What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Acid Reflux Drugs

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deadly-pillsWhether you suffer from occasional heartburn or acid indigestion, or a burning in your chest and throat that interrupts your sleep and everyday life, what you’re about to read may be the best news you’ve heard in a long time.

And if you’re currently taking a proton-pump inhibitor like Prilosec, Protonix or Nexium (or are considering taking one), what you will learn in the next few minutes could literally save your life. These popular acid-blocking drugs, at best, merely mask the symptoms of acid reflux and do absolutely nothing to address the underlying problem. And what’s much, much worse, is that they have serious — sometimes deadly — consequences that few doctors will ever warn you about, including bone loss[1], nutrient deficiencies[2] and increased risk of life-threatening infections.[3,4]

Even more disturbing is that these drugs have rebound symptoms, meaning they can actually make the problem worse. Plus they can be highly addictive.[5]

With millions of Americans hooked on acid-blocking drugs, I truly believe that someday, we’ll look back on the widespread use of these drugs as one of modern medicine’s most colossal and inexcusable errors.

And considering that there are safe, natural and effective solutions that offer relief from the discomfort of occasional heartburn and acid indigestion, the idea that millions of people think they have no other options for relief is especially troubling.

In my opinion, doctors who don’t discuss these natural options with their patients are committing malpractice.

My name is Joshua Corn, and I’m the Editor-in-Chief of the Live in the Now newsletter, one of the fastest growing natural health publications in the nation. My passion for natural health drives me to seek the truth about the causes of health problems and to educate people on alternative solutions that are both safe and effective.

If you’re struggling with occasional indigestion or other acid-related problems, please keep reading, I have some important information to share with you today. Because you simply don’t have to suffer anymore.

Acid-Blocking Drugs Aren’t As Safe As You’ve Been Told

Did you know that, according to the FDA, the acid-blocking drugs millions of people take day-in and day-out for years to “manage” their reflux symptoms are really only considered safe to take for 2 weeks?[6]

Yet this is a far cry from how these drugs are typically prescribed. They’re given out regularly with never-ending refills, and many people take these dangerous drugs continually for years on end.

Acid-blocking medications account for a huge portion of the pharmaceutical industry’s profits because people are led to believe that they are “effective” at reducing stomach acid secretion by up to 99%. However, there is a gaping and very dangerous hole in this logic.

Let me explain…

The Suprising Truth About Occasional Acid Reflux

Common sense tells us that acid is in our stomachs for a reason. It’s essential for digestion, nutrient absorption, immune health and a wide range of other basic bodily functions. Moreover, it’s a proven fact that acid production declines sharply with age, while acid reflux becomes increasingly common as we grow older.

So if acid reflux is more often associated with declining acid production, how can completely shutting off acid production improve the situation? It can’t.

The fact is, the majority of people who suffer from occasional acid reflux actually have too little stomach acid. Yet this is entirely contrary to what most people — even most doctors — are led to believe.

It’s the GREAT LIE perpetuated by Big Pharma to sell billions of dollars’ worth of addictive, dangerous and sometimes even deadly acid-blocking drugs each year.

You Can End Occasional Heartburn & Acid Indigestion With 3 Proven Natural Solutions

The good news is that you don’t have to rely on Big Pharma’s “solution” to get relief from the discomfort that makes you miserable and keeps you up at night. Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about this, but you simply deserve to have this information.

Research has shown that three natural ingredients have remarkable effectiveness in relieving occasional heartburn and acid indigestion, while helping soothe the mucosal lining of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. The results are fast, the benefits long lasting, and most importantly, you’ll experience no side effects whatsoever.

Acid Relief Solution #1 DGL: The Licorice Soother

You might be familiar with licorice as a sweet flavoring agent, but licorice also has a long history of use as a soother of digestive discomfort. And there’s a special preparation of licorice called deglycyrrhizinated licorice, or DGL for short that is extremely effective at this.

Multiple scientific studies have shown that DGL has the ability to restore the integrity of the esophageal, stomach and intestinal lining by increasing the secretion of protective mucus that lines the gastrointestinal tract. This lining is a key component of the stomach’s defense against the erosive properties of acid, and by increasing mucus production with DGL, your body’s natural protective barrier is strengthened.

One double-blind study compared the benefits of DGL to the conventional approach and found that it was equally as effective when evaluated at both six and twelve weeks of use.[7]

Other clinical trials have demonstrated the benefits of DGL for supporting the integrity of the stomach lining, including one four-week trial that showed that DGL was significantly more effective than a placebo.[8]

While licorice is generally very safe, there’s a common side effect that can be problematic if you choose the wrong form: One of the active compounds it contains can elevate blood pressure. This is not an issue with DGL since this special preparation of licorice has had the blood pressure elevating compound, glycyrrhizin, removed.

