Finally, an All-Natural and safe help for the symptoms of GERD, Heartburn,
Acid Reflux, Sour Stomach, Bloating, and Gas*
How does Acid Reducer with Enzymes from LifeSource Vitamins work in the stomach
to provide relief?
Our Acid Reducer with
Enzymes has a soothing influence on the smooth muscle, esophageal mucosa (mucus
membranes) and blood vessels of the gastrointestinal system (GI) by buffering
the hydrochloric acid secretions that cause the irritation experienced by those
with GERD or acid reflux. LifeSource’s Acid Reducer with Enzymes does not treat
GERD or acid reflux disease, but does relieve the symptoms. The
acid-neutralizing composition of our Acid Reducer includes is loaded with enzymes
as well as the longer acting alkaline mineral calcium carbonate that will help
neutralize the acid produced by the stomach, slow down the digestion of food
and encourages the complete digestion of our food. These alkaline minerals are
effective in directly reducing stomach acidity. This product is equally helpful
in reducing the acidity of orange and tomato juice, as well as caffeinated
beverages like coffee and tea.*
The proper low pH (acidity) in the stomach should not be confused with the
overall pH of the body. This is sometimes assessed by urinating on a pH test
strip with the first urination of the morning. This test approximates the pH of
the bloodstream as a means of assessing the body’s reserves of alkaline,
buffering minerals, which affects a wide range of health factors, including
bone health. This is about metabolic pH, not stomach acid or foods that taste
Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn, is caused when digestive
acids flow up from the stomach and into the esophagus. The esophagus, located
in the heart region of the chest, becomes irritated with a burning sensation.
There are lesser known symptoms other than heartburn for acid reflux as well:
gas, bloating, flatulence and even apparently unrelated symptoms such as
chronic dry coughing, sour or bitter mouth between meals, trouble swallowing,
hoarseness, and wheezing.
Acid reflux usually occurs from a failure of the lower esophageal sphincter
(LES) to contract after swallowing food, thus allowing stomach acids to come up
toward and into the esophagus.
This muscular failure to contract can be from several situations, including
obesity, lying down after meals, eating just before bedtime, eating
disagreeable processed fried foods, and over eating. Excess caffeine or alcohol
can weaken the LES and induce occasional or reoccurring acid reflux.
Hiatal hernia, where the diaphragm muscle protrudes over the top of the
stomach, is another contributing factor to acid reflux. If acid reflux occurs
often on a regular basis, the condition becomes gastroesophageal reflux disease
(GERD), which can develop into cancer of the esophagus if ignored. Read more on
What is GERD?
Hydrochloric acid is
secreted due to chemical signals in the stomach. This digestive acid secretion
is one of the links in the chain of events necessary for proper digestion of
food. Some people overproduce stomach acid and suffer from occasional heartburn
when they consume certain acid-stimulating foods and beverages.
A more serious condition is called GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease).
GERD is a syndrome caused by a dysfunctional lower esophageal sphincter that
permits an upward flow of gastric hydrochloric acid into the esophagus. In
other words, the top of the stomach fails to close properly and allows stomach
acid to escape upwards. This abnormal upward flow of gastric acid causes
burning and continual erosion of the esophageal tissue. This can happen even if
the stomach lacks enough acid to properly digest proteins and minerals, and is
sometimes caused by food intolerance, stress or other factors.
Is LifeSource Vitamins Acid Reducer as effective in buffering hydrochloric acid
as some other over the counter products?
Laboratory testing comparing our Acid Reducer to four major
over-the-counter brands of antacids has shown that Acid Reducer is faster
acting in its ability to neutralize a hydrochloric acid solution of pH 2.20.
Its stronger “base nature” (alkalinity) initiates the buffering effect on the
H+ ions (positive hydrogen), allowing the neutralizing effect to react quickly
and over a longer period of time for extended relief.*
Is Acid Reducer like the prescription proton pump inhibitors that stop the
secretion of gastric acid in the stomach?
No, LifeSource Vitamins Acid Reducer is not a proton or gastric acid pump
inhibitor. It does inhibit the production of gastrin (the hormone that
stimulates the production of gastric juice), as proton pump inhibitors do.
Over the counter (OTC) or prescribed medications lead to other
problems, we have a solution that will have no side effects.
LifeSource Vitamins Acid Reducer with Enzymes - Heartburn Relief,
is All Natural a non-toxic and non-addicting relief. Supports the body's
defenses, reduces stomach acid, and helps with GERD and Heartburn safely,
powerfully and effectively. Simply put, it works! Healthily Sweetened with Xylitol.
LifeSource Vitamins product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in
the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing
Made in the USA, with ALL USA Ingredients!
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*Disclaimer: None of
the above statements have been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not
intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As always, consult
your physician before taking any and all supplements. LifeSource Vitamins.
Individual results may vary.
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founder of LifeSource Vitamins Bruce Brightman, and the entire team at
LifeSource Vitamins whose relentless research and studies have been ongoing on
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