What are Antacid Medications?
Antacids work by neutralising the acid made by your stomach. This neutralisation makes the stomach contents less corrosive.
Antacids ingredients include aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate and magnesium trisilicate.
What we are not told is that this action, in-turn, blocks important enzymes required for proper digestion.
5 Symptoms of Stomach Acid Imbalance
What does Stomach Acid do?
Our stomachs produce a specific amount of acid at a particular pH (1.5 – 3.5). This acid assists with digestion, the breakdown of food and the absorption of vitamins, amino acids and minerals.
The correct amount of acid at the right pH is also a major line of defence; protecting us by killing ingested pathogens and microbes.
Misconception about Gastric Acid Symptoms
It’s a common misconception that acid imbalance symptoms are a result of excess gastric acid. In fact, most of the time, it’s quite the opposite. The problem may be that there isn’t enough stomach acid.
Reaching for that antacid may actually make the problem worse by further reducing the already depleted amount of stomach acid. This exposes us to harmful bacteria, viruses and moulds that are present in our food.
This lack of gastric acid alters the composition of the gut microbiome; in-turn promoting the growth of Enterococcus in the intestines. The delicate balance between the good bacteria and bad bacteria throughout the digestive tract gets severely compromised.
This overgrowth of bad bacteria sets the stage for chronic health conditions to begin to manifest.
10 Side Effects of Prolonged Antacid use
- Digestive disorders
- Nutrient Deficiency
- Nausea & vomiting
- Mood changes
- Loss of appetite
- Hair Loss
- Bone & muscle pain
- Kidney stones
Serious Increased Health Risk
These medications are not getting to the true root of the problem. Instead, they increase the risk of serious complications, such as:
- Increased risk for kidney disease
- Increased risk for heart disease
- Loss of calcium
- Diminished brain function
- Aluminium toxicity
- Increased risk of death
Effective natural remedies for acid imbalance symptoms are affordable & effective without the dangerous side effects.
- Consume an “acid reflux diet”
- Take the correct supplements
- Making the necessary lifestyle changes
BEFORE YOU GO!