leominster, MA
Purchased on 4/19/2014
Reviewed on 5/10/2014
It works. Try it.
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4444 Product4383 Carol from Grandville, MI
Purchased on 4/17/2014
Reviewed on 5/8/2014
As a former prescription anti-acid user, I've been looking for a good, natural, organic product. Peppermint Caps are awesome!! They work almost every day, except with I need to be away from home for meal times. Thank you!
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55555 Product4384 Maryann from Seattle, WA
Purchased on 4/17/2014
Reviewed on 5/8/2014
Fabulous stuff!
I take one pill every morning faithfully and between that and having some of the Acacia tummy fiber before meals has helped tremedously!
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55555 Product4382 Ruth from Edmonton, AB
Purchased on 3/26/2014
Reviewed on 5/7/2014
Excellent help for IBS post meal tummy discomfort.
I also enjoy the peppermint tea which I purchased some time ago. As I recall, when it arrived and I opened the pouch, I said to myself, this is going to be good - and it is. Thanks
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55555 Product4375 Susette from West Fargo, ND
Purchased on 4/11/2014
Reviewed on 5/2/2014
best product ever
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55555 Product4370 Ruth from Toms River, NJ
Purchased on 4/7/2014
Reviewed on 4/28/2014
Feel since I
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4444 Product4348 Tim from West Bend, WI
Purchased on 4/3/2014
Reviewed on 4/24/2014
helps my abdominal pains
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55555 Product4350 Sandra from Beeville, TX
Purchased on 4/3/2014
Reviewed on 4/24/2014
Cannot go a day without my gingerpills!
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4444 Product4352 Ruth from Little Chute, WI
Purchased on 4/3/2014
Reviewed on 4/24/2014
They do help.
sometimes I have to take 4 of them before they help.
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55555 Product4305 Linda from Evansville, IN
Purchased on 3/22/2014
Reviewed on 4/12/2014
Peppermint caps and tea are great tummy soothers!
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55555 Product4300 Ann from Roseboro, NC
Purchased on 3/19/2014
Reviewed on 4/9/2014
Peppermint Oil
I have IBS and non-alcolic fatty liver disease. With the combination of the two problems I have severe bloating and gas. Peppermint Oil pills have been and still are the only product that helps me control these two side effects. If it wasn't for peppermint oil I would have a very low quality of life.
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55555 Product4289 Leah from Bristol, CT
Purchased on 3/16/2014
Reviewed on 4/7/2014
good stuff - can't function without it
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55555 Product4283 Lynn from Washington, DC
Purchased on 3/15/2014
Reviewed on 4/5/2014
Brought relief after years of suffering
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55555 Product4269 Dave from Brookings, OR
Purchased on 3/13/2014
Reviewed on 4/3/2014
They seem to work.
Take b4 eating.
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4444 Product4270 Susannah from Fairfield, CT
Purchased on 3/13/2014
Reviewed on 4/3/2014
Excellent product. Very happy with the results.
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55555 Product4274 Anna from sliema,
Purchased on 2/11/2014
Reviewed on 4/3/2014
I've been using the Peppermint Capsules fo some time now and have found them to be very effective for my IBS. When I tried anotherbrand, I was very disappointed as it left me with burning in my stomach. Will carry on using them as long as I can. Thanks.
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55555 Product4253 Greg Huston from Tempe, AZ
Purchased on 3/8/2014
Reviewed on 3/29/2014
Great product for IBS
Great for your intestinal tract when you want to prevent an IBS attack when your diet is uncontrollable. It also works when you've eaten something that doesn't agree with you
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55555 Product4255 Jean from North Arlington, NJ
Purchased on 3/8/2014
Reviewed on 3/29/2014
Helps my IBS
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55555 Product4248 Alberta from Swanton, VT
Purchased on 3/6/2014
Reviewed on 3/27/2014
I am always surprised at how fast my orders are sent to me.
I take a peppermint capsule every morning and the peppermint tea and when my stomach is really bad I drink 2 cups of the tea and also gave some to my son and he really likes the tea.
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55555 Product4242 Jerry from Tehachapi, CA
Purchased on 3/4/2014
Reviewed on 3/25/2014
Really helps me! Good stuff!
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55555 Product4238 Leola from Tulsa, OK
Purchased on 3/2/2014
Reviewed on 3/23/2014
I love Peppermint Caps! They are the best!
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55555 Product4239 Anne from Jacksonville, NC
Purchased on 3/2/2014
Reviewed on 3/23/2014
I've been using them for 3-4 years and they are AWESOME!!
Keep up the good work!!
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55555 Product4229 Karen from Idaho Springs, CO
Purchased on 2/28/2014
Reviewed on 3/21/2014
Heathers products are the best.
I have suffered with IBS for years and had it under control for a long time. Lost my Father last summer and it flared up again. After a couple weeks of the peppermint caps and fennel tea, feeling much better. Thank you-you are a God send.
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55555 Product4218 Ray from Dublin, Dublin
Purchased on 2/3/2014
Reviewed on 3/18/2014
Very satisfied with this product
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4444 Product4202 Michelle from Spearfish, SD
Purchased on 2/16/2014
Reviewed on 3/9/2014
The verdict is still out
I've been taking these for about one week consistently, just one a day. I've noticed that on some days I burp them hours after I've taken it and on other days nothing. I'm not sure why they would be inconsistent in that area but it doesn't bother me so I keep taking them. I'm not really sure if they are doing anything -- some days my tummy feels great and other days it still goes crazy. But it seems to be more stable than before but I'm not sure if that is due to the fiber and fennel tea I'm taking as well. I'm thinking of running a couple experiments on myself to see what happens. :)
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55555 Product4194 Donald from Williamsport, IN
Purchased on 2/14/2014
Reviewed on 3/7/2014
Peppermint caps have stop my IBS problems 99%
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1 Product4195 Anita from Victor, MT
Purchased on 2/14/2014
Reviewed on 3/7/2014
l a m still trying the product
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Anita - Please let us know what you think as you use the product, and if you have any questions at all.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product4165 Colleen from manlius, NY
Purchased on 2/6/2014
Reviewed on 2/27/2014
excellent
I have been using the peppermint oil pills for over four years now and they along with the acacia fiber have a life saver. I had a severe case of c-diff and ecoli, after seven surgeries I now have colitis and IBS. With the help of diet and Heathers Tummy's products I have been able to live a productive life. I give samples to others that I meet with similar problems and encourage them to give your products a try.
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55555 Product4139 Barbara from Arden, NC
Purchased on 2/1/2014
Reviewed on 2/22/2014
It works.
It really does cut down the bloating & had. It helps me tolerate some iffy foods a lot better.
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55555 Product4141 Sondra from Arlington, TX
Purchased on 2/1/2014
Reviewed on 2/22/2014
Peppermint Caps have helped!
I've been taking one capsule before a meal and then following with the Peppermint tea. This seems to be a very good combination for me - though everyone is unique. This is a great way to prepare myself before a meal. Taking 30 minutes to a hour before works great.
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55555 Product4108 Michael from winter haven, FL
Purchased on 1/17/2014
Reviewed on 2/7/2014
great product
take for bloating hour before meals helps
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55555 Product4100 Ronald from long beach, CA
Purchased on 1/14/2014
Reviewed on 2/4/2014
iam really happy with the effectiveness of this product...
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55555 Product4091 Anita from Lititz, PA
Purchased on 1/12/2014
Reviewed on 2/2/2014
Love these!
I have been taking these for over a year now, along with my peppermint tea. They are great and I feel these two products have helped me tremendously in my daily fight with IBS.
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55555 Product4086 Matt from Middleton, MA
Purchased on 1/10/2014
Reviewed on 1/31/2014
Very good company, staff very friendly
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Matt,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to see that such high marks in Product Rating and Customer Service. We are sorry that you were not as happy with the speed of delivery.
Typically orders made on Fridays will not be processed and shipped until the following Monday, when our offices reopen. We apologize for any delay or confusion.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our shipping policies or any other Heather's Tummy Care products.
We are here to help!
Best,
Emily - Heather's Tummy Care Representative


55555 Product4075 Isabel from HOLLYWOOD, FL
Purchased on 1/5/2014
Reviewed on 1/26/2014
Great. Product calms my stomach
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55555 Product4067 Stephen from Encino, CA
Purchased on 12/29/2013
Reviewed on 1/22/2014
I have used this product for years, and have never been disappointed with its efficacy.
I have IBS and Ankylosing Spondylitis. While I follow a different diet than Heather's IBS diet (I am on a starch-free diet), I find that her Peppermint Caps, as well as her Peppermint and Fennel teas and Acacia Fibe,r are very important in maintaining my gut health.
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55555 Product4059 Peggy from Bellingham, WA
Purchased on 12/28/2013
Reviewed on 1/18/2014
The peppermint capsules really seem to help with the spasms.
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4444 Product4054 Janet from Provo, UT
Purchased on 12/26/2013
Reviewed on 1/16/2014
Hoping for remission
I am hoping that these will help me get back into remission, or get cured. I don't feel that they are as strong as they used to be. I used to notice them when I had a bowel movement, now I don't notice any peppermint feeling, or coolness or burning with a bowel movement. I wonder if the product is not as strong, or if I have adapted to them? I used to have occasional burning in my stomach if I took too much water with them too. Not recently.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Janet,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Peppermint Oil Capsules. We appreciate the high scores that you have given to our speed of delivery, customer service and product.
The lack of peppermint feeling means the enteric coating is working! The peppermint oil capsules are now made with more enteric coating to prevent that burning sensation in your stomach when drinking too much water with the Tummy Tamers. The formula and strength of the capsules have not changed; the only changes made to the product have been to the enteric coating. If you first bought them several years ago, and have just tried them again, you may be noticing the lack of side effects because the extra enteric coating is doing its job.
The coating does not affect the strength of the caps or their positive effects on relaxing the gut, so you should still be getting all the good benefits without the bad side effects.

Feel free to also go up to 2 or 3 a day if are currently taking just 1 per day and that’s not enough.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks!

Best,
Emily – Heather’s Tummy Care Representative


55555 Product4043 Randall from Evanston, IL
Purchased on 12/20/2013
Reviewed on 1/11/2014
This product, taken first thing in the morning, has eliminated my diarrhea for the whole day! It's a miracle!
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55555 Product4022 Kirstie from Victoria, TX
Purchased on 12/15/2013
Reviewed on 1/5/2014
The best product combined with healthy diet.
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55555 Product4023 Diane from Reading, MA
Purchased on 12/15/2013
Reviewed on 1/5/2014
I am very happy with the Pepperment Caps they have helped me!
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55555 Product4025 Linda from Indianapolis, IN
Purchased on 12/12/2013
Reviewed on 1/5/2014
Lifesaver
When I began to notice symptoms of IBS I was desperate for relief. Upon Finding Heather's Tummy Tamers I ordered and was happy to find that these really worked ! I am so glad to have a reliable natural remedy to problems associated with meals.
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22 Product4020 Joan from Lawnside, NJ
Purchased on 12/13/2013
Reviewed on 1/4/2014
Was this product supposed to stop me from having gas after I drink my vegable jucie of kale and other Greens and fruit.
I guess I'm not as bad as I was
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Joan,

Thank you for submitting a review of Heather's Tummy Tamers. We are pleased to see that you are happy with our speed of delivery.

Our Tummy Tamers will help prevent abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and urgency from IBS. If you are looking for quick relief (versus prevention) of bloating and gas we would recommend trying some of our Fennel Tummy Tea.

I would be careful with the kale juicing. There may be elements like FODMAPS or sulfurous compounds in concentrated amounts of green veggie juice. This could trigger gas, bloating, and possibly even cramps if you have IBS. You may have good results adding the Fennel Tummy Tea right to your juice. Or, you may want to try smoothies with the green veggies where you can add soluble fiber elements to keep your digestion stable (bananas, cooked oatmeal, the Acacia Tummy Fiber, etc.)

If you just don't see good results from the Tummy Tamers, please do feel free to return any opened and unopened bottles for a full product refund:


Heather's Tummy Care Returns

80 S Washington St. #304

Seattle, WA 98104



If there is anything else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to call or email:

Toll Free: (866) 640-4942

Please feel free to give us a call or email us help@helpforibs.com



Best,

Emily Webb

Heather’s Tummy Care Representative


4444 Product4010 Charles from Yacolt, WA
Purchased on 12/13/2013
Reviewed on 1/3/2014
Does help relieve gas, bloating and pain
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55555 Product4007 Gregory from newbern, TN
Purchased on 12/12/2013
Reviewed on 1/2/2014
the high dose pepperment caps have always helped my TUMMY
THE PEPPERMENT CAPS PREVENT PAIN AND BLOATING IN ME AT EVERY STAGE AND HOUR MAKING EACH DAY EASIER TO DEAL WITH AND EASIER TO BE AROUND
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55555 Product3976 Barbara from Candia, NH
Purchased on 11/27/2013
Reviewed on 12/19/2013
An excellent product. Usually solves the problem.
I have been taking the peppermint capsules for a couple of years on the recommendation of my doctor and it's the only thing that has given me relief from the cramping and bloating.
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55555 Product3977 Linda from Las Cruces, NM
Purchased on 11/28/2013
Reviewed on 12/19/2013
I love the peppermint caps....!!
I take in the morning when I am on an empty stomach....makes a big difference in how my GI trac is feeling. Will continue to use these wonderful little capsules!
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55555 Product3978 Sylvia from Stockton, IL
Purchased on 11/28/2013
Reviewed on 12/19/2013
Heather's is great!
I have only ordered twice from Heather, but both times were super fast!!! I get the peppermint pills, and they are wonderful. They settle my tummy and help get rid of gas. There are so many products out there that are supposed to help, but these products help, and you can trust the ingredients.
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4444 Product3975 Brenda from MANASSAS, VA
Purchased on 11/27/2013
Reviewed on 12/18/2013
Works well
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55555 Product3974 Mary from columbus, OH
Purchased on 11/26/2013
Reviewed on 12/17/2013
they also have help a lot
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55555 Product3964 Ann from Henrico, VA
Purchased on 11/22/2013
Reviewed on 12/15/2013
Peppermint Caps
I took the Peppermint cap one hour before sampling most of the food at a buffet dinner. Although I was careful, I did imbibe in some "forbidden " items. I had no problem at all later or even the next day and the next. The caps really work!!!!!
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55555 Product3961 Marie from Riverside, RI
Purchased on 11/19/2013
Reviewed on 12/14/2013
less pain with this product
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55555 Product3956 Cindy from Inver Grove Heights, MN
Purchased on 11/16/2013
Reviewed on 12/12/2013
I love how tummy tamers make me feel and take them every single day.
For a couple years now I take one tummy tamer in the morning with my vitamins and it helps to keep my stomach calm. If I have a flair up later in the day I will take another one. Those, and the peppermint tea, have increased the quality of my life!
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55555 Product3957 Jackie from Casper, WY
Purchased on 11/21/2013
Reviewed on 12/12/2013
great product!
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55555 Product3946 Sandra from detroit, MI
Purchased on 11/17/2013
Reviewed on 12/9/2013
great product
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55555 Product3937 Ronald from Sun City West, AZ
Purchased on 11/15/2013
Reviewed on 12/6/2013
I was very pleased with the whole transaction
I have used Heathers peppermint caps for many years, they are a big help to me...
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55555 Product3936 Nancy from Easton, MD
Purchased on 11/14/2013
Reviewed on 12/5/2013
The peppermint pills are from God!
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55555 Product3927 Catherine from Gryon,
Purchased on 10/21/2013
Reviewed on 12/2/2013
Very good service and products
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55555 Product3908 SUE from Lawrence Township, NJ
Purchased on 11/3/2013
Reviewed on 11/25/2013
TERRIFIC!
Excellent quality ~ definitely works! SUE
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4444 Product3907 Kim from Brooklyn Park, MN
Purchased on 11/1/2013
Reviewed on 11/24/2013
Helps
Better if I take it for prevention than if I'm trying to fix after-the-fact. But, still useful then.
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333 Product3903 Barbara from Kent, WA
Purchased on 7/20/2013
Reviewed on 11/23/2013
not the right choice for our family
Unfortunately, this was the wrong product to buy for my daughter's bloating and gas because of the inflammation in her stomach. The pills irritated her stomach and caused pain.
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Heather says:
Hello Barbara,

I am so sorry your daughter is not able to use the Tummy Tamers. Please feel free to return any opened and unopened bottles for a full product refund:

Heather's Tummy Care Returns
80 S Washington St. #304
Seattle, WA 98104

If there is anything else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to call or email:

Toll Free: (866) 640-4942
Email: Help@HelpForIBS.com

All the best,
Joanna

55555 Product3882 Theresa from Norfolk, NE
Purchased on 10/22/2013
Reviewed on 11/12/2013
Very glad I can get a bulk order and save a little time and money
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55555 Product3873 Michael from Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Purchased on 10/21/2013
Reviewed on 11/11/2013
So far, so good.
After taking them for the first time, I didn't have any stomach pain or noise that sometimes happens after consuming food. I have recommended this and your accasia products to many family members and friends.
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55555 Product3876 Shelly from NAPLES, FL
Purchased on 10/20/2013
Reviewed on 11/11/2013
5 Best
Great product and quick delivery
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55555 Product3864 Kim from Wadsworth, OH
Purchased on 10/19/2013
Reviewed on 11/9/2013
Amazing!
These peppermint oil capsules have calmed my IBS-D so much! They are miraculous!!
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55555 Product3865 Sara from Sherman Oaks, CA
Purchased on 10/18/2013
Reviewed on 11/9/2013
These pills have helped me so much. My stomach used to make crazy noises but these pills calm my stomach and help with the pain.
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55555 Product3860 Sandra from Oquawka, IL
Purchased on 10/18/2013
Reviewed on 11/8/2013
Peppermint Caps
They seem to be effective with after meal indigestion.
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4444 Product3842 Kris from St. Louis, MO
Purchased on 10/12/2013
Reviewed on 11/2/2013
So good so far!
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55555 Product3838 Elizabeth from leicestershire,
Purchased on 9/20/2013
Reviewed on 11/1/2013
excellent product has helped my digestive problems
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55555 Product3834 Nick from Burlington, CT
Purchased on 10/9/2013
Reviewed on 10/30/2013
Couldn't live without these
These are a life saver. I seriously could not get through my day without Heathers's Pepermint caps. I have very little gas and bloating since using these and no more diarrhea, even when I eat the things I'm not suppose to! Thank you Heather!
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55555 Product3807 Kris C from Bristol, CT
Purchased on 10/3/2013
Reviewed on 10/24/2013
Excellent!
I buy the peppermint pills for my wife's IBS. It has been a God-send. I only wish I knew about them years ago because it would have made life so much easier for both of us. Great product, great delivery speed and always good customer service.
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55555 Product3795 Nancy from York, PA
Purchased on 9/26/2013
Reviewed on 10/21/2013
Happy to have found these.
Peppermint pills are helping to calm my stomach. The aftertaste is not unpleasant at all. Still in beginning phase of my journey with IBS. I also find the CD therapy very calming and helpful.
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55555 Product3792 Henry from Bethlehem, PA
Purchased on 9/29/2013
Reviewed on 10/20/2013
New favorite
I had always known that peppermint would calm my stomach, but these supplements took it one step further. They really have a dramatic affect. I'll be a regular user of these from now on!
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55555 Product3793 Georgia from Alexandria, VA
Purchased on 9/29/2013
Reviewed on 10/20/2013
Great Product!
I am just trying the Peppermint Caps for the first time, and so far so good! Was a bit worried they might cause heartburn, but have not noticed any difference, except that they work!
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55555 Product3721 Darlene from Topeka, KS
Purchased on 9/15/2013
Reviewed on 10/6/2013
Relief at last!
After 6 months of not feeling well and a self diagnosis of IBS/digestive issues I found Heather on the Internet. Her products have improved my situation to the point I have my life back again. I feared going on a trip via plane because of my issues but just taking the capsules, peppermint tea, and Acacia Senegal Tummy Fiber gave me the confidence to travel and I felt like traveling. Thanks Heather for your products. I did find your Acacia locally at Aikens and we just got a Natural Grocers and I have made them aware of your products.
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333 Product3716 Christine from modesto, CA
Purchased on 9/14/2013
Reviewed on 10/5/2013
not sure if these are helping
have been using these caps for a few weeks but am still having pain, gas, bloating, etc. will continue to use and hope for the best.
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Heather says:
Hi Christine,
Thank you for submitting a review. I'm also pleased that you're happy with our customer service and speed of delivery!
Please let us know if you have any questions about the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules.
Here are some helpful tips for taking them:
1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If you are still experiencing bloating and gas try using our Fennel Tummy Tea for immediate symptom relief.

