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The Danger of Antacids and What You Should Do Instead

Under normal conditions, the digestive process -- where good health begins and ends -- should move along quietly and proficiently. But even in relatively healthy people, every once in a while something happens deep down that indicates cause for alarm. Whether it's a burning sensation in the stomach or a cramped, bloated feeling, it's nonetheless an unpleasant phenomenon telling you something is not quite right.

So what do you do? Unfortunately, what many Americans intuitively do is reach for an over-the-counter antacid -- a compound that absorbs and neutralizes stomach acid to provide temporary relief of occasional indigestion and heartburn.

Commercial antacids can cause health issues to your stomach lining, kidneys, esophagus, heart and more. Instead opt for a natural approach that works with your body, such as Acid Defense discussed below.

But opting for any old antacid is a BIG mistake, as improperly caring for digestive problems can actually worsen the very condition you are striving to remedy. In fact, many commercial antacids contain toxic ingredients -- aluminum and artificial colors and sweeteners -- which not only disrupt digestion, but also alter the structure and function of stomach lining cells and cause adverse side effects including:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

Additionally, taking too much of an antacid over a short period of time, or using antacids frequently over a long period (weeks, months or years) can cause irreparable harm to your heart, kidneys and bones. Even if antacids are used occasionally and in moderation, they can still have detrimental health effects on people with special medical conditions.

Antacids can also mask a more serious problem, such as an ulcer or esophageal cancer if taken for extended periods of time without a diagnosis.

So What Should You Do?

Close to $1 billion per year is being spent by Americans on popular over-the-counter antacids. Commercial antacid products such as Maalox and Mylanta relieve symptoms by blocking the production of acid in the stomach; however, stomach acid is critical for proper digestion.

A key tenet of a natural approach to health is to avoid products that merely "patch over" symptoms. In this case, "patching over" the symptoms not only does nothing to address the underlying cause, but as discussed it can actually lead to a worsening of the condition!

That is why, if you experience heartburn, acid indigestion or upper GI distress, we highly recommend an approach that provides relief while also building and supporting your digestive health rather than block acid production. And that's why we highly recommend -- and now offer to you at an exceptional price -- "Acid Defense" by Garden of Life.

Garden of Life, as likely many readers know, is one of the most respected makers of supplements for their commitment to the highest natural purity products -- and their strong (and documented) commitment to testing their products to prove their effectiveness! (Unfortunately far too few supplement makers go through such extensive testing on their products -- in large part because they are not required to -- which is why we urge consumers to be very careful when it comes to choosing supplement brands.)

A Product that Works With Your Body's Natural Processes!

  • Helps to Restore Natural Alkaline pH
  • Assists In Reducing Acidity
  • Soothing to the Stomach and Digestive Tract
  • Alkalizing Minerals from Goat's Milk Whey
  • "Live" Stomach Soothe™ Enzyme Blend
  • Helps Reduce Heartburn and Acid Indigestion
  • Provides over 20 Naturally Occurring Minerals
  • 33:1 Organic Vegetable Juice Concentrates
  • Contains no artificial colors or preservatives.
  • 360 Grams Powder Size (approx. 30 servings)

Read Acid Defense Q&A & Nutrition Facts Now

See Special Price & Order Now!

The Acid Defense supplement is a natural, alkalinizing formula designed to support digestive health. Acid Defense's super-alkalinizing ingredients help rapidly restore your body's proper pH and provide reinforcement for alkaline reserves. It provides an excellent source of electrolytes, containing a blend of live enzymes, neutralizing minerals and probiotics from goat's milk whey.

Maintaining a balanced pH is the most important metabolic function your body performs, aside from breathing and maintaining a heartbeat. Ingredients such as barley, beet and carrot juice support this vital function by providing naturally occurring potassium, calcium, magnesium and other alkalinizing components that soothe the stomach and enhance digestive health.

Unlike commercial antacids that can produce unwanted side effects, Acid Defense supplement is safe for daily usage with no known side effects. Garden of Life's proprietary Poten-Zyme™ fermentation process ensures maximum absorption and delivery of nutrients.

You can read more about Acid Defense and take advantage of the exceptional price now. Whatever you decide, if you want to avoid a permanent belly ache (and headache!), we urge you to think twice about falling into the "conventional antacid trap."


Garden of Life: 2004 Product Catalog (6,7)

Jackson Gastreoenterology

Catholic Healthcare West

Family Haven Health and Nutrition Center


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