anyways, I've been searching the web. Apprently, there is a new product coming out called TummyZen.
Uses Zinc, which apparently is effective at relieving heartburn. Also, it has calcium carbonate and barley grass. It seems like it's full of already known heartburn reducers, but there saying that it's been tested at yale university and it's rather effective. Their hoping that it will take the place of ppi's.
An article that I was reading on lawyersandsettlement.com had this to say,
"Our study showed that, at the cellular level, zinc is a direct suppressor of gastric acid secretion," said lead author Dr. John Geibel, professor of surgery and cellular and molecular physiology and vice chair of surgery at Yale School of Medicine. "This
opens a promising new avenue of treatment for suffering patients, especially the many who continue to have symptoms of acid-related illness even after a standard dose of PPIs."
According to the study, which was published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the zinc level in those who take PPIs often drops, which can result in neuronal damage and digestive tract problems.
"Taking zinc orally not only appears to work on its own, but may provide better, more long-lasting results when taken in conjunction with PPIs," Geibel said.
The use of PPIs has been connected to an increased risk of bone fracture.
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