Peppermint definitely relaxes the LES, and like you've I've always wondered why they make antacids in peppermint flavors. TUMS has now come out with a peppermint mouth-freshening version.
I guess there is a cohort of people who don't have GERD and a weak LES who get acid stomachs and mint doesn't create problems for them.
GERD patients need to definitely choose a non-mint version of these helpful antacids.
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