Please feel free to give us a call or email us help@helpforibs.com
Best,
Emily Webb
Heather’s Tummy Care Representative


4444 Product3718 Rachel from La Crosse, WI
Purchased on 9/11/2013
Reviewed on 10/5/2013
Has made my life better!
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55555 Product3698 Cheryl from St. Louis, MO
Purchased on 9/4/2013
Reviewed on 9/25/2013
I really love the product
I really love the product it really helps me a whole lot.
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55555 Product3637 Judi from Asheville, NC
Purchased on 8/16/2013
Reviewed on 9/6/2013
Great Product

22 Product3633 CharlesJoyce from troy, MI
Purchased on 4/28/2013
Reviewed on 9/5/2013
It helped - ok
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Heather says:
Hi there,

Thank you for submitting a review. I'm glad to hear the Tummy Tamers have worked for you. I'm also pleased that you're happy with our customer service and speed of delivery!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules.

Here are some tips for taking them:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

Wishing you the best,
Laura - Heather's Tummy Care Representative

333 Product3621 Elaine from Iroquois, ON
Purchased on 7/20/2013
Reviewed on 8/31/2013
good, not perfect
I find that I suffer heartburn occasionally, mostly first thing in the am after taking the peppermint caps. I also take a medication for acid reflux - I have for more than 10 years I take the 2 together as the instructions advise people with acid reflux, it is best taken 1 hour before eating. ironically, it seems to dissipate after eating.........any suggestions to avoid the frequent heart burn symptoms? I take the peppermint caps primarily for the fennel component as I loathe the taste of fennel and had to discontinue use of the tea for that reason........ Is there a fennel cap to replace the tea?
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Elaine,

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been suffering from some heartburn.

It's great that you're taking the capsules an hour before eating, although it's best not to 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). Try taking the Tummy Tamers about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication, and then have your meal.

At this time we do not have any fennel-only oil capsules to offer, only that which is included in the peppermint capsules. If you have the fennel tea, try changing the taste by adding some natural sugar, honey, or combining it with the peppermint tea. Tea combinations are especially delicious!

If the peppermint caps continue to give you bouts of heartburn, please do not hesitate to return them for a full refund.

Best,
Laura - Heather's Tummy Care Representative

1 Product3595 Richard from flat rock, NC
Purchased on 8/6/2013
Reviewed on 8/27/2013
Did not work for me!
Heather's products are great. Delivery was so fast. The peppermint capsules did not work for me. I have had IBS for years. Hoping for spasm relief. Back to the Dr.
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Heather says:
Hi Richard - I am so sorry to hear this! The peppermint oil caps are really potent, and should work well to prevent painful spasms. If you're not prone to heartburn, you can likely tolerate the full dose of three capsules per day.

We even have a handful of customers who have no heartburn issues, who are really prone to sudden, severe IBS attacks of pain and cramps, who use the capsules two at a time.

You may want to try raising the dose on these, and doing three caps a day, every day, or even give the two caps at a time a shot (assuming you don't have heartburn issues).

If they just aren't working for you, please don't hesitate to return them at any time for a full refund.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product3597 Michael from Irvine, CA
Purchased on 8/6/2013
Reviewed on 8/27/2013
These really help me daily. I would recommend them to everyone with IBS.
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55555 Product3580 Janet from Cypress, TX
Purchased on 8/1/2013
Reviewed on 8/22/2013
They work great!
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333 Product3578 Jane from Chesterfield, VA
Purchased on 7/31/2013
Reviewed on 8/21/2013
not quite sure yet
Sometimes this product helps and sometimes it does not. I just haven't been able to figure out why yet.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Jane,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our customer service and delivery speed.

Here are some tips for taking our Peppermint Oil Capsules:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.


I hope this helps!


Best,

Emily

Heather’s Tummy Care Representative


1 Product3562 George from BUMPASS, VA
Purchased on 7/29/2013
Reviewed on 8/19/2013
Did nothing for me
No change in gas
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi George,

I'm sorry to hear that the peppermint capsules did not have their desired effect.

The capsules work best when taken on an empty stomach with as little water as possible to swallow it about an hour before eating, or 2 hours after eating. This way, the capsules can get all the way through the stomach before the coating dissolves, and the oil can coat the lining of your system. That should prevent abdominal cramping, spasms, bloating, and gas.

Please know that you can return the peppermint capsules at any time for a full refund.

Laura Tuscher
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product3560 Cheryl from New Norfolk, Tasmania
Purchased on 7/7/2013
Reviewed on 8/18/2013
Peppermint caps.....
Wonderful life savers....thanks.
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55555 Product3550 Carol from Tucson, AZ
Purchased on 7/26/2013
Reviewed on 8/16/2013
glad I found you. thank you.
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55555 Product3549 Karen from San Antonio, TX
Purchased on 7/24/2013
Reviewed on 8/15/2013
No issues
Julia was really surprised how quickly the tea arrived. Thanks so much she really loves it. I tried a new combo of green tea and spearmint. Very tasty. Hope you are doing well. Sincerely, Karen
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55555 Product3531 Jennifer from Dayton, NV
Purchased on 7/22/2013
Reviewed on 8/12/2013
Great service! Great Product!
Just recently started using Heather's products and reading her books to help control this ibs-d. So far I am already seeing improvement with less gas and diarrhea. These peppermint, ginger, and fennel pills are helping a lot. They help, though I seem to need to take 2 pills one half to one hour before meals, not one pill, but that is okay. They work, and that is always a great help, especially when I have felt so terrible for so long.
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55555 Product3524 Lexi from Brighton, MA
Purchased on 7/20/2013
Reviewed on 8/11/2013
Can't do without them!
These caplets save my life. They have been a necessary tool in my daily assault against IBS for 2 years. You won't find others that have the fennel and ginger- the fennel is an incredible weapon against gas pain. You can also take them just before a big or slightly dangerous meal, too: a three pronged assault against tummy trouble. So worth it. I make sure I never run out. Heather's shipping and customer service are lightning fast. This company is such an advocate to our disability. Hers was the first diet I tried that made a significant impact in my pain management, and she was the first person I found to lucidly walk through the mechanics of our misunderstood condition. Heather truly is a 'patient expert', we are lucky to be beneficiaries of her own struggle and hard-won strategies.
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55555 Product3520 Miriam from North Hills, CA
Purchased on 7/20/2013
Reviewed on 8/10/2013
Peppermint Capsules Excellent for Irritable Bowel Symptoms
These Peppermint Capsules have been a great help in reducing the pain and bloating I have had for many years from IBS. I take them 10-15 minutes before eating and they seem to soothe my gastric reactions to the intake of most foods. I use them along with the Peppermint or Fennel tea (also from Heather's Tummy Care) and all of these products seem extremely helpful in reducing painful and disturbing IBS symptoms.
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55555 Product3518 Laura from marshall, TX
Purchased on 7/18/2013
Reviewed on 8/8/2013
love the product!!!
these caps are good for upset stomach, gas, diarrhea. I carry them with me everywhere I go.
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55555 Product3511 Carolyn from NOVATO, CA
Purchased on 7/17/2013
Reviewed on 8/7/2013
I had stopped taking the peppermint caps for a long time then I decided to try them again after experiencing terrible cramps and stomach pain before and after having BM's. I have had IBS for years and lately it seems worse so that is why I went back to th
Thank you Heather.
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55555 Product3512 Gene from everett, WA
Purchased on 7/17/2013
Reviewed on 8/7/2013
Great for your stomach and fantastic service.
I've been taking these peppermint pills for many years now and they really help my IBS. I highly recommend them. Heathers customer service is unbelievably good. Fast fast delivery and they are available to answer any questions right away. Perfect.
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55555 Product3513 Joyce from Licking, MO
Purchased on 7/17/2013
Reviewed on 8/7/2013
Best thing I have found
These are the greatest - I take one with small sip of water while still in bed (mornings) then listen to CD's for IBS - improvement has been slow - but now so much better, IBS is a cruel health issue, Dr's just don't have all information on problem, my nurse practioner helped me also by telling me to try fiber capsules, helped immediately, I have to take a least 12 a day, but to get relief I would try anything to get rid of stabbing pain in mornings in lower tummy.
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1 Product3516 Wanda from Greenwood, IN
Purchased on 7/17/2013
Reviewed on 8/7/2013
I just returned these because every time I took them, I felt sick to my stomach.
JUst returned these for a refund. They made me feel sick to my stomach.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Wanda - I'm so sorry to hear this. Please do feel free to return the caps at any time, open or not, for a full refund. Peppermint oil may simply be too strong for you. If pain and cramps are your main symptoms, try the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead. It is not as potent as the straight peppermint oil in the caps.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product3517 Gitta from Riverside, CA
Purchased on 7/17/2013
Reviewed on 8/7/2013
these peppermint caps are the best!
I have severe IBS. I was having 2-3 attacks a month. I was on two medications that I took daily. NOW I take only peppermint caps and my life is back! I still have attacks and they are still severe but the only occur about once over 2-3 months! thank you
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55555 Product3494 Rory from Rochester, WI
Purchased on 7/10/2013
Reviewed on 7/31/2013
works well after eating
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55555 Product3492 Susan from Manor, TX
Purchased on 7/5/2013
Reviewed on 7/29/2013
Great Help!
Helps with Diarrhea. Helps sooth the area
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55555 Product3477 Michelle from Nephi, UT
Purchased on 6/28/2013
Reviewed on 7/27/2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Heather, Thank you for doing all the research and coming up with this product. A friend recommended the Peppermint Caps to me and so I tried them and "They work" They really do. In the last 2 1/2 months I have only had 1 bad day. I also ordered the Powder in the canister, but I have not tried it yet. Would you suggest I go ahead and use both? I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am with your Peppermint capsules and website. I also purchased a book you wrote. Thank You again. Michelle Nephi/Utah
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Heather says:
Hi Michelle - thank you so much for your kind comments! You can use the Tummy Fiber and the peppermint oil caps together. The pep caps are best for preventing pain and spasms, the fiber is best for resolving diarrhea and/or constipation.

You do want to take the caps on an empty stomach, so not right with the fiber. The fiber you can just add right into moist foods at meal times, or have in liquids. You do have to start with a low dose of Tummy Fiber and increase gradually, and you need to use it daily (really, it should be taken twice daily for best results, as you want to keep your gut filled with soluble fiber).

The pep caps are much more a take-as-needed treatment. You can take them every day, or just on days when things aren't going well. They are different from the fiber in that regard, as the fiber really needs continuous use, and you have to gradually get your fiber dose up to the level that works for you.

The info in the books is compatible with the caps and the fiber, so definitely add that in without worry!

Best,
Heather

4444 Product3469 Jerry from Durham, NC
Purchased on 7/5/2013
Reviewed on 7/26/2013
Good Supplement to Major Treatments
I use peppermint tabs to supplement taking major acid reducers. I can take the tabs to extend my comfort throughout the day. And the tabs do a very good job.
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55555 Product3472 Nancy from Andover, NJ
Purchased on 7/5/2013
Reviewed on 7/26/2013
Peppermint oil pills work great!!
I would like to say...I am so happy. The peppermint oil pills seem to be working and since I have started taking them I have had no spasms. My gut feels more relaxed. Just having no spasms is such a relief as I was in very much pain. I usually take two a day. I still do have gas...but that is minor compared to the spasms,nausea,diarrhea...etc. THANK YOU. And I hope they continue to work for me.
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55555 Product3467 Randall from Agoura Hills, CA
Purchased on 7/4/2013
Reviewed on 7/25/2013
Best product ever!
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55555 Product3458 Betty from Northbrook, IL
Purchased on 7/3/2013
Reviewed on 7/24/2013
Taking the capsules has helped with cramps.
One capsule a day has helped eliminate stomach (gut) cramps.
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55555 Product3455 Miriam from Bronx, NY
Purchased on 7/2/2013
Reviewed on 7/23/2013
Excellent product
Got relief from gas problems within a week.
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55555 Product3442 Maggie from Bethpage, NY
Purchased on 6/22/2013
Reviewed on 7/17/2013
I think the peppermint caps work very well during intense painful irritable bowel attack
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55555 Product3430 Kristina from Oregon City, OR
Purchased on 6/23/2013
Reviewed on 7/14/2013
Amazing how much this has helped
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55555 Product3422 Patricia from Sylvania, OH
Purchased on 5/24/2013
Reviewed on 7/11/2013
Shipped quickly and has really helped.
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55555 Product3414 Nancy from Yorktown, VA
Purchased on 6/18/2013
Reviewed on 7/9/2013
Nothing else has worked
Our daughter spent three years screaming in pain After eating. we had many medical tests taken to try to figure out what was wrong. A Dr. said as an aside that some people get relief from peppermint oil so we found your website and tried it right away. it has made all the difference in the world
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4444 Product3415 Dorthy from Talent, OR
Purchased on 6/18/2013
Reviewed on 7/9/2013
Your product seems to be working great for me except for a little heartburn at times.
I am happy with your product, but I do have another concern. I do not normally order online and one week after I ordered online from you someone, somehow hacked in to my debit card (which I used) and I ended up with six fraudulent charges on my account. Therefore I will not be ordering from you online again. The bank cancelled that card.
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Heather says:
Hi - I am so sorry to hear that your credit card has been fraudulently used. That is a really terrible thing to have happen.

I would like to reassure you that the credit card hacking would not have come from our website. We do not actually receive or store any credit card numbers from customers. This is a deliberate decision, so we never have card numbers on our server, so even if our office and/or server were hacked or physically stolen outright there is no credit card data to be found.

Whenever you use our site's order services, you are automatically signed in securely. All of your transactions are protected by powerful GeoTrust QuickSSL 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology standards supported by all browsers. Sites secured by QuickSSL offer the highest level of encryption or security possible. This means you can rest assured that communications between your browser and this site's web servers are private and secure.

SSL encrypts your credit card number, name, address, and telephone number before they travel over the internet.

Our site is also tested and certified daily to pass the independent MCAFEE SECURE HACKER SAFE Security Scan. To help address concerns about hacker access to confidential data, the "live" MCAFEE SECURE HACKER SAFE mark appears only when a web site meets the MCAFEE SECURE HACKER SAFE standard. Research indicates sites remotely scanned for known vulnerabilities on a daily basis, such as those earning MCAFEE SECURE HACKER SAFE certification, can prevent over 99% of hacker crime such as identity theft and credit card fraud. We have been using this service for many years now and in that time have never had a single instance of hacker activity.

Hope this helps a bit, and that you never have this problem again.

Best,
Heather

4444 Product3416 Marseillie from Galesburg, MI
Purchased on 6/18/2013
Reviewed on 7/9/2013
I've just started them so it's too early to tell. I do think they are working, I want to try the tea next.
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55555 Product3417 Rosalee from Los Angeles, CA
Purchased on 6/18/2013
Reviewed on 7/9/2013
Good product; it works
I like that it's a natural product and it actually brought some relief to a very troubled tummy. Doesn't dissolve until it hits the gut. Also makes my breath smell nice and minty.
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333 Product3398 Karen from pawleys island, SC
Purchased on 6/15/2013
Reviewed on 7/6/2013
Could not use due to Gerd - had to send them back!
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Karen - I am so sorry you experienced GERD after taking the Tummy Tamers.

When we developed the Tummy Tamers, we formulated them specifically for the special needs of people with IBS.

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.

Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have opened them. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product3400 Cynthia from columbus, OH
Purchased on 6/15/2013
Reviewed on 7/6/2013
delivery is getting slower
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Heather says:
Hello Cynthia,

I am so sorry about that! All orders are shipped the next business day after the order is placed. I see that your order was placed on Saturday, June 15th and was shipped on Monday, June 17th.

USPS Tracking shows your order was delivered on Wednesday, June 19th.

I am so sorry you were not satisfied with the speed of delivery. We know our customers rely on our products and we use the fastest and most cost effective shipping method available.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can speed up delivery.

All the best,
Joanna

333 Product3393 Thomas from Point Pleasant, NJ
Purchased on 6/14/2013
Reviewed on 7/5/2013
not sure yet
I am not sure this is for me yet, but I havent ruled it out. Love the tummy fiber though!
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Heather says:
Hello Thomas,

Thank you for submitting a review. We are thrilled to hear you are enjoying the Tummy Fiber!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules.

Here are some tips for taking them:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

I hope this helps!
Joanna

55555 Product3389 Paige from TRACY, CA
Purchased on 6/5/2013
Reviewed on 7/3/2013
Best product ever, they are a life saver
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4444 Product3383 Donna from Whitehall, MT
Purchased on 6/10/2013
Reviewed on 7/1/2013
I think they are helping.time will tell
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55555 Product3376 Pamela from Manassas, VA
Purchased on 6/6/2013
Reviewed on 6/28/2013
Peppermint caps definite benefit
Years ago when I first started taking them, they did quite well at controlling symptoms. A few months ago I'd run out and neglected to order any for a while. After a couple weeks without, the symptoms were coming back. Got my need order in quickly and symptoms are controlled again.
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55555 Product3374 Frances from birmingham, AL
Purchased on 6/6/2013
Reviewed on 6/27/2013
Best relief for IBS! I won't be without it!
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55555 Product3361 Marti from Huntington, IN
Purchased on 6/5/2013
Reviewed on 6/26/2013
I use these every day. they really help!
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55555 Product3362 Paula from WATERBURY, CT
Purchased on 6/5/2013
Reviewed on 6/26/2013
The product seems to be working really well. Easy to take.
My 13 year old granddaughter was recently diaganosed with IBS. She is unable to swallow pills. I looked on your website to see if it came in liquid form. I could not find it. Any ideas?
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55555 Product3367 Marlene from Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased on 6/5/2013
Reviewed on 6/26/2013
Love this product
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55555 Product3368 Linda from Atlanta, GA
Purchased on 6/5/2013
Reviewed on 6/26/2013
I love this product for treating my IBS. IT WORKS!
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333 Product3354 Elizabeth from Framingham, MA
Purchased on 6/4/2013
Reviewed on 6/25/2013
Did not notice relief with only one cap. Will try more.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there,

I am sorry that the peppermint oil capsules did not work as quickly as you had expected.

The capsules work best when taken on an empty stomach with as little water as possible to swallow it about an hour before eating, or 2 hours after eating. This way, the capsules can get all the way through the stomach before the coating dissolves, and the oil can coat the lining of your system. This should prevent abdominal cramping, spasms, bloating, and gas.

