I didn't like the cayenne either so I tried the capsules. If nothing else, I wouldn't use them again because they seemed to make my chest feel like it was burning. Maybe it is because the capsules are so much stronger in one dose versus taking cayenne in your lemonade a little bit all day long. Also, I made the lemonade with limes just to mix it up every now and again... and the taste of the cayenne in the lime juice is hard to detect. It is so much better than with the lemons. It's like the lemons made the cayenne have a stronger flavor. Anyway, it's something to think about. And I'm almost positive that I read in the Master-Cleanse book that you are allowed to use limes.