I've been suffering with acid reflux disease for about
a year now. First tried the all natural route by taking DGL (Which is a form of licorice but the harmful ingredient is removed for those suffering from High Blood Pressure Like I am) It did not work after 3 months. I next tried Orange Peel extract from whole foods- it did not work either and made the acid worse. Next I tried Prilosec- an OTC med and it did work but cannot be taken long term due to severe side effects. My doc now has me on an OTC med called Zantac- it does not work well and I am very frustrated. I heard about
aloecure and have been taking it for 3 days- so far it has helped "smooth out" the acid in my stomach- but it's not cheap. It costs $5.00 for a bottle that will last about
a week. It's taken twice a day- as far as taste I'd say it doen't taste either bad or good- but it's tolerable. There are times I wake up at night with a burning in my solar plexus and if I take the Aloecure it does smooth out the burning and stop it within a few minutes. I'd rather take this than Zantac because all OTC meds have side effects. I'd rather take aloecure than taking TUMS or ROLAIDS because all the extra calcium can cause kidney stones so I hear. So for now I am taking Aloecure with decent results- will see how it works long-term. The best way to help acid reflux really is to lose weight- I am about
40 pounds over my desired weight and am sure if I can just stop snacking at night and lose the weight I will be fine. A few months ago I dropped 10 lbs and the acid reflux stopped completely but started again when I gained it back. It sucks getting old because it's easy to gain weight!!!