I never had much luck with the capsules. I just wound up passing little capsules shaped bits of poo. I agree the drink is unpleasant, but the psyllium needs to be in solution to really do its best work. Try mixing the drink with some apple juice to get some flavor to counteract the texture. In addition, natural unfiltered apple juice has pectin that helps speed the Colon Cleanse without harsh stimulant herbs or dehydrating magnesium. After you take the psyllium drink follow up with a glass of water with fresh lemon juice in it to help cleanse the mouth and throat. Be sure and drink plenty of water throughout the day when doing a fiber cleanse. If you feel a little constipated cut out the Bentonite or reduce the amount you take daily. A cup of hot lemon water in the morning helps stimulate both the bowels and liver.