If you find that the peppermint capsules aren't working for you, you can return them for a refund. You might consider trying the Peppermint or Fennel teas as more immediate relief of symptoms.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Best regards,
Alieta

Alieta Gregg - Sales Representative

4444 Product3357 Patricia from lake park, FL
Purchased on 6/4/2013
Reviewed on 6/25/2013
these capsules of Peppermint really work. thanks!
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1 Product3359 Pamela from Sunnyvale, CA
Purchased on 6/4/2013
Reviewed on 6/25/2013
Heartburn from Peppermint Oil Caps
This is the first product that I've tried from Heather's IBS. Unfortunately, it kicked off the worst heartburn I've had in years!! It's really thrown me into a state, and I'm still trying to resolve it. WARNING to people who have hiatal hernias: you can't take peppermint oil because it relaxes the sphincter in the diaphragm causing GERD/gastroesophageal reflux --heartburn. A WARNING should be put on this product for people with GERD or hiatal hernias. It does relax the smooth muscles in the colon and take away the pain of IBS, but one isn't looking to exchange one problem for another.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Pamela,

I am so sorry you experienced bad heartburn after taking the Tummy Tamers.

When we developed the Tummy Tamers, we formulated them specifically for the special needs of people with IBS.

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.

Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

The other thing that can cause some people to have to difficulty using the peppermint oil capsules is a sensitivity to the natural compounds in peppermint such as salicylates. The peppermint oil is very concentrated and contains a higher amount of these natural compounds than you would consume in a cup of tea. People who have a sensitivity seem to experience burning in the intestines when they take the peppermint caps. It may come as a surprise because until the peppermint capsules, they've probably never noticed a sensitivity like this because they've honestly never consumed the compounds in this amount before.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Hope this was helpful,
Joanna

55555 Product3350 Marianne from Nashville, TN
Purchased on 6/3/2013
Reviewed on 6/24/2013
These peppermint pills keep my digestion on an even keel!
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333 Product3342 Veona from youngstown, FL
Purchased on 6/1/2013
Reviewed on 6/23/2013
jury still out on this product
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Heather says:
Hello Veona,

Thank you for submitting a review. Please let us know if you have any questions on the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Joanna

55555 Product3347 Kerry from Chesapeake, VA
Purchased on 6/2/2013
Reviewed on 6/23/2013
Cuts gas and bloating if taken before meals.
The product is the best I've tried so far. Thank you.
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55555 Product3331 Rick from Kirkland, WA
Purchased on 4/21/2013
Reviewed on 6/17/2013
I must commend you on your product, Tummy Care capsules with peppermint.
Heather, I have had IBS since I was in my twenties and now I am 68. I have been on Doxepin for IBS for over 33 years. I also have GERD, which is controlled with medicine. I must commend you on your product, Tummy Care capsules with peppermint. For the first time, for as long as I can remember, my bloating, cramping, and diarrhea relating to my IBS, are virtually gone. I can now lie in bed at night without my stomach making all sorts of noise. I am still gassy, but that is a minor issue considering where I have been with my IBS. I usually only take one before dinner. That is the worst time for my IBS. I am going to pass your information on to my Dr. who I see this month for my annual checkup. Knowing the medical field, he will probably not take notice. However, I will tell him that this is great medicine for people with IBS. Thank again for caring. Rick
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55555 Product3325 Jane from Alta Loma, CA
Purchased on 5/24/2013
Reviewed on 6/14/2013
So far so good!
I was initially concerned about the "heartburn issue" but that's been very minimal. I noticed improvement is my IBS issue within days of starting the your peppermint caps. I take only one per day. Compared to the cost of prescription meds, your product is a Godsend. Thanks.
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55555 Product3327 Elizabeth from Butte, MT
Purchased on 5/24/2013
Reviewed on 6/14/2013
it works.
I went to Olympia, WA and only 1 store had your products (West Side Coop)I think, but they only had the acacia. So, I bought a bag of that.
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55555 Product3323 Lyn from La Crescenta, CA
Purchased on 5/21/2013
Reviewed on 6/13/2013
The Best
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4444 Product3319 Tim from West Bend, WI
Purchased on 5/21/2013
Reviewed on 6/12/2013
This product works well!
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4444 Product3320 Brent from Breaux Bridge, LA
Purchased on 5/22/2013
Reviewed on 6/12/2013
This is my second order
I have a rare autoimmune disease and in a wheelchair I have IBS and was looking for a product that was better than the otc products out there I found this it seems to help me deal with it better
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55555 Product3321 Arlene from East Meadow, NY
Purchased on 5/22/2013
Reviewed on 6/12/2013
This product has saved my life!
For the past few years, I have had a chronic problem with flatulence. This product has significantly improved the quality of my life! My gas issues have decreased considerably. I take one capsule 15 minutes before each meal, and it eases digestion immensely. Thank you for such an outstanding product!
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Heather says:
Hello Arlene,

Thank you very much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear you have found relief from the Tummy Tamers.

I noticed you gave a 3 star rating to Speed of Delivery. I am so sorry if your order was not delivered in a timely manner. We know our customers depend on our product so we strive to get every order out the next business day and we use Priority Mail for a 2-5 business day delivery. Please let us know if there was a delay in your order and we will look into it to help prevent delays in the future.

All the best,
Joanna

1 Product3311 Kandis from Fort Dodge, IA
Purchased on 5/21/2013
Reviewed on 6/11/2013
I have IBS, the Peppermint Capsules did nothing for me.
I have also tried the Fennel Tea, and this also did nothing to help me.
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Heather says:
Hello Kandis,

I am so sorry you have not seen relief from the Tummy Tamers or the Fennel Tummy Tea!

With the Tummy Teas you may have to drink many cups a day - just at first! - to almost "overwhelm" your system with the tea to really kick out the bloating and gas. Drink the tea till you're sick of it! Then you can drop down to a more reasonable amount.

If you decide the Tummy Tea or the Tummy Tamers are just not working for you, please feel free to return them for a full refund.

I do have some tips for using the caps if you'd like to try them, as they can be a little finicky.

Start with one cap per day, and work up to 2-3 per day if needed. They work best taken in advance of anticipated trouble - before restaurant meals, last thing at night before bed if mornings are rough, etc.

Also try:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Best,
Joanna

55555 Product3314 Kollene from Hubbard, IA
Purchased on 5/14/2013
Reviewed on 6/11/2013
These are great. It is important to take them on an empty stomach and not with very much water.
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55555 Product3286 Jenifer from Meqon, WI
Purchased on 5/12/2013
Reviewed on 6/2/2013
Peppermint Caps are very effective when IBS symptoms flare up, with relief in as little as 15 minutes and the Caps continue to work for hours.
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55555 Product3278 Hattie from Gretna, LA
Purchased on 5/9/2013
Reviewed on 5/30/2013
Heather's Tummy Tamer's Peppermint Oil Capsules
I begin taking Heather's Tummy Tamer's Peppermint Capsules, approximately six months ago for chronic constipation. These capsules have been a life saver for me. i take one capsule before eating a meal with fiber, and I am stress free, no abdominal pains.
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55555 Product3266 James from Bainbridge Island, WA
Purchased on 5/7/2013
Reviewed on 5/28/2013
my wife loves them!!
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55555 Product3258 Holly from Baltimore, MD
Purchased on 5/4/2013
Reviewed on 5/25/2013
I have been using the peppermint oil pills for about 3 months and they have helped me tremendously! I take one every morning before breakfast. I absolutely love this product
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55555 Product3249 Les from SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
Purchased on 4/29/2013
Reviewed on 5/20/2013
It has really helped!
They have definitely helped and I don't get heartburn because they dissolve later in the intestines. A very necessary supplement along with the Fennel and peppermint tea during those hard IBS times.
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55555 Product3237 Patricia from Palm desert, CA
Purchased on 4/24/2013
Reviewed on 5/15/2013
Felt like I could eat again!!!
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55555 Product3196 Pati from Apopka, FL
Purchased on 3/18/2013
Reviewed on 5/5/2013
An exceptional product
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55555 Product3193 Mary Jane from Saint Louis, MO
Purchased on 4/11/2013
Reviewed on 5/3/2013
Love the relief I receive with these capsules.
Work for me very quickly.
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55555 Product3183 Jennifer from Rose Bay, NS
Purchased on 3/19/2013
Reviewed on 5/1/2013
Product quality top notch.
We have been buying Heather's Tummy products for some years now and it provides us for the best available management for IBS. Fast accurate service and never a problem. Keep up the excellent work.
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55555 Product3179 Dawn from Saratoga Springs, NY
Purchased on 4/6/2013
Reviewed on 4/29/2013
Very good product
I think they work well, but, they do give me heartburn.
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4444 Product3173 Bonnie from Seattle, WA
Purchased on 4/7/2013
Reviewed on 4/28/2013
All in all very good product.
The peppermint oil pills seem to be a great help for my IBS. Haven't had many flareups since I started taking them.
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55555 Product3159 Chantale from Sturgeon Falls, ON
Purchased on 3/14/2013
Reviewed on 4/26/2013
Great Product
I love how these help with the bloating and pain. This is the number one thing I take especially If I go askew from my diet. And I can easily take anywhere. The Acaia fiber, peppermint tea and the capsules are all amazing products. Thank you so much!
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55555 Product3148 Barb from Sturgeon Bay, WI
Purchased on 4/4/2013
Reviewed on 4/25/2013
I love this product. Wouldn't be without it.
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Heather says:
Hi Barb,

We are thrilled to hear you are enjoying the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules!

I noticed you rated our Customer Service and Speed of Delivery with only 3 stars. I am so sorry you were not completely satisfied with either of them. We strive for excellent customer service so it is very important to us that you are satisfied with the customer service and delivery you received.

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve on these matters.

All the best,
Joanna

55555 Product3150 Constance from Sandy, UT
Purchased on 4/4/2013
Reviewed on 4/25/2013
Your products are in the excellent category for IBS sufferers.
I thank God for HVV publishing her books plus the marvelous products that no medical professional had been able to conteract the effects of this malady. Living with IBS-D since 1995 and controlling it with HVV products, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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55555 Product3144 Kathleen from Chicago, IL
Purchased on 4/1/2013
Reviewed on 4/23/2013
Still needs more time
I am sure the peppermint caps are helping. I don't have the fierce pain that usually accompanies a flare up..though I'm still in the 'eye of the storm.' Will be starting massage therapy next week. Medical doctors have just 'thrown up their hands.' They have no more options
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55555 Product3121 Wendy from Friendswood, TX
Purchased on 3/28/2013
Reviewed on 4/18/2013
these work great for me:)
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4444 Product3122 Melody from portland, OR
Purchased on 3/28/2013
Reviewed on 4/18/2013
Good product
Have been using this product for about 4 months, seems to help with my ibs. Delivery is speedy and prompt; only suggestion would be to send notice that product has been shipped.
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55555 Product3119 Melissa from Huron, OH
Purchased on 3/27/2013
Reviewed on 4/17/2013
Tummy tamers
I bought 4 bottles and will never be without this product again. It really works !
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22 Product3115 Lynn from Emmaus, PA
Purchased on 3/24/2013
Reviewed on 4/14/2013
The product just isn't working as well as I had hoped. I even coupled it with diet changes.
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Heather says:
Hi Lynn - I am so sorry to hear this. You are certainly welcome to return the caps for a full refund, open or unopened.

I do have some tips for using the caps if you'd like to try them, as they can be a little finicky.

Start with one cap per day, and work up to 2-3 per day if needed. They work best taken in advance of anticipated trouble - before restaurant meals, last thing at night before bed if mornings are rough, etc.

Also try:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

Hope this helps!

Best,
Heather

55555 Product3103 Thomas from St Augustine, FL
Purchased on 3/19/2013
Reviewed on 4/9/2013
Good product Really helps
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1 Product3087 William from Cleveland Heights, OH
Purchased on 3/16/2013
Reviewed on 4/7/2013
The capsules did not help me.
I was pleased to note that the capsules functioned as advertised, i.e., they did not open too early, so I was spared heartburn (I have GERD). Unfortunately, not only did the capsules not help, they made my IBS symptoms worse. I had to stop taking them.
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Heather says:
Hello William,

I am so sorry you were not completely satisfied with the Tummy Tamers.

You are welcome to return them for a full refund to our office.

Could you possibly be allergic to one of the ingredients in the Tummy Tamers? Here is a full list of the ingredients:

Peppermint Oil Extract, Ginger Oil, Fennel Oil, Gelatin, Soybean Oil, Glycerin (derived from palm tree), Enteric Coating, Water and Carob.

Again, I am so sorry about this. Please feel free to return opened and unopened bottles.

Best,
Joanna

55555 Product3068 Wanda from Newton, KS
Purchased on 3/14/2013
Reviewed on 4/4/2013
Excellent product!
A better anti-spasmodic than the prescription drugs!
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55555 Product3063 Raymond from HOMOSASSA, FL
Purchased on 3/13/2013
Reviewed on 4/3/2013
MY WIFE FEELS THEY ARE DOING HER SOME GOOD
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55555 Product3064 Anita from Sandwich, IL
Purchased on 3/10/2013
Reviewed on 4/3/2013
Your products have helped me with my longtime IBS. Thank you for researching all of this and for making it available.
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4444 Product3060 Marlene from Orwigsburg, PA
Purchased on 3/3/2013
Reviewed on 4/2/2013
I do notice an improvement in my IBS symptoms since taking 1 peppermint cap a day although I still have some gas depending on what I eat.
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55555 Product3049 Lynn from Ocala, FL
Purchased on 3/10/2013
Reviewed on 4/1/2013
Very pleased
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4444 Product3051 Dorelle from Hamilton, ON
Purchased on 2/15/2013
Reviewed on 4/1/2013
Love it do far...seems tone very helpful as yet.
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55555 Product3043 Barbara from Escondido, CA
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/31/2013
Good service, good product
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55555 Product3044 Kim from perry, UT
Purchased on 3/10/2013
Reviewed on 3/31/2013
The best products for help in managing IBS. Fast, friendly service.
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55555 Product3045 Jose from Albuquerque, NM
Purchased on 3/10/2013
Reviewed on 3/31/2013
These peppermint caps are consistently high quality compared to others that I have tried and they really help keep my IBS in check!
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333 Product3042 Steven from Wilton, CT
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/30/2013
Not What I Was Hoping For
I can't say whether these made any difference for my bowel issues, which are more related to shortened bowels from past Crohn's resections than they are to IBD. Having to take the pills on an empty stomach was a problem as was the mild indigestion that came with them and the peppermint flavored belches that stuck with me for a good hour at least. On the plus side, there were no other bad side effects. But I didn't really notice any good effects either. Several days in I experienced my annual severe abdominal pain episode and decided to stop taking these pills just in case they played a role in triggering it. I was really enthused about these after reading all the great reviews. It's back to the drawing board in my case.
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Heather says:
Hello Steven,

I am so sorry to hear you are not satisfied with the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules.

You are more than welcome to return both bottles for a refund.

When the bowels are shortened it is hard to know if the enteric coated capsules will work as they should. The other thing that can cause some people to have to difficulty using the peppermint oil capsules is a sensitivity to the natural compounds in peppermint such as salicylates. The peppermint oil is very concentrated and contains a higher amount of these natural compounds than you would consume in a cup of tea. People who have a sensitivity seem to experience burning in the intestines when they take the peppermint caps. It may come as a surprise because until the peppermint capsules, they've probably never noticed a sensitivity like this because they've honestly never consumed the compounds in this amount before.

You may want to try our Peppermint Tummy Tea for abdominal pain relief. It is medicinal strength, but the peppermint is not as concentrated as the Peppermint Oil Capsules.

Again, I am so sorry to hear the Tummy Tamers did not work for you. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do.

All the best,
Joanna

55555 Product3039 Jonie from CLINTON, IA
Purchased on 3/8/2013
Reviewed on 3/29/2013
GREAT PRODUCT
After several months of no relief from gas pains and intestinal issues and trying several prescriptions from a couple of doctors, we found instant relief from day one using this product. Thank you so much!
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55555 Product3040 Star from Hayward, CA
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/29/2013
I wanted to give an excellent rating on all counts. Five stars for sure.
I wanted to say that I have endured gastric difficulties for nearly 13 years now. The uncontrollable evacution of the lower bowel has limited my life activities for a very long time. I have used your fiber for a while and it did help. But not until I tried you pepperment capsules did I find such a marked change in my over all health. No one has ever been able to tell me what I suffer from. I have severe allergies to many Western medicines and have not trust in them. With the peppermint I didn't have those same concerns. Thanks for making my life livable again.
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55555 Product3029 Cynthia from Moseley, VA
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/28/2013
excellent product
I've had great results using this product. My daily life is much improved!
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55555 Product3030 Elizabeth from Madison, MS
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/28/2013
Peppermint Pills
I have suffered from acute IBS for more than 40 years ( I am now 49). I have tried everything that the medical community has to offer for relief of the painful intestinal cramps from IBS. These peppermint pills (capsules) are the only thing that has truly offered pain relief from the severe pain. They are truly a Godsend!!!
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55555 Product3032 Virginia from Houston, TX
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/28/2013
Fantastic! I wish I had known about this long, long ago.
I have been suffering with IBS for over 20 years and as I got older, the symptoms were more debilitating. I do not have the constipation but the diarrhea and one never knew when it would strike. Again, thanks for your help.
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55555 Product3035 Linda from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/28/2013
great relief
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55555 Product3036 Star from Hayward, CA
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/28/2013
Excellent customer service,
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55555 Product3037 Sharon from Lexington, TX
Purchased on 3/7/2013
Reviewed on 3/28/2013
Peppermint Caps
I was hurting when I took the first enteric coated cap. About 20 minutes later, I felt my stomach start relaxing! And I could feel it passing through me and relaxing everything along the way! You can't ignore something that works THAT well!
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55555 Product3027 Stephanie from TUlsa, OK
Purchased on 3/6/2013
Reviewed on 3/27/2013
These really help with reducing bloating- love them!
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55555 Product3028 Sheila from Groton, CT
Purchased on 3/6/2013
Reviewed on 3/27/2013
Eveery product is the best.
My other favorite is the list of what to and what not to eaat. THANX
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4444 Product3006 Carol from Calgary, AB
Purchased on 2/3/2013
Reviewed on 3/17/2013
I take one peppermint capsule before every meal and that, along with the fibre, helps with my stomach problems.
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333 Product2998 Mary from Estero, FL
Purchased on 2/20/2013
Reviewed on 3/16/2013
I'm using the tea and the peppermint oil caps.
I don't think I got two bottles of peppermint oil. I am in the midst of packing to go back home and I might have misplaced it but I don't remember two bottles
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Heather says:
Hi Mary - please do let us know if those peppermint oil capsules don't turn up and you think they were missing from your order. We would certainly want to replace them for you.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product2983 Ann from High Point, NC
Purchased on 2/20/2013
Reviewed on 3/13/2013
very good
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55555 Product2985 Mary from christiana, TN
Purchased on 2/20/2013
Reviewed on 3/13/2013
Love this is natural remedy not drugs.
Love this as it helps when having an episode to calm the tummy and reduce gas and bloating.
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22 Product2970 Linda from cazenovia, NY
Purchased on 2/12/2013
Reviewed on 3/10/2013
my son does not feel that these caps are doing anything for him. he is 16 and it is nit easy to get these caps at the right time of empty stomach especially since he is in school. he has been taking them since they so quickly arrived, but only 1 to 2 a
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Heather says:
Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear that the peppermint oil capsules arent' working well for your son.

