Prescription Drugs

A new study says the drugs many take for acid reflux and excess stomach acid may be worse for you than the disease itself.

In fact, stomach acid drugs have now been linked to an early death.

The study, published in a recent edition of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, concludes that stomach acid plays a crucial role in stopping infections in the body.

The problem?

According to Fox News, medications that suppress the production of stomach acid… make people more susceptible to complications of gastrointestinal infections, including raising the risk of dying.

Are you trying to figure out how to get rid of acid reflux with a natural alternative or just exploring options?  If so, you may have seen or heard of a ‘natural remedy’ for acid reflux called d-Limonene, a compound extracted from the rinds of citrus fruits. While it seems strange that an extract derived from a common trigger could help relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, some believe it can do just that.

Researchers aren’t sure why d-Limonene seems to improve heartburn symptoms. Some theorize that d-Limonene may coat the lining of the esophagus and stomach, protecting them from the effects of gastric acid exposure. Others theorize that d-Limonene supports healthy peristalsis, which helps keep the esophagus clear of the stomach contents.

D-Limonene is readily available online and in health food stores in the forms of tablets, capsules, and liquid extracts. The typical dose is 1,000 mg per capsule, although the exact dose depends on the age and condition of the person taking it.  Many heartburn sufferers take one 1000-mg capsule of d-Limonene every other day for 20 days to see if it improves their symptoms; however, you should always check with your health care provider to determine what works best for you.


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