The Truth About Acid Reflux Drugs
What do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and Digestive Science Reflux Elimination System have
in common? Well, they’re both designed to reduce the pain of acid reflux. But the former is a
prescription and over-the-counter drug to reduce the discomfort of reflux. The latter is a
natural solution to treat the cause of this common problem.
Building on that, PPIs are linked to a concerning list of side effects and are not safe
for long-term use. Reflux Elimination System, being natural, employs gentle, soothing
ingredients that are clinically proven to treat the real reason you’re having the heartburn,
the regurgitation, the sore throat and nausea.
The reason is lack of digestive enzymes – a common, yet over-looked cause of acid
What is Acid Reflux?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or acid reflux, is a condition in which hydrochloric
(stomach) acid escapes through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that separates the
stomach from the esophagus. Symptoms include:
- ongoing hiccups
- chronic sore throat
- abdominal pain
While most people experience these symptoms sporadically, if they occur more than twice a
week you have acid reflux disease. Risk factors include pregnancy, being overweight, smoking,
eating large meals or lying down after a meal.
Notably, these factors can influence the gastrointestinal system and upset the balance of
stomach acid and enzymes required for the ongoing health of your digestive system. And with
that comes the pain and discomfort of acid reflux.
To treat this problem, many Americans reach for acid reflux medicines, particularly proton
pump inhibitors. But if new studies bear weight, that may not be healthy.
About Proton Pump Inhibitors
PPIs are reflux treatments that inhibit production of stomach acid. Common examples are
Aciphex and Nexium, Prilisec and Protonix.
PPIs are a fast, albeit temporary relief from reflux symptoms, especially heartburn.
But a recent Japanese study suggests that PPIs increase risk of diarrhea caused by the bug
Clostridium difficile, or C. Diff. The reason being that PPIs reduce the
stomach acid that would otherwise kill the bug, which then travels down through the GI tract
and releases toxins that cause diarrhea.
The researchers based these findings on a 2011 study, of approximately 500 hospitalized
patients, of whom more than half had taken PPIs. Their finding? The patients that took PPIs
were three times as likely to experience diarrhea.
And if you use PPIs on a regular basis, there’s worse news than simply being hunched over
a toilet. Evidence suggests that long-term use of PPIs may increase risk of bone fractures by
30%. This, upon studies conducted by researchers in South Korea, who found that prolonged use
of PPIs may reduce the body’s ability to absorb calcium.
Combine these findings with the function of PPIs, being to inhibit production of stomach
acid, which can alter the constitution of the GI tract if used indefinitely, and America’s
$13.6 billion annual habit of proton pump inhibitors may not be a healthy way to treat acid
Especially when there’s a natural, effective, and frankly, healthier way to treat the real
reason you may be bothered by acid reflux.
Why Reflux Elimination System May Be Safer
Digestive Science Reflux Elimination System is a comprehensive, three-part natural therapy
to reduce the pain of acid reflux and jump-start the enzyme renewal process. As well, it’s
formulated with a supplement with the super-food chia, for ongoing health and comfort, to
keep reflux far, far away.
Of course, if you suffer from acid reflux, you know it hurts and you’re looking for pain
relief. There’s plenty of that, with the Acid Control Formula – a dual action formulation
that coats and protects the esophagus from the pain of excess acid where it shouldn’t be and
a system of gentle acid control. No drugs involved. Instead, licorice root, slippery elm and
Reflux Elimination System does not alter the constitution of your GI tract with
suppression of stomach acid. Rather, it stimulates the body to produce digestive enzymes, and
in the process, creates a healthy balance of acid and enzymes in the stomach, for less reflux
and more comfort.
Unlike PPIs, Reflux Elimination System comes with no reported side effects. Diarrhea?
That’s why we’ve got fiber. Bone fractures? Doubtful. Reflux Elimination System is a natural
therapy, for your body and tummy.
Drugs or natural. A temporary fix or lasting relief. PPIs or Reflux Elimination System.