The maximum dose on the capsules is 3 in a day, so if he can make it work in his schedule to do the 3rd one,that might help. They do need to be taken on an empty stomach, so about 2 hours after eating, or 15 minutes to an hour before eating.

The other thing I would recommend would be peppermint or fennel tea. Peppermint will help with pain and urgency, the fennel with bloating and gas. Or, any form of peppermint, like Altoids mints can help if tea isn't an option.

If you and your son decide that the peppermint capsules just aren't working, you can return them even if they've been opened for a refund.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Best regards,
Alieta
Heather's Tummy Care representative

55555 Product2964 Jayne from Allen, TX
Purchased on 2/15/2013
Reviewed on 3/8/2013
HAS HELPED ME MORE THAN AYTHING I HAVE USED
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4444 Product2958 David from Whitesboro, TX
Purchased on 2/13/2013
Reviewed on 3/6/2013
Great Results
I have been suffering from IBS for about 20 years , I'm now 46 . I have tried several different products over the years to calm my stomach down without good results.Prior to finding these Peppermint caps ,I can say that these peppermint caps do the job great , I don't suffer from heart burn , but i do get the occasional Peppermint taste in my mouth 15-20 minutes after taking these , but its very tolerable for me , kinda like having a mint in your mouth for a few minutes .Thanks for a great Product that really works ..
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333 Product2954 Judy from New Baden, IL
Purchased on 2/12/2013
Reviewed on 3/5/2013
Not sure if it helps or not.
I suffer with IBS-C and have horrible gas/bloating. Sometimes I feel like the peppermint tabs help and other times I'm still miserable and don't feel like they help at all.
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Heather says:
Hi Judy - I'm so sorry you're having mixed results. Bloating seems to be the most difficult IBS symptom to manage. It can help to take 3 pep caps a day, every single day, for at least a week. If you have the Fennel Tummy Tea as well, which is specifically for bloating and gas, drink as many cups of tea per day for the first several days as possible. If you can 'overwhelm' your gut for the first few days that can help get on top of the bloating and gas.

Also check here http://www.helpforibs.com/footer/bloating.asp for helpful ideas for bloating in general, what to avoid, things to try, etc.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product2955 Peggy from ClearLake, WA
Purchased on 2/12/2013
Reviewed on 3/5/2013
Happy with the product and fast delivery!
I have used your products for years, and I appreciate your fast service and the quality of your products. Highly recommend them!
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55555 Product2950 Candace from Portland, OR
Purchased on 2/8/2013
Reviewed on 3/3/2013
All good!
Great product, good service.
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55555 Product2919 Kristine from Denver, CO
Purchased on 2/5/2013
Reviewed on 2/26/2013
Great
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55555 Product2907 Trena from Clarksburg, WV
Purchased on 2/3/2013
Reviewed on 2/24/2013
Awesome
I have had IBS since 1975. Doctors always wanted to treat symptoms after episodes. Since I found Heather's sight and changed my whole diet and taking the peppermint oil capsules I haven't had any episodes. Thank you so much Heather.
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55555 Product2904 Kevin from Windsor, MA
Purchased on 2/2/2013
Reviewed on 2/23/2013
The peppermint pills really work
We have referred a couple people to your website!
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55555 Product2903 Rosemary from Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Purchased on 1/11/2013
Reviewed on 2/22/2013
An excellent product - wish it was available in UK
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55555 Product2896 Karen from Wasco, OR
Purchased on 1/31/2013
Reviewed on 2/21/2013
I like them
Only problem - I can taste peppermint, even when I take it in various - 15-0 minutes before, with the meal, even after
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55555 Product2884 Jacqueline from Sherbrooke, QC
Purchased on 1/8/2013
Reviewed on 2/19/2013
I have allergies and that also touch my food and digestive system
Doctors don't isten to you when you try to explain it is allergies to food that makes you sick.......so I over the years I got worst till hospitalized and they just sent me home with nothing toi help me, saw your products on the Internet and now I have a lot of relief from pain and bloating with the Peppermint caps, also all the books I bought from you did explain a lot of things I never had a chance of learning before. I'm thankfull for all you do and your products are helping me with food and nice cooking. Jacqueline Crennell
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55555 Product2876 Patricia from Rumford, RI
Purchased on 1/27/2013
Reviewed on 2/18/2013
These capsules reduce pain and cramping. I take one late every afternoon before dinner and never travel without them. They have a nice gentle aftertaste, too!
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55555 Product2873 Joan from Le Sueur, MN
Purchased on 1/27/2013
Reviewed on 2/17/2013
good.
It helps with gas.
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55555 Product2846 Stephanie from Santa Maria, CA
Purchased on 1/19/2013
Reviewed on 2/10/2013
Fabulous Tummy Tamers!
I can't live without these peppermint caps. They're great and provide relief while at the same time making me feel very minty!:)Luv the teas too! Finally convinced my husband to drink fennel & peppermint tea to soothe his gassy tummy and he was amazed!
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4444 Product2843 Pam from Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased on 1/19/2013
Reviewed on 2/9/2013
Product works well with my stomach problems.
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55555 Product2845 Carol from Calgary, AB
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 2/9/2013
Works great!
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55555 Product2841 Marian from Lawrenceville, GA
Purchased on 1/18/2013
Reviewed on 2/8/2013
Very good product
These caps work amazingly well to cut bloating!
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55555 Product2835 Theresa from Norfolk, NE
Purchased on 1/16/2013
Reviewed on 2/6/2013
I sure wish my local HyVee would start carrying your products, but until they do, I'm very glad I can get it so quickly from you.
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22 Product2800 Pamela from New Glarus, WI
Purchased on 1/12/2013
Reviewed on 2/2/2013
less than good overall
I could not get past a few days of use. Maybe I have not given it long enough try but I always felt like the pepperment was always in my stomach or throat. I took as directed.
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Heather says:
Hi Pamela - I'm so sorry you are not having good results with the peppermint oil capsules.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent heartburn or stomach/throat discomfort from the peppermint oil:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If you still have problems please don't hesitate to return the caps, opened or unopened, for a full refund. If pain is your major issue, you may have better results from the Peppermint Tummy Tea. It's not as powerful as the peppermint oil capsules, but you can take it on a full stomach, and it works more quickly than the caps (the caps are a better preventative).

Best,
Heather

55555 Product2795 Debra from Grover Beach, CA
Purchased on 12/17/2012
Reviewed on 2/1/2013
I use this every day. I am very pleased with the results. Have suffered with IBS for many years and this is the first thing that has actually helped. It is more helpful to take it one hour before eating.
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55555 Product2759 Jamie from Willow Springs, NC
Purchased on 1/2/2013
Reviewed on 1/25/2013
Awesome product
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55555 Product2750 Amaris from Highland Mills, NY
Purchased on 1/3/2013
Reviewed on 1/24/2013
These Peppermint Caps are the only pills that help when my stomach is in pain. The are miracle workers.
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55555 Product2747 Philip from long beach, CA
Purchased on 1/2/2013
Reviewed on 1/23/2013
works like magic
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55555 Product2745 Barbara from Mount Juliet, TN
Purchased on 12/8/2012
Reviewed on 1/22/2013
Bought these for my 20 year old son who suffers from Gerd and IBS
I wasn't sure if he would actually take the pills, but thought it worth the risk. He started them right away and said "I really like the pills--they work pretty well". High complement from a 20 year old male college studentD!!
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4444 Product2741 Teresa from Cape Coral, FL
Purchased on 12/31/2012
Reviewed on 1/21/2013
I really like these. I think they DO help to tame the beast.
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55555 Product2730 Janet from Cody, WY
Purchased on 12/30/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
Good value
Great value in keeping one comfortable.
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55555 Product2731 Linda from fredericksburg, VA
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
A real game changer!
Heather's peppermint caps are exactly what they say they are! I have tried several different brands and these are THE BEST! I have referred or given some of my "stash" away to friends and family. They are all hooked. IBS is a thing of the past for me and I am forever grateful. Thank you!!!
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55555 Product2732 Yvonne from Sacramento, CA
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
I love this product! It saves my life!
Thank you for such a wonderful product
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55555 Product2733 james.kathy7@gmail.com from Wilsonville, OR
Purchased on 12/30/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
Heather's products have changed my life for the better!
I was at a loss, not knowing how to solve my digestion issues. I found Heather's website and have been on her products for a year and a half with a dramatic change in my life. I now know how to eat and when and never miss my peppermint pills three times a day, plus my tea and acacia fiber. Thank you so much, Heather!!!
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55555 Product2735 Janet from Lockport, NY
Purchased on 12/30/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
Great product!
The bloating is gone! This discomfort is gone! And I've never even been diagnosed formally with IBS, but common sense to me I should try these~my doctor is very happy I chose your product to try, rather than prescriptions. I can't thank you enough for making my life more comfortable!
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55555 Product2736 Roseann from Kansas City, MO
Purchased on 12/30/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
I couldn't live without these capsules -- literally. They help to keep me functional.
The medicine the Doctor prescribed for me had too many side effects, and it did not do the job of quieting my gut. Judicious food/drink choices, soluble fiber, and these caps do the trick!
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55555 Product2737 Linda from New Braunfels, TX
Purchased on 12/30/2012
Reviewed on 1/20/2013
So far so good. Seems to be helping.
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333 Product2720 Carole from Merritt Island, FL
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
I'm not yet positive this product works for me.
I have had IBS most of my life, have GERD, and was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It seems that the peppermint capsules may be causing heartburn, even though I take them according to directions. I'm taking it very slow and trying to see if these will work for me.
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Heather says:
Hi there,
I am sorry that you're having trouble with the Peppermint Oil capusles.
Some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening:

1)Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux.

2)The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3)Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4)You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. We learned to use enteric coated capsules as an informal way to assess whether the stomach acid was adequate. If the stomach acid is high enough, they should not dissolve until they reach the intestines where the acid is low. This means you shouldn't burp up anything or have any upper GI complications at all. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the three tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.


Alieta Gregg
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

1 Product2721 Daniel from Franklin, KY
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
Pills did not help, not useful for IBS at all - waste of money.
Pills were useless, only results were 'peppermint' breath and 'peppermint' burps! Complete was of money.
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Heather says:
Hi there,
I am sorry to hear that the peppermint capsules didn't work well for you.
Some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening:

1)Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux.

2)The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3)Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4)You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. We learned to use enteric coated capsules as an informal way to assess whether the stomach acid was adequate. If the stomach acid is high enough, they should not dissolve until they reach the intestines where the acid is low. This means you shouldn't burp up anything or have any upper GI complications at all. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the three tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.


Alieta Gregg
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2722 Brenda from LEVITTOWN, PA
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
GREAT RELIEF
I HAVE BEEN USING TUMMY TAMERS FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND HAVE OFFERED THEM TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. GREAT PRODUCT!
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55555 Product2724 Kathy from Milton, WI
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
Great Product.
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55555 Product2725 Judith from Espanola, NM
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
Peppermint Tablets
When I first found this web site about 10 years ago I thought there was no hope the peppermint tablets have helped me live a more normal life along with the teas Thank you
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55555 Product2726 Stephan from Snohomish, WA
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
I was pleased with the Peppermint Oil capsules. They provide quick relief from "turbulance down bellow."
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55555 Product2727 Sue from maplewod, MN
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
very pleased
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4444 Product2729 addison from houston, TX
Purchased on 12/29/2012
Reviewed on 1/19/2013
so far,so good. working as advertised for IBS
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55555 Product2716 Norma from stoughton, MA
Purchased on 12/28/2012
Reviewed on 1/18/2013
excellent product
I use the product before or after a meal,and it better than anything i have used in the past.thankyou.
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4444 Product2718 Debra from Alexandria, LA
Purchased on 12/28/2012
Reviewed on 1/18/2013
I have only been taking the pills for two weeks; mointoring results.
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55555 Product2710 Sharen from Mobile, AL
Purchased on 12/26/2012
Reviewed on 1/16/2013
Great product - works well!
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55555 Product2639 Donna from Memphis, TN
Purchased on 12/8/2012
Reviewed on 12/30/2012
a must have
I had abdominal pain daily until trying the peppermint oil. Since I have used it, I am pain free. So thankful to have found this product!
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55555 Product2631 Marlene from Albuquerque, NM
Purchased on 12/7/2012
Reviewed on 12/28/2012
Good product, fast delivery
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55555 Product2633 Karen from Arlington Heights, IL
Purchased on 12/7/2012
Reviewed on 12/28/2012
Saving my life.
I've had severe IBS for over 16 yrs. it was caused by a prescription drug that I took for 14 months. By the time I found out it was a chronic problem. This prppermint oil is the only thing I can take that really works. My function is almost back to normal. Thank you Heather.
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55555 Product2627 Diane from Saint Louis, MO
Purchased on 12/5/2012
Reviewed on 12/26/2012
Everything was fine.
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55555 Product2623 Greg from Tempe, AZ
Purchased on 12/3/2012
Reviewed on 12/24/2012
Always great dealing with the company.
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55555 Product2617 Ron from New Berlin, WI
Purchased on 11/29/2012
Reviewed on 12/21/2012
Good product. I recommend it.
I started taking these over 3 years ago to help relieve IBS symptoms before meals. I use them as directed and as needed and they have been effective at relieving gas and associated discomfort when my stomach is empty. I also use Acacia Senegal Tummy Fibre before all meals to help prevent symptoms. Earlier this year my symptoms got worse and I'm working with a Nurse Practitioner to improve my digestive process. I told her about the above items and she was pleased to get the information. In the last few months, I've had problems with stomach disturbances during the night, especially after about 4:00am. When that happens, I take a Peppermint Capsule and get relief within 15 - 30 minutes, which allows me to get back to sleep. The relief lasts for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or longer. I sometimes need another capsule before it's time to get up. Bottom line is they work well and I've had no unpleasant side effects. My recent order was for the bulk package of 6 bottles because I'm using more of them and the pricing is better.
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55555 Product2604 Kathleen from Coralville, IA
Purchased on 11/27/2012
Reviewed on 12/18/2012
I think I have IBS, and I don't want to give up everything I love to eat. If I'm going to eat something that might upset my system (e.g. cheesy pizza), I take a peppermint pill right before the first bite. I almost always avoid any upset! I carry a sma
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333 Product2595 Ben from Corpus Christi, TX
Purchased on 11/25/2012
Reviewed on 12/16/2012
Didn't seem to help, but I have acid problems, too, along with the IBS.
I found the book and products thru my doctor, a WONDERFUL DO who ALSO suffers with IBS. I wish I could find the products locally, but am delighted with the fast customer service and product delivery! thanks
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Heather says:
Hi Ben,

Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

If you have a local store you'd like to have carry the Tummy Care products, just let us know and we'll try to get those in stock for you.

Hope this was helpful,
Heather

55555 Product2584 Karla from Odessa, TX
Purchased on 11/21/2012
Reviewed on 12/12/2012
The best Peppermint for my Tummy!
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4444 Product2580 Roberta from Las Vegas, NV
Purchased on 11/19/2012
Reviewed on 12/11/2012
great stuff!
I still need some help for my IBS.
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55555 Product2563 Regina from Plainfield, IL
Purchased on 11/18/2012
Reviewed on 12/9/2012
Great product!
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4444 Product2551 Holly from White River Junction, VT
Purchased on 11/16/2012
Reviewed on 12/7/2012
so far so good
I've only been using for a short time so I don't have much to say on effectiveness, but I like it. I'll let you know more later. Thank you for your help and speed of delivery so I could get started.
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55555 Product2555 Connie from NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL
Purchased on 11/16/2012
Reviewed on 12/7/2012
The urgency, frequency, & diarrhea are amazingly improved since taking this product
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55555 Product2549 Kim from Kilmarnock, VA
Purchased on 11/14/2012
Reviewed on 12/5/2012
Appreciate the quality...and website info
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55555 Product2528 Peggy from King of Prussia, PA
Purchased on 11/13/2012
Reviewed on 12/4/2012
Doctor recommended; top quality product and service.
With IBS, I certainly don't need hassles when trying to get my supplements. Web site is easy, service is quick, and people are pleasant when assistance is needed. Product helps me lead a normal life.
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55555 Product2533 Janet from Wapato, WA
Purchased on 11/13/2012
Reviewed on 12/4/2012
Great product
Tis product is amazing for tummy aches, bloating and heartburn with only the side effect of relief!
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55555 Product2542 Carol from Davidson, NC
Purchased on 11/13/2012
Reviewed on 12/4/2012
Helped so much with mu IBS symptoms.
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55555 Product2523 Carol from Tempe, AZ
Purchased on 11/11/2012
Reviewed on 12/2/2012
This product has made my life great! I have no more stomach cramps between meals and bowel movements have improved greatly!!
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4444 Product2516 Nicolas from Podkowa Lesna,
Purchased on 10/13/2012
Reviewed on 11/29/2012
works a treat
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4444 Product2500 Roy from live oak, CA
Purchased on 11/3/2012
Reviewed on 11/24/2012
Wrong product for my problem
It turned out I am gluten intolerant and my stomach pain went away when I stopped eating wheat products. It is really hard to rate the effectiveness of the peppermint pills because of this.
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55555 Product2493 Luann from Bremerton, WA
Purchased on 11/1/2012
Reviewed on 11/22/2012
I got this product for my daughter who has irritable Bowel and the peppermint caps for her and they have been god send! Her pain is so much better. Greeat product!
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55555 Product2457 Melinda from Lakeport, CA
Purchased on 10/21/2012
Reviewed on 11/11/2012
Incredible
I am careful and follow your directions and I am no longer frustrated with constipation. Thank you for sharing your experiences and information.
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55555 Product2459 Cathy from Palm Beach, FL
Purchased on 10/16/2012
Reviewed on 11/11/2012
I love this product and have recommended it to many people!
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55555 Product2439 Mihail from Loma Linda, CA
Purchased on 10/17/2012
Reviewed on 11/7/2012
I'm very pleased with the product
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4444 Product2435 Mari from Jackson, MS
Purchased on 10/16/2012
Reviewed on 11/6/2012
I like it all, but I am still having some trouble
WISH THAT I COULD GET COMPLETELY WELL.
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4444 Product2429 Mandy from North Essendon, Victoria
Purchased on 9/24/2012
Reviewed on 11/5/2012
Very helpful!
Even from the first time I took one I could feel the change. I had much less stomach churning and pain associated with eating as well as less nausea. Very happy :)
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55555 Product2430 Annette from Portland, OR
Purchased on 10/15/2012
Reviewed on 11/5/2012
I bought 6 bottles of peppermint caps and saved 20%.
Sam takes a peppermint cap every morning when he arises to have a worry-free day from bloating and cramping from his diveticulitis.
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55555 Product2418 Victoria from Marana, AZ
Purchased on 10/9/2012
Reviewed on 10/31/2012
very happy with products!
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55555 Product2393 Valerie from Lake Havasu City, AZ
Purchased on 10/6/2012
Reviewed on 10/27/2012
Excellent Product; Excellent Company
Normally I cannot tolerate peppermint capsules but these are the exception. The 'enteric' coating does the job and I would recommend this product; Just give it a try, worked for me!!!
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1 Product2394 Jocelyn from Lourdes-de-Joliette, QC
Purchased on 8/26/2012
Reviewed on 10/27/2012
no difference...
I've tried about 30 days with all possibilities (1 hour before breakfast, 10 minutes before breakfast,etc..), but there is no difference. The only thing that makes difference is diet... but for me, I can eat milk product without crisis. Accupuncture have made a big diffence too, 15 years ago, I had to take about 10 imodium per day, because after each meal I had diarea, now it happens about once per week, mostly when I go to restaurant. So I think it's mostly stress who gives me diahrea. sorry for my english. and I am happy that this product help people who have this problem, but for me, it makes no difference. bye bye, I'm near Montréal. :-)
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there,
I am so sorry that you haven't seen results with the peppermint capsules.
You can certainly return them (opened or unopened) to us at 80 S. Washington Street, suite 304, Seattle, WA 98104. Please include your name, address, and invoice number if you have it so we can process a refund.

