Is the goal to feel the heat or is it just to get it in?
I made oil/fresh habanero 'sauce' which I keep in the fridge. I use about 2 T daily in almost everything I eat. When I use it in hot water, or eat it with raw apples or bananas, I use very little because it burns like crazy and gives me stomach pain soon after I swallow it.
When I eat it with avocado or anything fatty, the mouth heat fades quickly and I don't get the pain in my esophagus, or wherever it is.
Today I almost threw up a few minutes after drinking a little.
The supermarket cayenne I have now seems as mild as cinnamon, so I've made some progress into the world of heat. But I don't seem to be making progress with the habanero sauce, since it's been about 10 days and I'm getting the same effects as I did at the beginning.
Even the supermarket cayenne gave me this reaction. Any one use it this way? Is there a better way? I eat mostly raw foods and virtually no condiments, so I can't use it the way some people do.