Acid Comfort™ is a unique proprietary formulation of acid buffering agents that can be helpful in the alleviation of occasional acid indigestion.* Acid Comfort™ is an all-natural dietary supplement, containing no artificial flavors or colors.
Hydrochloric acid is secreted due to chemical signals in the gastric parietal cells in the stomach. This digestive acid secretion is one of the links in the chain of events necessary for proper digestion of food. There are those who overproduce these acids and suffer occasional heartburn when they consume certain acid producing foods and beverages. There are many people today that suffer with a more serious condition called GERD (Gastroesophageal 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. This abnormal upward flow of gastric acid causes burning and continual erosion of the esophageal tissue.
Acid Comfort™ has a soothing influence on the smooth muscle, esophageal mucosa 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. The acid neutralizing composition of Acid Comfort™ includes the rapid acting alkaline minerals potassium and magnesium hydroxide as well as the longer lasting alkaline mineral calcium carbonate. These alkaline minerals are effective in reducing stomach acidity. This product is equally helpful to reduce the acidity of orange and tomato juice as well as caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea.
Laboratory testing comparing Acid Comfort™ to 4 other major over the counter brands of antacids has shown that Acid Comfort™ is faster acting in its ability to neutralize a hydrochloric acid solution of pH 2.20 from time zero to one minute after consumption. Its stronger base nature 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.
No, Acid Comfort™ is not a proton or gastric acid pump inhibitor and has no influence on gastric acid secretion via the inhibition of gastrin (control hormone) production.
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