As far as the dairy goes, even though you may not see immediate flare ups from it, I do think it may be triggering your diarrhea symptoms. Check out this article from one of our previous newsletters about dairy products here: http://www.helpforibs.com/news/newsletter/06/020706.html#askheather . I would try eliminating dairy for a while (there are lots of non-dairy alternatives, like soy, rice, or almond milk) and see if you see improvement. My guess is that you will!

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Best regards,
Alieta

Alieta Gregg - Sales Representative
Heather's Tummy Care

55555 Product2383 Elizabeth from Tampa, FL
Purchased on 10/1/2012
Reviewed on 10/22/2012
Satisfied with purchase.
Thank you for all the info and research you have done for IBS patients. I have used the peppermint capsules once and felt better within an hour. I am very careful about what I eat and have to remind myself of the consequences involved. Thanks again, Elizabeth Healy Marques, MSRDLD
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22 Product2380 Catherine from Plant City, FL
Purchased on 9/27/2012
Reviewed on 10/20/2012
Gave me diarrhea
Did not help at all - infact gave me diarrhea - did stop the bloating!
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Catherine - I am so sorry to hear this. The pep caps should definitely not give anyone diarrhea, so please do return them if you are unable to use them. If bloating is your main concern, I would actually point you to the Fennel Tummy Tea. That is the best direct hit for IBS bloating and gas.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product2377 Kim from Magnolia, NJ
Purchased on 9/20/2012
Reviewed on 10/19/2012
Another wonderful product from Heather!
I no longer need to take the medicine that my doctor has prescribed for me. I now take the peppermint capsules and they really work! I take one capsule before I eat and I have had no problems with them.
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55555 Product2364 Mack from clifton park, NY
Purchased on 9/26/2012
Reviewed on 10/17/2012
tking w/ the tea have noticed a difference.
woking on diet, have lost 12 lbs taking less ammodiums & no more t3.
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55555 Product2354 Sheila from Groton, CT
Purchased on 9/21/2012
Reviewed on 10/12/2012
All the best
Every product I use is the best for me. Thank God for Heather.
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55555 Product2335 Janine from Everett, WA
Purchased on 9/17/2012
Reviewed on 10/8/2012
Peppermint capsules have helped
My husband was diagnosed with IBS so we got on line for info because we got no help from our doctor. So found your web page with all the great info and feel the peppermint tablets help. Thank you and also with such fast shipping!
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55555 Product2338 Kerrie from Tulsa, OK
Purchased on 9/17/2012
Reviewed on 10/8/2012
Very good product
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4444 Product2323 Wanda from Newton, KS
Purchased on 8/29/2012
Reviewed on 10/3/2012
Very helpful in relieving pain!
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55555 Product2315 Walter from Knoxville, TN
Purchased on 9/11/2012
Reviewed on 10/2/2012
NO MORE SEVERE ATTACKS
I tried the peppermint capsules and discovered that I had no more severe IBS attacks. You know the kind: Where you double over in pain and your mouth starts that incredibly uncontrollable salivating. You try to muscle it down and sometimes succeed in preventing the projectile vomiting. I'm not saying I'm cured but it's been months since a severe attack. Thank you!Thank you!
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1 Product2298 H. Marlene from Lansing, KS
Purchased on 9/5/2012
Reviewed on 9/27/2012
I wish I hadn't opened both bottles
I was desparate for help, so opened one bottle for the kitchen and one for the bathroom. I just couldn't tell any difference in my diahrrea-constipation problem. I quit taking them and would like to return them, but opened both bottles!
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Heather says:
Hi there,
I am so sorry that the peppermint oil capsules aren't working well for you. You can return the bottles even if they have been opened for a refund.
Please send them to us at the address below along with your name, address, phone number, and if you have it, the invoice #.
Please send to: 80 S. Washington St. Suite 304, Seattle, WA 98104

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!
Best regards,
Alieta
Sales Representative

55555 Product2280 Marianne from Bradford, VT
Purchased on 8/30/2012
Reviewed on 9/24/2012
I cannot say enough good things about the products I purchased
Hello Heather. I cannot say enough good things about the products I purchased. My husband suffered so badly from IBS that he feared leaving home, and pretty much did not. About a year and a half ago, I discovered your web site, and since his doctor pretty much gave up on anything except the Rx he gave him, decided to try the Peppermint Caps and late the fiber. Thanks to these products, his life totally changed in about a week. Since then, he has an incident once a month or less and is free to live his life, and instead of taking the med from 4x per day, he's down to 2 and will further reduce it to just once very soon. When we told his doctor, he basically "blew us off." How many ways can I say Bless you, Heather!
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55555 Product2284 Yvonne from San Diego, CA
Purchased on 9/3/2012
Reviewed on 9/24/2012
They help settle my stomach and gut every morning.
First thing every morning right after I get out of bed, I take one Peppermint capsule. They do wonders to help settle my stomach and gut. I am so glad I discovered your website, Heather!
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4444 Product2271 Russell from Memphis, TN
Purchased on 9/2/2012
Reviewed on 9/23/2012
Definitely helps with gas and bloating
Follow instructions & take on an empty stomach.
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55555 Product2253 Jerry from Durham, NC
Purchased on 8/31/2012
Reviewed on 9/21/2012
Peppermint caps are effective.
Peppermint caps are effective for my IBS. They are obtained with ease from Heather.
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55555 Product2245 Lisa from Burlington, MA
Purchased on 8/30/2012
Reviewed on 9/20/2012
I love these peppermint capsules.
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55555 Product2246 Claire from Santa Cruz, CA
Purchased on 8/30/2012
Reviewed on 9/20/2012
This Product Has Helped Me Enormously
Ihave used this product on and off for several years. When the stress level gets high and the food intake becomes random, Heather's Pepermint Caps help me get through with less pain and better digestion. When the stress levels out and the digestion starts to recover, it is always a relief to know that I can cut back without any side effects as well... I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers from bowel disorders. Remember, don't eat right away after taking it... it works best below the stomach and into the bowel first before food...
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55555 Product2230 Suzanne from Schuyler, NE
Purchased on 8/29/2012
Reviewed on 9/19/2012
I have been using this product for 3 years. Very satisfied.
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55555 Product2239 Valerie from Stillwater, MN
Purchased on 8/29/2012
Reviewed on 9/19/2012
Have been buying this product for some time because it works - customer service and delivery have always been excellent
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55555 Product2240 Naomi from San Francisco, CA
Purchased on 8/29/2012
Reviewed on 9/19/2012
I depend on Heather's Peppermint capsules to prevent gas pain. Thank you!
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1 Product2217 Anne from Bellingham, WA
Purchased on 8/27/2012
Reviewed on 9/17/2012
It was a big disappointment !
After trying the pills for 2 days my IBS was worst than ever. It was a total waste of money. I'm senior and live on a small pension, so can ill afford to waste my money on something like this.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi there,

I am so sorry to hear that the peppermint oil capsules didn't work well for you. We do offer a product guarantee on our product, so if you are not happy with it, you can return the peppermint capsules (opened or unopened) for a refund. Just mail it to us with enough information inside to find you in our database.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

Best regards,
Alieta

Alieta Gregg
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2218 Susan from Pt Jeff Sta, NY
Purchased on 8/20/2012
Reviewed on 9/17/2012
Peppermint Caps
Finally found something that's all natural and actually helps when symptoms start!
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4444 Product2219 Maureen from Clifton Park, NY
Purchased on 8/27/2012
Reviewed on 9/17/2012
This is the second order that I have placed for this product. I am very pleased. It is ver important to carefully follow directions.
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55555 Product2216 Janae from Hendersonville, TN
Purchased on 8/26/2012
Reviewed on 9/16/2012
I take one of these every night before I go to bed and they have made a world of difference for me. THANK YOU HEATHER for making these!!!!!!!!!!!! Very happy customer here!!!!
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55555 Product2205 Sue from Norwich, CT
Purchased on 8/23/2012
Reviewed on 9/13/2012
Heather's products help me through the difficulties ot IBS so very well.
I use the acacia powder daily in juice, on moist food. It keeps my gut much happier. And I find the Tummy Tamers capsules that are enteric coated with ginger, fennel and mint soothing. Thank you, Heather!
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4444 Product2172 Debbie from Watauga, TX
Purchased on 8/16/2012
Reviewed on 9/8/2012
The customer service was unbelievably good, and greatly appreciated. I am feeling better since starting the pills, but have to give it more time for perfection. Thank you for all your help.
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22 Product2175 Jennifer from Palo Alto, CA
Purchased on 8/18/2012
Reviewed on 9/8/2012
Gave me indigestion.i will try again when stomach is more settled
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Jennifer,

I am so sorry you were getting indigestion from the Tummy Tamers. Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

The other thing that can cause some people to have to difficulty using the peppermint oil capsules is a sensitivity to the natural compounds in peppermint such as salicylates. The peppermint oil is very concentrated and contains a higher amount of these natural compounds than you would consume in a cup of tea. People who have a sensitivity seem to experience burning in the intestines when they take the peppermint caps. It may come as a surprise because until the peppermint capsules, they've probably never noticed a sensitivity like this because they've honestly never consumed the compounds in this amount before.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Hope this was helpful,
Joanna Ricken
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2153 Darlene from Holland, OH
Purchased on 8/16/2012
Reviewed on 9/6/2012
I find that these pills do help control my intestinal problems.
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1 Product2158 Dionne from Great Falls, MT
Purchased on 8/16/2012
Reviewed on 9/6/2012
sent back for refund
The capsules actually caused an increase in burning symptoms from my stomach problems.
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Heather says:
Hello Dionne,

I am so sorry about this. Thank you for returning them. Once we receive them and process your refund you will receive an email confirming the credit.

If you would like to consider them in the future, here are a few tips that might help:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

The other thing that can cause some people to have to difficulty using the peppermint oil capsules is a sensitivity to the natural compounds in peppermint such as salicylates. The peppermint oil is very concentrated and contains a higher amount of these natural compounds than you would consume in a cup of tea. People who have a sensitivity seem to experience burning in the intestines when they take the peppermint caps. It may come as a surprise because until the peppermint capsules, they've probably never noticed a sensitivity like this because they've honestly never consumed the compounds in this amount before.

Unfortunately, the peppermint capsules may just be too strong for some people to tolerate, so I am glad you sent them back.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.

Best,
Joanna
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2140 Joyce from Middletown, MD
Purchased on 8/15/2012
Reviewed on 9/5/2012
Very good product
I like to keep them on hand for the times when my digestive system is upset. These are very helpful especially in cases of diarrhea.
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55555 Product2136 Becca from Covington, LA
Purchased on 8/14/2012
Reviewed on 9/4/2012
I have terrible bloating after eating and Heather's Tummy Tamers have made me want to eat all those foods I was always afraid to eat because of how uncomfortable I was after!
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55555 Product2129 Donna from Santa Clara, CA
Purchased on 7/28/2012
Reviewed on 9/2/2012
Really works
I've been so afraid of actually loosing my job because of my stomach problems. First it started with wheat/gluten and then everything I was eating. By taking these and taking the soluble and using the cheat sheet I have a new life. Thank you!
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333 Product2119 Patricia from Mission Viejo, CA
Purchased on 8/6/2012
Reviewed on 8/29/2012
I think I ordered the wrong product. I do not have a problem with pain. I have a problem with diarehea after I eat. It looks like I should have ordered the Fiber Acacia Senegal.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Patricia,

The Tummy Tamers can help with symptoms that come along with diarrhea - pain, cramping, spasming, gas and bloating. They will help to prevent those symptoms that you might get from eating certain foods.

To help resolve the diarrhea, you are correct, the Tummy Fiber will be best for you. So will following and IBS Safe Diet. You can find more IBS Diet Information here: http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/

I hope this helps! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.

If you do not think you will use the Tummy Tamers, please feel free to return them for a refund.

Best,
Joanna
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2116 John from Camano Island, WA
Purchased on 8/7/2012
Reviewed on 8/28/2012
Great product
I have had IBS for easily ten years. Abdominal pain would come and go with differing severity. I read that Peppermint Oil could possibly ease the symptoms. I purchased Heather's Peppermint Oil Capsules figuring what did I have to lose. Best decision I have ever made! Taking the caps as directed, my symptoms are minimal, if any at all. Very pleased.
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55555 Product2110 Beverly from Simi Valley, CA
Purchased on 8/5/2012
Reviewed on 8/27/2012
I had 1st flare up in years and didn't have stock at home, it was received quickly and I'm feeling much better. Thank you!
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4444 Product2112 Arnold from South Orange, NJ
Purchased on 8/5/2012
Reviewed on 8/27/2012
Not Bad!!!
It works to some extent, which is to say, it works better than most products on the market and without annoying side effects.
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55555 Product2114 Dianna from Lake Forest, CA
Purchased on 8/6/2012
Reviewed on 8/27/2012
always get great service, receive product promptly
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4444 Product2100 Elaine from Lutz, FL
Purchased on 8/5/2012
Reviewed on 8/26/2012
Anytime you can use natural products, it is a plus! So far so good!
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333 Product2103 Linda from Syracuse, NY
Purchased on 8/5/2012
Reviewed on 8/26/2012
not sure yet whether this will help me
This is my 4th day of taking caps. I've taken 2 a day on an empty stomach - one when I get up in the morning and then another at some point in the day after I've waited two hours since my previous meal. I also wait at least an hour before eating again. I take with a few sips of cool water but I think I'm beginning to have discomfort in my throat. I hope heartburn isn't returning. How long does one have to wait after taking the pill before normal drinking? If I'm exercising or whatever, I like to drink a glass of water or other liquid.
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4444 Product2106 Linda from Bergenfield, NJ
Purchased on 8/5/2012
Reviewed on 8/26/2012
Good product. Would recommend highly
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55555 Product2107 Johnnie from Lafayette, LA
Purchased on 8/4/2012
Reviewed on 8/26/2012
They seem to help my condition
I would like to know why I have to wait before eating. What if I took a pill along with my meal?
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4444 Product2096 Robert from Rochester, NY
Purchased on 8/4/2012
Reviewed on 8/25/2012
Great
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333 Product2097 Inez from Newport News, VA
Purchased on 6/1/2012
Reviewed on 8/25/2012
The products did little to relieve the Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The discovery of 2 other nutritional programs and the Healing Code program have brought about improvement in the misery from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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Heather says:
Hello Inez,

I am so sorry you did not find much relief from the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil capsules, but we are happy to hear you have found relief from your IBS symptoms.

If you would like to return the Tummy Tamers, please feel free to do so.

If you would like to try the Tummy Tamers again, here are a few tips that may help:

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

All the best,
Joanna
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2093 Martha from Santa Fe, NM
Purchased on 8/3/2012
Reviewed on 8/24/2012
your products and your information are more helpful than any doctors I've seen. Thank you for being there. Never stop
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55555 Product2094 Eugene from Pace, FL
Purchased on 8/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/24/2012
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. It is helping me very much. I also bought the books for my sister who has Crohn's disease. I am happy with all your products.
Since using your products I feel that I am so much healthier. I have even lost about 3 lbs. without even trying. I plan to continue using your products. Thanks again, Joan Nicholson
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4444 Product2085 James from Adel, GA
Purchased on 8/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/23/2012
I have just started with the peppermint caps. Too soon to rate it higher.
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55555 Product2088 Carlo from BROOKLYN, NY
Purchased on 8/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/23/2012
IT WORKS
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333 Product2089 Debbie/ Norman from Maryville, TN
Purchased on 8/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/23/2012
somewhat effective
need to try product for longer period
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Heather says:
Hello,

Thank you for your feedback. If you have any questions on the Tummy Tamers please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: Help@HelpForIBS.com

Toll Free: (866) 864-4942

Direct: (206) 264-8069

Best,
Joanna
Heather's Tummy Care Respresentative

4444 Product2091 Nancy from Las Vegas, NV
Purchased on 8/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/23/2012
Empty stomach
Because I each 6 small meals a day, I have a hard time having an empty stomach, so I only take one each day.
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55555 Product2084 Pamela from Seattle, WA
Reviewed on 8/22/2012
THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I would love to provide a review on the peppermint caps – I’ve suffered with an IBS-D episode for almost a year off and on and tried numerous prescriptions, change in diet etc…within 4 days of taking the peppermint caps, the pain, bloating and diarrhea has significantly decreased! I do suffer from GERD and follow the instructions by taking an hour before I eat. While I will occasionally get mild heartburn, it is NOTHING compared to what I have dealt with over the last months. I have only been taking 1 a day and experienced very good results so far and will continue to use this product and have recommended it to several friends. THANK YOU THANK YOU!
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4444 Product2072 Cathy from Houston, TX
Purchased on 7/26/2012
Reviewed on 8/20/2012
I am pleased with the product and the results. Service is always polite.
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55555 Product2065 Mary from Sunset Beach, NC
Purchased on 7/21/2012
Reviewed on 8/18/2012
Great and effective product.
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55555 Product2066 Anne from Irving, TX
Purchased on 7/28/2012
Reviewed on 8/18/2012
A life saver!!!
Before I started using this product, I was chronically contipated for years! An enema was my best friend. (How sad) My doctors all told me to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, and take a fiber supplement. Well, I don't need to tell you that it did very little to help. Once I started taking the peppermint capsules my bowel calmed and I was able to go on my own. I take them daily for maintenance. I have food allergies and it can be difficult to control my intake of allergens when I am away from home. Thanks soo much Heather's Tummy Care! You're a life saver!
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55555 Product2074 Alisa A
Purchased on 7/28/2012
Reviewed on 8/17/2012
Thanks so much!!!
Hi, I just wanted to say thanks to the founder of the heather peppermint capesules. I have been dealing with ibs for 10 plus years, trying everything from scripts from by doctor, over the counter. Your pills, are my miracle drug. I truly mean that. I have suffered for along time and nothing has worked as well as these capsules. So I want to say thank you so much. I would order from your website, however I have found them at a store here close to me. I don't have to pay shipping and handling. Thanks so much!!! You are a god sin to me.
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55555 Product2056 Betty from GUTHRIE, OK
Purchased on 7/13/2012
Reviewed on 8/16/2012
Couldn't get along without it!
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4444 Product2058 Irene from Carlsbad, CA
Purchased on 7/23/2012
Reviewed on 8/16/2012
Thank you !!
Second order. Seems to help the bloating considerably. Still am working thru the other issues, which also seem improved. Customer service and shipping are excellent..
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22 Product2052 Brandye from Arlington, TX
Purchased on 7/24/2012
Reviewed on 8/15/2012
Not so good...
My husband decided he wanted to try something new for his constant pain and discomfort from IBS. I found these highly recommended pills online and he decided to try them. After just a couple of days, he was in even more pain and discomfort than he had been in a long time. At first we thought they were gonna work but they didn't, and now he is stuck with constant pain and discomfort until we can find something else.
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Heather says:
Hello Brandye,

I am so sorry the Tummy Tamers did not help your husband. Is it a hearburn/reflux issue he is having with them?

