What supplements do you take for GERD?

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Perksie
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 2/1/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I've had mixed results with supplements and wanted to share my findings over the past year. I would like to hear what supplements you had success with, and what you would personally recommend.

I have literally spent thousands over the past year trying various natural herbs.

The following had positive effects:

- Heartburn Free
- Reflux Away
- inner health plus
- Calcium supplement
- chamomile tea

The following had minimal effect:
- mastic gum
- manuka honey
- colloidal silver
- DGL licorice
- Wei Tei 999
- Wei Te Ling
- siberian pine nut oil
- gastratax
- astritin

Precious
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 2/1/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have taken and some still do:

These worked:
Hearthburn free (expensive)
Acid Gone (expensive)
DGL
Chamomile
Throat Coat tea (I can't remember the brand name, got it from Whole Foods)

I still pop a Zantac maybe once or twice a week. I was on Nexium then switched to Prilosec for 1.5 yrs. Then I stopped. The past yr I started having issues again.

I quit drinking carbonated drinks, caffeine, stuff w.tomato or tomato sauce

Hope this helps!

jmak
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 3/7/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Perksie, are you taking any PPI pills at the same time when you try those Natural herbs?

Also, I spent $25 dollar for some manuku honey, but it its not labeled UMF, so I dont know the strength of that one, but it seems the higher (20+) the UMF rating it is, the better the result, how long have you been taking it and which UMF rating is your manuku honey? I am preparing to buy some 25+ UMF manuku honey, so I would like to see what your opinion is before purchasing it.

I am taking Nexium 40g now, Aloe Vera juice and manuku honey at this time.

I think my gastritis or ucler is healing, I still experiencing minor nausea, sore throat tho, I also have pain behind my ear, might be from the acid, not sure. Is it common? I never had heartburn tho.

jmak
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 3/7/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
oh yea, Protonix never work for me, I was taking it for 3 weeks, but wei tai 999 did relieve my symptoms.
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