Heartburn (Acid Reflux)

What is acid reflux ?

Millions of people in the UK are affected by heartburn and, according to the NHS, about 1 in 5 people are thought to experience at least one episode of heartburn (acid reflux) a week. Heartburn occurs when acid in the stomach makes it way back up the oesophagus. The lining of the oesophagus then becomes irritated by the acid, causing heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux.

Common symptoms include:

  • Acidic taste in mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Bloating
  • Excessive burping
  • Burning sensation in stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Bad breath
There are usually two reasons why acid goes back up the oesophagus - the levels of acid in the stomach are either too high, or too low. Excess levels of acid can be caused by too much histamine. Histamine, more commonly known for its' role in allergic reactions, is used to stimulate the production of acid in the stomach. Too much histamine can produce too much acid. Ammonium, a toxic by-product of protein breakdown neutralises acid, increasing the pH level of the stomach. When acid levels are low, food is improperly digested and is pushed back up the oesophagus along with stomach acid.

How does Toxaprevent help?

Toxaprevent absorbs and eliminates substances which can increase or decrease the pH levels of the stomach, such as histamine and ammonium. This ensures the acid level doesn't go too low, nor does it go too high. Instead, Toxaprevent acts as a pH buffer, which optimises stomach acid levels.

Recommendation

Stir the contents of one Toxaprevent PLUS sachet into 300ml of water and drink daily, ideally at night. Another sachet may be taken in the morning, if required.