Peppermint is actually contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4) Do not take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If he is still unable to tolerate the caps, please return them to us (opened is fine) for a full refund.

And he may be one of those folks who just does better with high volatile oil teas, like the fennel, instead of the concentrated volatile oil in the caps. I love to use the caps as a preventative before meals, but if my stomach is full or I need immediate help I much prefer the teas!

I hope this helps!

Joanna Ricken
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

4444 Product2053 Patsy from Charlotte, NC
Purchased on 7/25/2012
Reviewed on 8/15/2012
They are working, I guess.
None
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4444 Product2037 Judy from Lawrence, KS
Purchased on 7/24/2012
Reviewed on 8/14/2012
see below
I have been using the peppermint oil as often as I can remember to take them, and purchased some of your fennel tea from a local store. I am not sure which product, or following the IBS diet plan has helped me the most, but something is! I am not nearly as bloated and uncomfortable as I was. Thank you!
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1 Product2038 Pauline from Bayfield, ON
Purchased on 7/3/2012
Reviewed on 8/14/2012
Great service
I purchased these for my mother, unfortunately she was unable to use them as they gave her bad reflux issues. She did allow at least the prescribed time before eating but still had problems.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hello Pauline,

I'm so sorry you mother is not having good results from the peppermint caps.

Peppermint is actually contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) She shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If she is still unable to tolerate the caps, please return them to us (opened is fine) for a full refund.

She may be able to tolerate peppermint tea, which is not as strong as the concentrated oil in the peppermint caps. Or she may have to stick to soluble fiber foods and a soluble fiber supplement to help keep the spasms and cramps at bay. She could also try fennel tea, as that is an anti-spasmodic (though not as strong as peppermint) but it does not carry any risk of reflux.

I hope this helps!

Joanna
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product2039 Cara from greenbelt, MD
Purchased on 7/20/2012
Reviewed on 8/14/2012
I live on this stuff!
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4444 Product2034 Craig from Halifax, NS
Purchased on 7/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/13/2012
More effective than prescription
I have found these caps more effective in preventing pain and spasms in my colon than the antispasmodic medicine I was prescribed, and without the side effects of that medicine.
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55555 Product2035 Carolyn from Panama City Beach, FL
Purchased on 7/23/2012
Reviewed on 8/13/2012
This is the best thing to help with my stomach trouble. The doctors had tried everything and I still had pain then they told me to try peppermint oil it might help. I did not like the taste of the peppermint oil. so got on the computer and found
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55555 Product2026 Nanette from fremont, WI
Purchased on 7/22/2012
Reviewed on 8/12/2012
peppermint cabs
I am very pleased with Heathers peppermint cabs, they really work for me. I can tell the difference if I don't use then before meal. Thank you so much. Your site is a God-send
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55555 Product2029 Cindy from Boone, NC
Purchased on 7/22/2012
Reviewed on 8/12/2012
Better than any prescription medication!
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4444 Product2022 Tara from Ridgecrest, CA
Purchased on 7/19/2012
Reviewed on 8/10/2012
Good product that I know of, but don't have anything to compare it with, as this is all that I've tried.
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55555 Product2020 Ronald from Murphy, OR
Purchased on 7/19/2012
Reviewed on 8/9/2012
1 a day first thing in the morning. Fantastic.
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55555 Product2010 Cheryl from Elizabethtown, PA
Purchased on 7/18/2012
Reviewed on 8/8/2012
Heather's peppermint capsules are by far the best I have tried and the price and speed of shipping are exceptional
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55555 Product2004 Jodie from Mattapan, MA
Purchased on 7/16/2012
Reviewed on 8/7/2012
good i
N/a
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55555 Product2008 Elizabeth from San Francisco, CA
Purchased on 7/17/2012
Reviewed on 8/7/2012
I LIKE THIS PRODUCT VERY WELL
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55555 Product1998 Theresa from CHICOPEE, MA
Purchased on 7/16/2012
Reviewed on 8/6/2012
I found a store in Northampton so I purchased tea bags And a book
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55555 Product2005 Marcia from Georgetown, TX
Reviewed on 8/6/2012
Amazed
I am amazed at how quickly the little peppermint oil capsules worked. The book has been very informative and helping me as I try substitutions for some foods which I always knew caused an immediate reaction (like coffee and fried foods. Gaining control over this condition which has been getting increasingly worse over 30 years is so empowering. Marcia
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55555 Product2006 Denise from Edgewater, FL
Purchased on 8/2/2012
Reviewed on 8/6/2012
I'm so glad I found your website!
Dear Heather, I just wanted to let you know I'm thrilled with the Peppermint Capsules! I was talking to a friend about them as she has similar digestive issues as I do. So I gave her a few to try. She too is very pleased! This is why I ordered the bulk pack as she now wants to start taking them as well. Since her computer is down, I told her I'd order them for her.
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55555 Product1986 Alison from Surrey, BC
Purchased on 6/24/2012
Reviewed on 8/5/2012
excellent for my symptoms
It has been many years of pain, bloating and gas starting usually after i eat lunch and getting worse as the day goes on. unbearable by the end of the evening. These pills have helped 100%. I'm glad that I took the chance and tried them
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55555 Product1983 Jasmine from Orlando, FL
Purchased on 7/14/2012
Reviewed on 8/4/2012
This is the best deal, aside from doing wonders for my husband's IBS!
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55555 Product1970 Elizabeth from Overland Park, KS
Purchased on 6/13/2012
Reviewed on 8/1/2012
Your service is the best anywhere -- Thanks much.
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4444 Product1958 Leslie from Kill Devil Hills, NC
Purchased on 7/10/2012
Reviewed on 7/31/2012
Haven't used it much yet but has seemed to work when i did.
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4444 Product1963 Christine from Miami, FL
Purchased on 7/10/2012
Reviewed on 7/31/2012
Has helped alot
Did have 2 attacks this week. Can you take 2 at once?
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Christine - the caps are meant to be taken one at a time, up to three times daily. Having said that, I know we do have some customers who take two at a time. The tolerance for peppermint oil varies a lot from person to person - some folks can tolerate a very high amount that would give other people heartburn/reflux.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product1944 Joan from Cobourg, ON
Purchased on 6/18/2012
Reviewed on 7/30/2012
I think this product is just great
Very helpful in dealing with my IBS
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55555 Product1945 Sylvia from Hearne, TX
Purchased on 7/9/2012
Reviewed on 7/30/2012
pepperment pillsl
I was not able to take them as they make me sick. So I sent them on to my friend that told me about them an do work for her perfect. Thanks you....
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55555 Product1942 Rod from Sparks, NV
Purchased on 7/8/2012
Reviewed on 7/29/2012
great stuff
Great product,within three days felt completly normal.After suffering for serval months tried the peppermint and was amazed at how well I felt.
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55555 Product1937 Marlene from Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased on 7/7/2012
Reviewed on 7/28/2012
This is a very helpful product
This really helps me digest my food and makes my ibs better
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4444 Product1931 Julie from Lansing, MI
Purchased on 7/6/2012
Reviewed on 7/27/2012
Start the day out right
I take a Peppermint Cap every morning and then drink a cup of Fennel Tea - this is a sure fire way to start your day feeling great! Thank you Heather!
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55555 Product1922 Phinella from North Hills, CA
Purchased on 7/4/2012
Reviewed on 7/26/2012
Really good stuff!!!
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55555 Product1925 Candy from Irving, TX
Purchased on 6/26/2012
Reviewed on 7/26/2012
LOVE THEM
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22 Product1914 Alta from Canton, NC
Purchased on 7/3/2012
Reviewed on 7/24/2012
Great quality , but the peppermint doesn't help as well as the fennel. Sometimes I think the caps make IBS worse.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Alta - I'm so sorry you're not happy with the peppermint caps. Is it a hearburn/reflux issue you are having with them?

Peppermint is actually contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If you are still unable to tolerate the caps, please return them to us (opened is fine) for a full refund.

And you may be one of those folks who just does better with high volatile oil teas, like the fennel, instead of the concentrated volatile oil in the caps. I love to use the caps as a preventative before meals, but if my stomach is full or I need immediate help I much prefer the teas!

Best,
Heather

55555 Product1908 Karen from Durham, NC
Purchased on 7/1/2012
Reviewed on 7/23/2012
Thankful to have your product...I am gluten and dairy intolerant and your product gives me the piece to know I an using a product that wont create more problems for me. Thank you
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55555 Product1894 Emily from Girard, PA
Purchased on 6/28/2012
Reviewed on 7/20/2012
AMAZING!
Thank you so much for the Tummy Tamers. I cannot express how much they have helped me. I pop one an hour before breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I have had no pain. I also follow Heather's guidelines for eating with IBS and coupled w/ the Tummy Tamers, I feel like I have my life back!
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4444 Product1871 Mariette from Irvine, CA
Purchased on 6/26/2012
Reviewed on 7/18/2012
VERY GOOD PRODUCT
Caused a lot of heartburn whatever I tried to prevent it.
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55555 Product1862 Robert from Mount Calvary, WI
Purchased on 6/26/2012
Reviewed on 7/17/2012
When in pain, take this pill.
When I have a great deal of bloating and the pain that goes with it, these pills get rid of both problems within minutes.
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55555 Product1855 Dee from Ramona, CA
Purchased on 6/23/2012
Reviewed on 7/16/2012
Quality product that delivers results.
I start my day out with a peppermint capsule and it really helps to manage my IBS symptoms. It has quality ingredients.
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55555 Product1849 Elizabeth from Seminole, FL
Purchased on 6/23/2012
Reviewed on 7/14/2012
Great combination of ingredients for wonderful relief.....no comparison to any other product I have tried....
For those like me who can experience reflux occasionally I have found that keeping my Tummy Tamers in the refrigerator helps tremendously...
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55555 Product1837 Linda from Spokane Valley, WA
Purchased on 6/21/2012
Reviewed on 7/12/2012
The peppermint pills can be taken before or after meals, and work very well in keeping tummy ache and gas away.
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55555 Product1827 Kathryn from Corning, NY
Purchased on 6/20/2012
Reviewed on 7/11/2012
Taking a peppermint oil capsule before meals has dramatically lessened my colon spasms.
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55555 Product1829 Lois from Burnsville, WV
Purchased on 6/20/2012
Reviewed on 7/11/2012
Peppermint Caps
They Was Good
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55555 Product1824 Robin from Samson, AL
Purchased on 6/14/2012
Reviewed on 7/10/2012
Keeps my digestive system calm.
These are great for keeping my whole digestive system calm. and they do not give me indigestion like some have reported. And I am one to get indigestion easily so I am very pleased.
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55555 Product1816 Sarah from St. Clair Shores, MI
Purchased on 6/18/2012
Reviewed on 7/9/2012
Best Solution to IBS!!!
I haven't found a better product for helping me have less (almost eliminating) stomach aches than these peppermint pills! I've been on meds before and tried all sorts of things with no avail. Finally I tried these and within 1-2 weeks I could notice my stomach aches were disappearing. I only take one a day, an hour before lunch and it somehow magically has given me my life back! Thanks can't even describe what you've done for me! And thanks for making it affordable to keep doing!
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55555 Product1817 Jean from Cincinnati, OH
Purchased on 6/17/2012
Reviewed on 7/9/2012
Peppermint caps have become essential in managing my IBS.
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55555 Product1787 Diane from Monroe, CT
Purchased on 6/13/2012
Reviewed on 7/4/2012
Your peppermint caps really help my IBS.
Even Dr. Oz recommends peppermint caps for IBS, and what better place to get them but your website. It's nice that you offer them at a discount every so often. That's when I stock up! Thanks! By buying them from you, I save on time and gas besides. A true savings! I just have to remember to take them just before eating, otherwise I taste it again later. Thanks for your speedy delivery also!
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55555 Product1788 Elaine from Beaumont, TX
Purchased on 6/13/2012
Reviewed on 7/4/2012
These, plus your advice, have helped me a lot, and I haven't had a severe attack in a while.
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55555 Product1769 Virginia from Tyler, TX
Purchased on 6/12/2012
Reviewed on 7/3/2012
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
I have found that the peppermint capsules are ideal for stabilizing my gut. When I need extra TLC, I drink hot peppermint tea as well--Heather's tea of course!! Thank you again for these wonderful gut-saving tools.
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55555 Product1766 Kathleen from Warwick, NY
Purchased on 5/27/2012
Reviewed on 7/2/2012
I believe your products have saved me from an unnecessary hysterectomy!
Back in May I ordered the peppermint oil capsules and the one-pound bag of tummy fiber, and I am SO glad I did! Since I've been using those products I haven't had the gut-wrenching pain that had plagued me for sixteen years. I can't tell you what a relief it is. I hadn't been sure that the pain was from IBS, so I was going back and forth from my gastroenterologist to y gynecologist; I believe your products have saved me from an unnecessary hysterectomy!! How great is THAT?! A few days ago I ordered the fennel tea to help me deal with the one remaining problem I'm having--gassiness. :-? I feel certain that it will be as helpful as the peppermint and acacia powder have been. Thank you, Heather (and staff), so very much for our products and your super-informative website. With deepest gratitude, Kathleen.
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1 Product1756 Terryann from St Albans, NY
Purchased on 6/8/2012
Reviewed on 6/29/2012
No Satisfication
I received your product in a timely manner. For the record I have been suffering with IBS for about 4 years now. I suffer from really bad acid reflux. I tried your product as soon as I received it. The product gave me no satisfication actually it made my symptoms worse. It did not prevent the pain, cramping,gas or bloating.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Terryan - I'm so sorry you are not having good results from the peppermint caps.

Peppermint is actually contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

If you are still unable to tolerate the caps, please return them to us (opened is fine) for a full refund.

You may be able to tolerate peppermint tea, which is not as strong as the concentrated oil in the peppermint caps. Or you may have to stick to soluble fiber foods and a soluble fiber supplement to help keep the spasms and cramps at bay. You could also try fennel tea, as that is an anti-spasmodic (though not as strong as peppermint) but it does not carry any risk of reflux.

My apologies,
Heather

55555 Product1750 Sherry from Gaithersburg, MD
Purchased on 6/7/2012
Reviewed on 6/28/2012
Great for IBS
Since I started taking the peppermint tablets every morning I seldom have a flare up of my IBS. Thanks!
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55555 Product1752 Marcia from Elberta, AL
Purchased on 6/6/2012
Reviewed on 6/28/2012
I can't live without these! LOVE love them!!!
love these.
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55555 Product1741 Katherine from White Hall, AR
Purchased on 6/4/2012
Reviewed on 6/25/2012
Great product . I can't be without it.
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4444 Product1743 Frank from lake isabella, CA
Purchased on 6/4/2012
Reviewed on 6/25/2012
great product,but sometimes i get heartburn,my fault.
great product,but sometimes i get heartburn,my fault.i dont follow directions everytime.
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55555 Product1737 Kathleen from Lawrenceville, GA
Purchased on 6/1/2012
Reviewed on 6/23/2012
Excellent product
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55555 Product1738 Linda from Lexington, KY
Purchased on 6/1/2012
Reviewed on 6/23/2012
Love these!!! The tummy tamers along with the acacia fiber has made a world of difference with my IBS. On the few occasions I have had an episode since taking Heathers products, symptoms have been very mild. I wont be without them. I started the products
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55555 Product1739 Anne from Jacksonville, NC
Purchased on 6/2/2012
Reviewed on 6/23/2012
Heather's peppermint caps have worked great for me!
They have virtually eliminated heartburn and reflux in my life and greatly reduced flares of IBS. I recommend them to anyone I know who has problems with reflux, IBS or any digestive ailment!
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55555 Product1730 Marianne from Bradford, VT
Purchased on 5/30/2012
Reviewed on 6/21/2012
Excellent all around!
My husband's doctors gave up on treating his IBS with anything other than an Rx, which worked intermittently. He reached the point where he was afraid to leave the house. Desperately wanting to help him, I search the Internet and found you. He had relief within 3 days, and has been taking the peppermint pills and fiber for just over a year and had had about four minor flare ups in that time. Bless you Heather for giving us both a new lease on life!
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4444 Product1717 Deborah from Ossining, NY
Purchased on 5/29/2012
Reviewed on 6/19/2012
I love this product! I take two pills before eating. I still have to be careful about what I'm eating but for the most part I can eat without fear of an attack. It has also stopped attacks in progress and it works just as good as prescription anti-spas
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55555 Product1718 Lois from perry hall, MD
Purchased on 5/29/2012
Reviewed on 6/19/2012
LOVE THIS PRODUCT--TRIED OTHER BRANDS NOT ANYWHERE AS GOOD
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1 Product1711 William from Rocky Mount, NC
Purchased on 5/5/2012
Reviewed on 6/18/2012
Neither product helped
I can notice no improvement in my IBS after taking the pills and using the fibre
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Heather says:
Hi there,



Once you really start to understand what causes the IBS it will make a lot more sense. The 2 key strategies we recommend to get the constipation or diarrhea to stabilize involve dietary changes to address the triggers that are affecting the dysregulation of the nervous system in the gut that controls the motility (frequency – too slow or too fast) and soluble fiber (acacia is the most tolerable for IBS) to help address the consistency of the bowel movements. The dietary triggers are the same for both diarrhea and constipation IBS, the individual just responds differently by either slowing down or speeding up the motility. Removing the dietary triggers for a while will allow the gut nervous system to calm down and ease the dysregulation that affects the motility. Once it is calmed down, the frequency will begin to normalize and you can then carefully start bringing things back into the diet following all of the tips Heather talks about in her books to prevent IBS from getting irritated again. To get the best results you should tackle IBS with both approaches……diet for normal motility/frequency and acacia for normal consistency. The fennel (for gas/bloating) and the peppermint caps and teas (for pain associated with cramping and spasming) are to help you manage the associated symptoms that often come along with IBS. The peppermint is soothing and calming to the dysregulated and hypersensitive nervous system in the colon. They are designed to calm things down before the food gets there to prevent any trigger foods in the meal from causing a flare up of the IBS nervous system dysregulation. Soluble fiber also works like a cushion between your colon and these trigger foods to help minimize the effect and in turn minimize the chances of aggravating IBS.



Taking too much acacia too fast can cause increased gas and bloating. Acacia is one of the lowest gas-forming fibers out there and going slow makes the gas issue totally avoidable. Please be patient because this really does work.



We recommend starting with ½ teaspoon twice a day (daily dose of 1 teaspoon). You can split the daily dose up as many time as you like throughout the day, just divide it by 2 or 3 depending on the frequency you prefer. Try to increase the dose every 4th day or so by a teaspoon (add this to the daily dose). If you get increased gas and bloating by jumping the dose up by a teaspoon, try cutting this in half. Some people with IBS are so sensitive they have to go up at ¼ teaspoons every 4th day. Keep stepping up the dose every 4th day or so until you find a dose that resolves your constipation and/or diarrhea. Constipation is usually resolved with a daily dose of 4-5 tablespoons/day and diarrhea/loose stools usually resolves at a lower dose of 1-3 tablespoons/day. You shouldn’t take more than 5 tbsp/day. The maintenance dose is different for each person depending on their specific symptoms. Dietary changes are often necessary to make lasting changes. In the beginning until you stabilize, it works best to take the acacia before each meal to minimize the effect of trigger foods in the meal and to calm the intestines before the food arrives.