In addition, research on a specific form of DGL, called GutGuard®, has shown it can also help with functional dyspepsia, or discomfort in the upper belly or abdomen occurring during or right after eating.[9]

Acid Relief Solution #2 The Healing Power of Slippery Elm

Slippery elm (Ulmas fulva) is an herb famous for its soothing properties. As the name implies, extracts of the bark of the slippery elm tree are often “slippery” due to the fact that its mucilage, found in the inner bark, produces copious amounts of compounds called polysaccharides. These compounds are very similar in nature to the makeup of the mucus in your stomach that protects it from stomach acid and can augment your body’s own mucus production, helping to protect the lining of the esophagus, stomach and intestines.[10]

The polysaccharides found in slippery elm have a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine for helping to soothe and relieve irritated internal tissue along the gastrointestinal tract. Known as a demulcent, slippery elm can also help to promote a healthy inflammatory response in the stomach and intestines, making it a valuable ally for promoting healthy overall digestion in addition to helping with acid problems.[11]

Acid Relief Solution #3: Cooling Aloe Vera

Most people are familiar with the healing properties of aloe vera. If you split open a fresh aloe leaf, you will see the thick, mucus-like gel contained inside. Perhaps you may have applied this gel to irritated skin as a soothing agent. Well, like slippery elm, aloe is also rich in the polysaccharides that help to restore the cells in your esophagus and digestive tract.

While aloe vera has been used historically for a variety of healing purposes, only in recent years have scientists identified specific compounds that may account for its unique ability to soothe and heal tissue.

One study found that aloe vera supplementation resulted in improved intestinal motility and other markers of gastrointestinal health. Study participants reported reduced bloating after meals and reduced flatulence.[12]

Another double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of aloe vera for supporting a healthy inflammatory response in the intestines. Researchers found that oral aloe vera taken for four weeks produced measurable improvements with no side effects.[13]

However, like licorice, the aloe plant has some properties that can come with some unwanted side effects. There is a portion of the aloe leaf referred to as the latex, which acts as a powerful laxative, and you want to find an aloe product that has the latex portion removed to avoid this side effect. ACTIValoe® is one such brand.

My Personal Solution for Occasional Heartburn & Acid Indigestion

I encourage you to try one or more of the three natural solutions I’ve described above. Many people have reported best results when taking all three of these natural remedies together, but at the same time complained about the number of pills and the substantial cost.

That’s when I set out to make an effective all-in-one solution that is convenient and affordable so everyone could get the relief they deserve.

In addition to my work with Live in the Now, I run Stop Aging Now, a company that has been proudly making premium grade supplements for over 20 years.

Working with my Scientific Advisory Board, I developed AcidRelief360® to provide a safe, effective and 100% natural solution for relieving occasional heartburn and acid indigestion. AcidRelief360 combines DGL, slippery elm and aloe vera with two additional herbal digestive soothers: lemon balm and German chamomile to provide powerful relief. Simply take one small, easy-to-swallow pill after your morning and evening meal.

75 mg of GutGuard® DGL: Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) helps to restore the integrity of the esophageal, stomach and intestinal lining by increasing the secretion of protective mucus. Research suggests GutGuard® DGL can help with functional dyspepsia (discomfort in the upper belly or abdomen occurring during or right after eating).

200 mg of Slippery Elm Bark: Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is an herb famous for its soothing properties. As the name implies, extracts of slippery elm are often slippery due to the high content of plant polysaccharides. These polysaccharides can help to soothe irritated internal tissue along the gastrointestinal tract.

50 mg of ACTIValoe® Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is rich in compounds called polysaccharides, which are similar in nature to the makeup of the mucus in your stomach that protects it from stomach acid. It has been ranked as one of the top natural digestive products for years. ACTIValoe® is made using a patented process that removes the laxative properties of aloe and provides more polysaccharides to help soothe the digestive tract.

50 mg of Lemon Balm: Traditionally used as far back as the Middle Ages, lemon balm is considered a calming herb that eases tension, as well as the discomfort of indigestion including gas, nausea and bloating. In addition, lemon balm has the ability to relax smooth muscle, which means that it can help to relieve spasms of the digestive tract.

150 mg of German Chamomile: Chamomile has been used as a natural digestive soother and mild herbal sedative for thousands of years dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The flowers of the chamomile plant contain compounds called mucilages, which have a soothing effect on the lining of the esophagus and other mucus membranes.

Non-Habit-Forming and Side Effect-Free: Unlike acid-blocking drugs, the ingredients in AcidRelief360 do not cause rebound symptoms or any other side effects.

Try It Risk-Free: AcidRelief360 comes with an “any reason” 365-day guarantee. That’s right, take it for up to one year, and return it for a full refund if you don’t like it.

Affordable and Convenient: AcidRelief360 is available for as low as $12.45 per bottle, which is far less expensive than many other similar products on the market. Plus it ships to you for free.

I Want to Do More Than Just Sell You a Bottle

I truly believe that AcidRelief360 will help you put an end to acid problems quickly and permanently — improving your health in more ways than you ever dreamed possible. I’ve had great success using it, and I’m confident that it will work for you too. Even so, I want you to be able to try it out risk-free.

AcidRelief360 comes with an amazing 365-day “any reason” guarantee. That’s right, you have an entire year to try it, and if it doesn’t work for you, it’s FREE. I stand by this product 100%. If you decide that you’re unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us within one year of purchase, for a full “no questions asked” refund. That way, you have nothing to lose.

Order Now and Feel Better Fast!

I’m confident that your problems with occasional heartburn and acid indigestion will improve dramatically within the first few days of using AcidRelief360. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Rapid relief from occasional painful burning in your chest and throat
  • Reduced bloating, belching and abdominal discomfort
  • A soothing effect on your stomach and better overall digestion
  • Better sleep — no more propping your head up in bed!
  • A stronger, more robust immune system
  • More energy and an overall increased sense of vitality

If you’re ready to take control of your occasional heartburn and acid indigestion, I hope you’ll give AcidRelief360 a try!

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