I would suggest reading both of Heather’s books so you can thoroughly understand all the ways to help stabilize IBS. The diet and soluble fiber will work more with the cause and help to stabilize you. Acacia helps people with diarrhea to have formed bowel movements and people with constipation to have softer and easier to pass bowel movements. People often experience significant improvement within a couple weeks when they make the dietary and fiber changes at the same time; although, constipation does take longer to resolve than diarrhea. It is not uncommon for constipation folks to increase the acacia very slowly because they are more likely to have trouble with painful gas and bloating. It can take 1-2 months to work up to the daily dose of 4-5 tablespoons/day sometimes. It will only make you miserable if you increase the dose too quickly. Important changes are taking place inside the colon as the body adjusts, so just be patient and let your body gently adjust to the acacia. Constipation folks will often need to continue to use whatever methods they were using previously to keep things moving until they are able to work up to the 4 tablespoons/day dose or so. Please don’t stop everything cold turkey and make yourself sick because this will take some time. The overwhelming feedback I hear from people is that once they reach this dose it is a magical experience and they are able to stop relying on the other medications etc they have always needed to have a normal movement at least once a day.



Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we doubled the enteric coating on our peppermint caps because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.



However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.



There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening:



1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux.



2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.



3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they’ll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.



4) You shouldn’t take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.



On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. We learned to use enteric coated capsules as an informal way to assess whether the stomach acid was adequate. If the stomach acid is high enough, they should not dissolve until they reach the intestines where the acid is low. This means you shouldn’t burp up anything or have any upper GI complications at all. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the three tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.



Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.



Heather’s book First Year IBS is truly a comprehensive guide that will help you to understand everything that is going on with your IBS. She talks about all the things that need to be ruled out to properly diagnose IBS, other conditions that can look like IBS, she helps you to talk to your doctor by understanding the condition, explains why the dietary recommendations make such a difference, covers the alternative treatments known to help IBS, and describes many supplements also found to be helpful for IBS.



Hope this helps,

Joanna Robinson

Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1714 Gina from O'Fallon, MO
Purchased on 5/25/2012
Reviewed on 6/18/2012
Seems to work better than any drugs my GI doctor had prescribed
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333 Product1709 Cindy from Yakima, WA
Purchased on 5/27/2012
Reviewed on 6/17/2012
the pills leave my tummy uncomfortable, like I ate something super spicy. I have tried taking it w/ food & also taking it an hour before eating.
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Heather says:
Hi there,

Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they’ll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn’t take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

The other thing that can cause some people to have to difficulty using the peppermint oil capsules is a sensitivity to the natural compounds in peppermint such as salicylates. The peppermint oil is very concentrated and contains a higher amount of these natural compounds than you would consume in a cup of tea. People who have a sensitivity seem to experience burning in the intestines when they take the peppermint caps. It may come as a surprise because until the peppermint capsules, they’ve probably never noticed a sensitivity like this because they’ve honestly never consumed the compounds in this amount before.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Hope this was helpful,

Joanna Robinson

Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1704 Kenneth from Watsonville, CA
Purchased on 5/26/2012
Reviewed on 6/16/2012
Good stuff!
Very consistent in quality. (Unlike Pepogest)
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55555 Product1706 Geraldine from Fort St John, BC
Purchased on 5/5/2012
Reviewed on 6/16/2012
I love these capsules!!
These capsules are a godsend. I have IBS nad when I feel cramping or pain one of these capsules helps almost right away. I wish I would have discovered them earlier.
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55555 Product1696 Jan from Damascus, MD
Purchased on 5/24/2012
Reviewed on 6/14/2012
Very satisfied w/product...
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55555 Product1675 Suzanne from Royal Palm Beach, FL
Purchased on 5/15/2012
Reviewed on 6/8/2012
These capsules help when I am having an attack with bloating and pain.
I was desparate when I first discovered your products and cookbook. I was living in Mill Creek, WA at the time. Now on the east coast of Florida, I have to order on line, but your turn around was very prompt.
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333 Product1676 Jo from Ridgecrest, CA
Purchased on 3/17/2012
Reviewed on 6/8/2012
Not Sure What to Think
I've tried the peppermint capsules for a couple of months now, and I'm not sure why but they actually seem to make my symptoms worse in certain ways. I don't have heartburn, so that is not the issue. They do help with the feeling of urgency, but it's like they stir up air in my stomach, and end up causing pain. Even peppermint tea has that effect on me. I prefer Chamomile- it seems to have a very calming effect every time. I'm not sure why they would affect me differently, since both herbs are supposed to be beneficial and calming. I may keep trying the peppermint capsules, but so far they pretty much just seem to make things worse. I end up with more pain and intestines that do not feel calm at all. And I do follow the directions exactly. I am very very pleased with the service and website however! It is such an excellent IBS resource- I am very grateful to have found it.
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Heather says:
Hi, Jo!

I am so glad that you are finding the information on the website helpful. There's a lot of wonderful information there. It sounds like the Chamomile has been helpful for you.

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with the Peppermint Capsules.

Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we doubled the enteric coating on our peppermint caps because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening:

1)Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux.

2)The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3)Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they'll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.

4)You shouldn't take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. We learned to use enteric coated capsules as an informal way to assess whether the stomach acid was adequate. If the stomach acid is high enough, they should not dissolve until they reach the intestines where the acid is low. This means you shouldn't burp up anything or have any upper GI complications at all. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the three tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

Best regards,
Alieta
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1677 Grover from Wynne, AR
Purchased on 5/18/2012
Reviewed on 6/8/2012
Great service and so far, a great product
At this point I am totally satisfied with the peppermint gel caps and as far as I can tell right now, they certainly have made a difference. I just hope they continue. Thanks
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55555 Product1660 Raymond from Middletown, CT
Purchased on 5/16/2012
Reviewed on 6/6/2012
awesome
I have relied on these for years to ease the pain...they always help
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55555 Product1633 Desiree from Seattle, WA
Purchased on 5/13/2012
Reviewed on 6/3/2012
I start my day with a peppermint cap. Good start to the day.
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55555 Product1617 Julia from Fresno, CA
Purchased on 5/10/2012
Reviewed on 5/31/2012
I do not know what I would do without this product.
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4444 Product1619 Susan from San Tan Valley, AZ
Purchased on 5/10/2012
Reviewed on 5/31/2012
Amazing Results
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55555 Product1610 Debra from Scranton, PA
Purchased on 5/9/2012
Reviewed on 5/30/2012
Love this product.
I have had so many problems with IBS and had so many tests and so on it is unbelievable, so what did I have to lose?? This product is amazing. I have had so much relief it is unbelievable I would highly recommend it to anyone who is suffering with IBS.. Take a chance I did and IT WORKS!!!!!!
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1 Product1611 Shirley from Delrey Beach, FL
Purchased on 2/29/2012
Reviewed on 5/30/2012
According to the directions I found no convenient time to try since the timing was always wrong.
I certainly wasn't going to awaken an hr. b/4 breakfast to take one nor was it convenient to take it ven 15 min. b/4 any other meal,ergo I have the 2 bottles completely unused.
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Heather says:
Hi Shirley - I'm so sorry the caps weren't convenient for you to take. You can actually take these just as needed, it does not have to be three caps a day. It is critical that you take them on an empty stomach, though, as they are enteric coated. They're meant to pass through your stomach intact and dissolve in your intestines.

You can take them any time your stomach is empty, as long as you wait a bit after taking them before eating.

If this is just not possible with your schedule, please do return them for a full refund.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product1576 Bethany from Fayetteville, NC
Purchased on 5/1/2012
Reviewed on 5/24/2012
Products always arrive quickly, which is good when not having them can make most meals risky. I've depended on the peppermint pills for years to help me not be in pain.
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55555 Product1570 Ellen from Gainesville, FL
Purchased on 5/1/2012
Reviewed on 5/22/2012
Excellent product! Blessed relief in a little pill!
This is the only thing that can help me when I am having a full-on gut spasm. I simply swallow a little gel pill with a little water and within minutes, I get relief. Thank you for creating this wonderful product.
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4444 Product1573 Deneyl from Diamondville, WY
Purchased on 5/1/2012
Reviewed on 5/22/2012
product really helps
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55555 Product1562 Cynthia from Garden City Beach, SC
Purchased on 4/30/2012
Reviewed on 5/21/2012
Excellent product!
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55555 Product1543 Donna from Memphis, TN
Purchased on 4/24/2012
Reviewed on 5/15/2012
End of abdominal pain!
Having had IBS for many years, I had finally arrived at the stage of being bloated, and having abdominal pain that lasted days at a time. I had already consulted the gastroenterologist, but was given nothing to help these symptoms. I googled and was blessed to find Heather's Tummy Tamers. I no longer have pain and don't live in fear of the next attack. I very highly recommend these products!
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55555 Product1534 Pamela from Bremerton, WA
Purchased on 4/21/2012
Reviewed on 5/13/2012
I couldn't do without the Peppermint Caps. I tried another brand before this one and it wasn't nearly as good. I carry them wherever I go, they are all over the house as I never know when I will need one. They are extrememly helpful in calming my stoma
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55555 Product1522 Mathias from Orrville, OH
Purchased on 4/7/2012
Reviewed on 5/10/2012
Best products on the web!
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55555 Product1505 Vicki from Lake Bluff, IL
Purchased on 4/13/2012
Reviewed on 5/8/2012
Great Product
This product works great but I was surprised to experience some minor heartburn problems with it. If I follow the advice and take it on an empty stomach and well before my meal the heartburn symptoms and much subsided. Thanks for all of your help. Sincerely Vicki
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55555 Product1508 Carol from Tempe, AZ
Purchased on 4/17/2012
Reviewed on 5/8/2012
excellant product
This last order was my second one for the tummy tamers. The fact that I reordered speaks foe itself.
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55555 Product1497 Mike from Long Beach, CA
Purchased on 4/15/2012
Reviewed on 5/6/2012
It makes an incredible difference! A great product!
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55555 Product1481 bruin98@verizon.net from Lake Elsinore, CA
Purchased on 4/11/2012
Reviewed on 5/3/2012
Many Thanks
Many thanks for seedy delivery. It was a pleasant surprise to receive in such a timely fashion and was much needed when arrived. Outstanding customer service is always appreciated.
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22 Product1477 Linda from Newberg, OR
Purchased on 4/11/2012
Reviewed on 5/2/2012
Peppermint caps
I am trying different ways to use the peppermint caps. They seem to cause a lot of heartburn, more than I usually have. I've followed all the recommendations so far and just wondered if there were some food tips that it might be good to pair it with to reduce or eliminate that. I emailed about 10 days ago and haven't gotten a response. I'd like them to work, but so far not.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Linda,

I am so sorry we missed your email! Customer service is very important to us and we strive to have great interactions with our customers.

I am also sorry the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Capsules are upsetting your heartburn. The capsules are enteric coated so they will pass through your stomach intact and dissolve in your intestines. They should not dissolve in your stomach at all, and certainly should not cause loose bowels (they should actually be helpful for this, and preventing/relieving urgency and diarrhea).

Did you take a capsule on an empty stomach with just enough cool water to swallow? The enteric coating is acid resistant but water soluble, so if you take the cap with a lot of water, or if it sits too long in your stomach because your stomach is full, the capsule can eventually dissolve. We've also found the enteric coating is particularly susceptible to hot water, so you don't want to take the capsules with tea or another hot beverage.

If you are simply unable to take the caps, please do feel free to return them for a full refund at any time, open bottles or not, to:

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S Washington St #304
Seattle, WA 98104

You may be able to tolerate the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead of the capsules. The tea is not as concentrated as the caps, but it will work more quickly, whereas the caps are best as a preventative. You can also use the tea on a full stomach, whereas the caps must be taken on an empty stomach.

My apologies,
Joanna Ricken
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1468 Sarah from Glenpool, OK
Purchased on 4/10/2012
Reviewed on 5/1/2012
Awesome product! Was able to take even w/GI reflux!
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55555 Product1458 Steffany from Tenants Harbor, ME
Purchased on 4/9/2012
Reviewed on 4/30/2012
Very helpful product

55555 Product1461 Diane from New Rochelle, NY
Purchased on 4/9/2012
Reviewed on 4/30/2012
Peppermint Pills
These seem to help my IBS a lot, and it is easier than drinking Peppermint Tea all day, especially in warmer weather. They are a lot better than anything you buy elsewhere.
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55555 Product1457 Stephen from olive branch, MS
Purchased on 4/8/2012
Reviewed on 4/29/2012
Love it
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55555 Product1445 Alexis from Brighton, MA
Purchased on 4/4/2012
Reviewed on 4/26/2012
It's the best product of its kind.
Just when I think I no longer need it, I realize I definitely need it. Such a soother for all the tight cramps and pain. It's the only product with fennel oil, as well, which really knocks out the bloating. It's a really special product. Customer service and delivery are lightning fast, this is an incredibly attentive business. Go get some, but leave enough for me.
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333 Product1438 Marshall from Sun City Center, FL
Purchased on 4/2/2012
Reviewed on 4/25/2012
I have been taking your pepermint pills for aout a year togrther with other prescriptions.
I still have periodic IBS attacks so it would be hard to rate your pills. I definitely would not give them a bad rating.. I just don"t know.
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Heather says:
Hello Marshall,

Thank you for your honest review. I would love to continue this discussion to make sure you are getting the best benefits of the Tummy Tamers. I will contact you personally to continue this discussion.

All the best,
Joanna Ricken
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

4444 Product1433 Marsha from Neponsit, NY
Purchased on 4/2/2012
Reviewed on 4/24/2012
These are for my mother
I order these for my mother she obviously likes them.
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55555 Product1421 Theresa from Norfolk, NE
Purchased on 4/1/2012
Reviewed on 4/22/2012
Very thankful for this product, wish my local HyVee would order them
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1 Product1402 Jason from Charlotte, NC
Purchased on 3/30/2012
Reviewed on 4/20/2012
pills
waste of money, no effect
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Heather says:
Hello Jason,

I am so sorry you did not find the Tummy Tamers Peppermint Oil Capsules helpful.

Were they causing any issues for you? Did you feel they were not working to help prevent pain, cramping, gas and bloating?

You are welcome to send them back for a full refund of the product. If you have any questions or concerns about the product, we are happy to hear them and discuss them with you.

My apologies,
Joanna
Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1388 Christine from Plainville, MA
Purchased on 3/28/2012
Reviewed on 4/18/2012
Always easy to order and arrives very quickly in the mail !! Never have had an issue ordering from this site for the 5 years I've been ordering
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4444 Product1366 Jenoese from Houston, TX
Purchased on 3/26/2012
Reviewed on 4/16/2012
This is a good product, however, it gives me heartburn even with meals.
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Heather says:
Hi, Jenoese!

Peppermint is contraindicated for people with GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn. Many people with IBS often have these conditions, so we worked around it by enteric coating the peppermint oil capsules. This helps them to pass through the stomach without dissolving by making them resistant to the stomach acid. In fact, we use 50% more enteric coating than the industry standard because we found it helped people with these conditions to be able to use them to manage their IBS without aggravating their upper GI issues.

However, some people with severe GERD/Reflux/chronic heartburn still have problems with the peppermint capsules because they will 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 sphincters at the top of the stomach. If this happens, it can lead to heartburn.

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1) Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2) The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3) Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they’ll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4) You shouldn’t take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

On a related note, not being able to tolerate the enteric coated peppermint oil capsules because they are dissolving in the stomach and causing heartburn or peppermint burping might indicate low stomach acid. In naturopathic medicine, heartburn is often thought to be caused by low stomach acid which causes the undigested food to sit in the stomach too long and create pressure. It can also contribute to inadequately digested protein in the stomach. This can disrupt the digestive process downstream as well. If you followed the tips I listed above and still experienced heartburn, you might want to follow up with a provider to test your stomach acid levels. A naturopath or nutritionist would probably be the best type of provider to address this for you.

The other thing that can cause some people to have to difficulty using the peppermint oil capsules is a sensitivity to the natural compounds in peppermint such as salicylates. The peppermint oil is very concentrated and contains a higher amount of these natural compounds than you would consume in a cup of tea. People who have a sensitivity seem to experience burning in the intestines when they take the peppermint caps. It may come as a surprise because until the peppermint capsules, they’ve probably never noticed a sensitivity like this because they’ve honestly never consumed the compounds in this amount before.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below my name with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Hope this was helpful,

4444 Product1372 Jacqueline from Warren Center, PA
Purchased on 3/26/2012
Reviewed on 4/16/2012
The product does work!
I have really bad acid reflux and it does effect that but i just take some tums and its fine. I can take this and it takes my stumach cramps right away! Thank you for your products love them! I also swear by the hypnotherapy! Worth the money!
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55555 Product1348 Wendy
Purchased on 2/28/2012
Reviewed on 4/11/2012
Forever grateful.
I have dealt with IBS for 40 years suffering daily. I have tried various products for relief with no success. I started taking your pills about a month ago and I have not had any symptoms. I feel I am cured. You have no idea what a relief you have provided in my life. I was so worried about having an issue it actually altered my whole life style. I was constantly worried about being away from home and having a problem. I feel liberated and can not thank you enough for such a wonderful product that is not a medication but from nature.
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55555 Product1335 Lucille from Ventura, CA
Purchased on 3/18/2012
Reviewed on 4/8/2012
Peppermint caps
Both Acaica and peppermint caps have helped me for years. I'm a food coach and MFT and have given my patients the caps to try with great positive results. Thank you so much. Lucille
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333 Product1314 Jeannie from Monument, CO
Purchased on 3/14/2012
Reviewed on 4/4/2012
I can't seem to get this capsule not to break up in my stomach
I have gastritis. This capsule does'nt make it to my gut before my stomach acid gets a hold of it. One thing I have tried is to be very still once I take the capsule but that is not always possible. Any recommendations?
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Heather says:
Hi, Jeannie!

There are a few things we have found that help to prevent this from happening.

1)Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2)The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3)Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they’ll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4)You shouldn’t take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

Of course if you are unable to take the peppermint oil capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle. Just mail them to the address below with enough information so I can find you in our database. We will process a credit to your card and send you a confirmation email once the transaction has been completed.

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S. Washington St.
Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98104

Hope this was helpful,

Joanna Robinson

Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1306 Stephen from McLean, VA
Purchased on 3/13/2012
Reviewed on 4/3/2012
Fantastic Product
I've suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. My symptoms were manageable, and I did not seek treatment at first. But recently, they became debilitating. My doctors were unhelpful and so I sought alternative treatment. This product allows me to remain productive and pain free. I take it shortly before a meal and it eliminates the embarrassing effects of IBS. I bring the peppermint caps with me wherever I go now. I wouldn't want to leave without them. Purchase this product -- you will not regret it. It's changed my life.
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55555 Product1296 Catherine from Portland, OR
Purchased on 3/12/2012
Reviewed on 4/2/2012
great stuff, relieves within an hour of consumption
I have tried all forms of pain relief from muscle relaxers to tylenol with codine. This stuff is amazing used along with a heating pad on the tummy and lower back, wherever the pain may be.
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55555 Product1292 Norma from Smithville, TN
Purchased on 3/11/2012
Reviewed on 4/1/2012
I love this. can't get it anywhere. perfect for my problem.
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1 Product1287 Kevin from Falls Church, VA
Purchased on 3/7/2012
Reviewed on 3/30/2012
Haven't noticed any difference
Haven't noticed any difference
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Heather says:
Hi there!

I'm so sorry to hear you haven't found the Peppermint Capsules helpful.

Below are a few tips about how best to take the Peppermint Capsules.

1)Take the peppermint capsules on an empty stomach an hour before the meal to allow them time to reach the intestines and dissolve before the food arrives. Taking them too close to meal time can be problematic for people with reflux. HOWEVER! There are some people (I'm actually one of them) who have problems with the caps when they wait the full hour before they eat. If you previously took the cap on an empty stomach, and waited an hour before eating, and still had problems, you might be one of those people. In that case, try taking a cap on an empty stomach just 5-10 minutes before eating, and see if that works better for you.

2)The peppermint caps should not be taken during or after a meal because the food will block them from reaching the intestines and this could cause them to dissolve in the stomach.

3)Drinking only enough liquid to swallow the capsules seems to help them pass through without dissolving in the stomach. The enteric coating makes them resistant to stomach acid, but they are still water soluble. Limiting the amount of liquid they’ll be floating around in will help them reach their destination.


4)You shouldn’t take them at the same time as any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) designed to lower the stomach acid. Lowering the stomach acid makes the enteric coating less likely to work (remember it is resistant to high acid). For folks who need to take these medications, what we came up with is taking the peppermint caps about an hour before you take the acid lowering/blocking medication. This will give them a better chance of making it down to the intestines where they will dissolve and start to take effect without affecting the upper GI.

I hope this helps. Of course if you are completely unsatisfied with the Peppermint Capsules, please feel free to return them even if you have used part of the bottle.

Best regards,

Joanna Robinson

Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1278 Melissa from Irvine, CA
Purchased on 3/7/2012
Reviewed on 3/28/2012
Excellent product!
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55555 Product1247 Lewis from Castaic, CA
Purchased on 3/2/2012
Reviewed on 3/24/2012
great product
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55555 Product1220 Carol from Vermillion, SD
Purchased on 2/29/2012
Reviewed on 3/21/2012
I have found your products to be the best on s sensitive colon.
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22 Product1221 Gerry from Leland, NC
Purchased on 2/29/2012
Reviewed on 3/21/2012
Not taking
pretty much instant belching and burning. My Dr. does not want me to take them.
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Heather says:
Hi, Gerry!

I'm so sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with the Peppermint Capsules. Feel free to return them for a full refund. Simply mail them to the address below and we will credit your card as soon as your return is processed.

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S. Washington St.
Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98104

Also, I noticed you were not completely satisfied with the speed of delivery. According to our records, your order shipped on March 2nd and arrived on March 6th. Please let me know of any issues surrounding your delivery and I will gladly work to make sure they are resolved for future orders.

Best regards,

Joanna Robinson

Heather's Tummy Care Representative

55555 Product1201 Susan from Mechanicsburg, PA
Purchased on 2/28/2012
Reviewed on 3/20/2012
great--no pain since it's inception
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55555 Product1203 Sue from Dayton, TN
Purchased on 2/28/2012
Reviewed on 3/20/2012
love mint caps
I showed my Dr. the Mint Caps and he said that as long as they help, he was all for it. I gave him some information on your site, that I had printed, he said he planned to pass along my success with it to other patients. He said that he had read up on the mint teas and capsules and agreed that they were worth a try for everyone, if they helped he was very pleased. I plan to try your diet also, and more of your products, do you think these would be helpful for Diverticulitis (I also, was blessed with this along with IBS). I love the mint capsules. Thank you Heather.
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55555 Product1213 Johanne from Switzerland
Purchased on 1/15/2012
Reviewed on 3/20/2012
Many many thanks for all you have done for me in the past and for the future.
Dear Heather’s Tummy Care, I am completely satisfied with your service and speed of delivery and helpful answers when needed. I have been using Acacia Senegal Tummy fiber pouches for nearly 6 years now and take it 4 times a day before each meal and just before bed-time as recommended. I know it is keeping me stable. I buy a new tin to replace an old one once in a while. The Tummy Tamers Pepperrmint Caps I take 3 times a day and know they help me get through the day. I shall soon be ordering another delivery. It is helpful to have dates on all your products as well as the information about them. Both products are lifesavers for me plus your news letters. I cannot finish this message without letting you know that I have done the hypnotherapy couse twice and plan on listening to some of the tapes again in the near future. The course was amazing in how it changed my mind and helped me through times of stress which does seem to be a major problem for me. There is always something stressfull happening in my life.I am happy to contribute to your reviews and must let you know that I have both your books and your peppermint tea as well.Many many thanks for all you have done for me in the past and for the future. Best regaards, Dear Heather’s Tummy Care, I am completely satisfied with your service and speed of delivery and helpful answers when needed. I have been using Acacia Senegal Tummy fiber pouches for nearly 6 years now and take it 4 times a day before each meal and just before bed-time as recommended. I know it is keeping me stable. I buy a new tin to replace an old one once in a while. The Tummy Tamers Pepperrmint Caps I take 3 times a day and know they help me get through the day. I shall soon be ordering another delivery. It is helpful to have dates on all your products as well as the information about them. Both products are lifesavers for me plus your news letters. I cannot finish this message without letting you know that I have done the hypnotherapy couse twice and plan on listening to some of the tapes again in the near future. The course was amazing in how it changed my mind and helped me through times of stress which does seem to be a major problem for me. There is always something stressfull happening in my life.I am happy to contribute to your reviews and must let you know that I have both your books and your peppermint tea as well.Many many thanks for all you have done for me in the past and for the future. Best regaards, Johanne
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55555 Product1160 Adele from Montreal, QC
Purchased on 1/31/2012
Reviewed on 3/13/2012
product review
Great results in managing my Ibs symptoms with Heather's Help for Ibs products, thanks!
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4444 Product1149 Leslie from White Plains, NY
Purchased on 2/13/2012
Reviewed on 3/11/2012
Good Product Overall...!
...and nice fresh Peppermint breath too!
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55555 Product1136 Lori from Columbia, MO
Purchased on 2/15/2012
Reviewed on 3/8/2012
I've been using peppermint caps for use. Fantastic product!
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55555 Product1117 Ana from Ballwin, MO
Purchased on 2/15/2012
Reviewed on 3/7/2012
Love the idea of having something for pain that is not prescription and non addictive and nonopoid. I am a nurse and not able to take Donnatel so the peppermint capsules work great for me..
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55555 Product1074 Donna from Archbald, PA
Purchased on 2/13/2012
Reviewed on 3/5/2012
It has made such a difference in my 15 year old daughters life:)
I had this supplement ok'd by both our primary care doctor and nutritionist. My daughter takes it 15 minutes before each meal..we even got a doctor order for her to take it in school before lunch. It has made the world in difference in how she is feeling...she has missed very little school since starting this and has only had to take the anti spasmatic prescription meds a few times per week instead of three times a day! Thank you...we will never go without again!
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55555 Product1080 Frank from lake isabella, CA
Purchased on 2/12/2012
Reviewed on 3/5/2012
great product
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55555 Product1064 Terry from Sweetwater, NJ
Purchased on 2/12/2012
Reviewed on 3/4/2012
I ues this product with each meal and it is very helpful!
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55555 Product1069 Pamela from Sarasota, FL
Purchased on 2/12/2012
Reviewed on 3/4/2012
Peppermint caps review
I don't know what I'd do without the peppermint caps! I rely on them to keep my stomach feeling calm & not nauseated & it works 100% of the time.
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55555 Product1044 Jan from Santa Clara, CA
Purchased on 1/31/2012
Reviewed on 2/28/2012
Love the peppermint it really has made a difference.
I would like to know when you will be offering senior discounts. I am retiring this year and will be living on a fixed income. I'm 62 and raising my 7 year old grandson by myself. Can you help out all your senior customers????
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Jan - Thanks for your kind comments! We do offer special discounts to all of our regular customers. Every month we have specials available through our customer newsletter, which you can subscribe to for free via email. That will give you promo codes for different products, free shipping specials, and more. You can also call toll free at any time 866 640 4942 and ask what our current sales and specials are.

I was raised by my grandparents, and a great many of my IBS-friendly recipes come from my grandmother's wonderful home cooking. Your grandson is so lucky to have you!

Best,
Heather

55555 Product1025 Beverly from Boynton Beach, FL
Purchased on 2/4/2012
Reviewed on 2/25/2012
These pills are helping me tremendously. Thanks.
I have been having problems for years with my stomach. Now I know I have IBS and your diet and pills and tea. I am following your diet, taking the pills and drinking the tea, and I have seen a great improvement in my suffering. I am very happy to have found your site, and will continue to follow your diet.
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4444 Product1027 Laurie from Brainerd, MN
Purchased on 2/4/2012
Reviewed on 2/25/2012
I'm appreciative of any product that helps IBS!
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55555 Product1031 Delores from williamsburg, VA
Purchased on 2/4/2012
Reviewed on 2/25/2012
The Peppermint caps are helping. Thank you.
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4444 Product1033 Karla from BONAIRE, GA
Purchased on 2/4/2012
Reviewed on 2/25/2012
still have a few problems but has helped
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1 Product1020 Robert from Mason City, IL
Purchased on 2/3/2012
Reviewed on 2/24/2012
product did not do what I hoped for.
Immediately caused upset stomach and loose bowels.
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Heather says:
Hi Robert - I am so sorry this happened. The capsules are enteric coated so they will pass through your stomach intact and dissolve in your intestines. They should not dissolve in your stomach at all, and certainly should not cause loose bowels (they should actually be helpful for this, and preventing/relieving urgency and diarrhea).

Did you take a capsule on an empty stomach with just enough cool water to swallow? The enteric coating is acid resistant but water soluble, so if you take the cap with a lot of water, or if it sits too long in your stomach because your stomach is full, the capsule can eventually dissolve. We've also found the enteric coating is particularly susceptible to hot water, so you don't want to take the capsules with tea or another hot beverage.

If you are simply unable to take the caps, please do feel free to return them for a full refund at any time, open bottles or not, to:

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S Washington St #304
Seattle, WA 98104

You may be able to tolerate the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead of the capsules. The tea is not as concentrated as the caps, but it will work more quickly, whereas the caps are best as a preventative. You can also use the tea on a full stomach, whereas the caps must be taken on an empty stomach.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product1015 Dawn from NEWLAND, NC
Purchased on 1/31/2012
Reviewed on 2/23/2012
So glad that I found Helpforibs.com
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55555 Product1004 Mark from Royal Oaks, CA
Purchased on 2/1/2012
Reviewed on 2/22/2012
very happy
I'm pretty sure that I spoke with Heather when I placed my order--The product is excellent and Heather is very nice and helpful--I will be an ongoing repeat customer and recommend Heather's Tummy Care with every opportunity I get,mjp
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4444 Product1011 Mike from Tauranga,
Purchased on 1/11/2012
Reviewed on 2/22/2012
Helps with IBS
I have used Peppermint caps for about 12 months now, and find they do seem to help with my IBS.
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1 Product991 Judy from corpus christi, TX
Purchased on 1/31/2012
Reviewed on 2/21/2012
CAUSED MAJOR INDIGESTION PROBLEMS
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Judy - I'm so sorry you cannot tolerate the caps. Peppermint is a very strong anti-spasmodic, which is great for relaxing the lower bowel but can also relax the esophageal sphincter in the upper GI tract, and allow reflux.

Please feel free to return them for a full refund at any time, open bottles or not, to:

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S Washington St #304
Seattle, WA 98104

You may be able to tolerate the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead of the capsules. The tea is not as concentrated as the caps, but it will work more quickly, whereas the caps are best as a preventative. You can also use the tea on a full stomach, whereas the caps must be taken on an empty stomach.

If you can't use peppermint at all, the Fennel Tummy Tea will have some anti-spasmodic effect, and will not affect heartburn at all.

Best,
Heather

55555 Product999 Martha from Myrtle Beach, SC
Purchased on 1/31/2012
Reviewed on 2/21/2012
This product is the best and your company has such a great deal on it.
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55555 Product1001 Audrey from Festus, MO
Purchased on 1/31/2012
Reviewed on 2/21/2012
This product works better than prescription drugs for my carcinoid syndrome.
Rather than IBS, I suffer from symptoms caused by hormonal secretions from a rare carcinoid tumor of the small intestine. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of IBS - diarrhea, gas, intestinal spasms, etc. Your products relieve these better than prscription drugs I have tried.
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55555 Product987 Alicia from Buena Park, CA
Purchased on 1/29/2012
Reviewed on 2/19/2012
Great product !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 'works good !!
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55555 Product982 Lori from Vancouver, BC
Purchased on 1/5/2012
Reviewed on 2/18/2012
Love this!!
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55555 Product963 Ed from port matilda, PA
Purchased on 1/26/2012
Reviewed on 2/16/2012
real good product.
worked for me.
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55555 Product964 David from Apple Valley, MN
Purchased on 1/26/2012
Reviewed on 2/16/2012
The best treatment for IBS
After reading the following article: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/peppermint-000269.htm, I decided to look for an enteric coated product and found Heather's Tummy Tamers. Although i am a male, this product is so effective that I do not care that it comes in a girly bottle. It works for me and it works well. I take it once or twice a day except that I sometimes take an extra dose when I have an upcomming stressful meeting (then I take a dose as soon as the symptoms start). Before Heather's Tummy Tamers I had occasional heart burn and I was concerned that this would make it worse. That has not been the case. Over the last month and a half of using this, I have had no heartburn. I do not like the taste of peppermint, and with these although I get a calming feel of mint in my chest and stomach, I do not get a mouthful of peppermint flavor. Liked the effect so much had my Dr. (Gastroenterologist) write a script for it - so I can claim it under FSA/HSA reimbursments.
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55555 Product965 Karen from Glenbush, SK
Purchased on 1/5/2012
Reviewed on 2/16/2012
helps a lot with the pain
I only take one tablet per day - in the morning.
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55555 Product955 Claire from Harpswell, ME
Purchased on 1/23/2012
Reviewed on 2/14/2012
Peppermint Oil Capsules
I have just started using this product and so far I feel they are working for me. thanks to ALL of Heather's Products I am feeling so much better.
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1 Product948 Robin from Charleston, WV
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 2/12/2012
Not good.
I took the tablet on an empty stomach with a small sip of water. I immediately started burping and basically burped all day. I've never had problems with heartburn.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Robin - Thank you very much for your feedback. Typically the folks who can't tolerate peppermint oil capsules are already prone to heartburn or reflux, but not always. Peppermint is a very strong anti-spasmodic, which is great for relaxing the lower bowel but can also relax the esophageal sphincter in the upper GI tract, and allow reflux.

I'm so sorry you cannot tolerate the caps. Please feel free to return them for a full refund at any time, open bottles or not, to:

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S Washington St #304
Seattle, WA 98104

You may be able to tolerate the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead of the capsules. The tea is not as concentrated as the caps, but it will work more quickly, whereas the caps are best as a preventative. You can also use the tea on a full stomach, whereas the caps must be taken on an empty stomach.

If you can't use peppermint at all, the Fennel Tummy Tea will have some anti-spasmodic effect, and will not affect heartburn at all.

My apologies,
Heather

55555 Product927 Fran from san francisco, CA
Purchased on 1/18/2012
Reviewed on 2/8/2012
Great product; helps with spasms and urgency. No burping either!
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55555 Product886 Jeanne-Marie from Santa Rosa, CA
Purchased on 1/14/2012
Reviewed on 2/4/2012
Would never go a day without them.
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4444 Product887 Juliet from Pownal, VT
Purchased on 1/14/2012
Reviewed on 2/4/2012
effective product for taming IBS
I have constipation IBS, which is triggered by stress. This product seems to make me more comfortable. I can tell it's working because I burp peppermint. Then I think "Okay, now we're getting somewhere." I recommend this product.
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55555 Product881 Donna from Dublin, OH
Purchased on 1/13/2012
Reviewed on 2/3/2012
I tried these caps for the first time and they are wonderful!! I cannot believe how much they helped me. Your website and products are life savers!
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333 Product882 Sarah from Caseyville, IL
Purchased on 1/13/2012
Reviewed on 2/3/2012
Burped alot
I could taste the stuff after I took it. I burped alot and it seemed it came back into my throat. Did not like it. I still have one unopened bottle and half of the other. Can these be returned?
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Sarah - I'm so sorry to hear this. The peppermint oil capsules are a very strong anti-spasmodic, and sometimes people who are prone to heartburn just cannot tolerate them, even when they are used as directed. Please feel free to return them for a full refund at any time, open bottles or not, to:

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S Washington St #304
Seattle, WA 98104

You may be able to tolerate the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead of the capsules. If you can't use peppermint at all, the Fennel Tummy Tea will have some anti-spasmodic effect, and will not affect heartburn at all.

My apologies,
Heather

4444 Product874 Judy from Florence, SC
Purchased on 1/11/2012
Reviewed on 2/2/2012
Works well. Sometimes pops in my stomach and I don't like the taste of peppermint. Works well.
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55555 Product877 Heather from Georgetown, ON
Purchased on 12/22/2011
Reviewed on 2/2/2012
This product has made a huge difference in my quality of life. Before I had cramps so bad some days that I couldn't leave the house. Now, it hardly ever happens.
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55555 Product864 Steve from Encino, CA
Purchased on 1/11/2012
Reviewed on 2/1/2012
One before every meal helps keep my digestive system calm and soothed.
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55555 Product869 Michele from Versailles, KY
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 2/1/2012
Excellent product - have used for several years. Thanks for your books and newsletters!
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55555 Product856 Cheryl from St. Louis, MO
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 1/31/2012
very helpful in combating bloating and gas
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4444 Product857 Karen from Ashland City, TN
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 1/31/2012
So far I am very pleased with this product and plan on buying it again. I am not having any pain or bloating since I have started the pepermint caps.
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4444 Product859 Louise from MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 1/31/2012
These pills have help me so much. Thanks for the help!
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55555 Product861 Matt from Middleton, MA
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 1/31/2012
Product does its job, is a life saver. Delivery time is slow, could be improved.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Matt - I'm so sorry the peppermint caps did not reach you more quickly. They did ship out on time on Wednesday, January 11, the day after you placed your order. Normally shipments take 2-5 days to be received, so I would have expected you to receive your order Saturday the 15th or Monday the 16th at the latest. But, because Monday was MLK day and a postal holiday, my guess is that added an extra day onto your delivery time, which is why you ended up receiving them on Tuesday the 17th.

If you ever need us to send something out to you the same day instead of next day, we can almost always do that for you. Just call our toll free number 866 640 4942 and ask us, we'll make sure to get your order out that same day.

My apologies,
Heather

55555 Product863 Marcia from Haymarket, VA
Purchased on 1/10/2012
Reviewed on 1/31/2012
Great service and products
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1 Product853 Deborah from Coquitlam, BC
Purchased on 12/19/2011
Reviewed on 1/30/2012
I tossed it
It caused heartburn and nausea. I took it for two weeks thinking it would get better. All day long it repeated on me. Unfortunately it did not help my gas and bloating symptoms.
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Heather says: Feedback Rating
Hi Deborah - I'm so sorry to hear this. The peppermint oil capsules are a very strong anti-spasmodic, and sometimes people who are prone to heartburn just cannot tolerate them, even when they are used as directed. Please feel free to return them for a full refund at any time, open bottles or not, to:

Heather's Tummy Care
80 S Washington St #304
Seattle, WA 98104

You may be able to tolerate the Peppermint Tummy Tea instead of the capsules. If you can't use peppermint at all, the Fennel Tummy Tea will have some anti-spasmodic effect, and will not affect heartburn at all.

My apologies,
Heather

55555 Product840 Elizabeth from saugus, MA
Purchased on 1/7/2012
Reviewed on 1/28/2012
I am always very pleased with my purchases
everything i have ordered from this site has be