Found this- anyone experiment with melatonin?
Safer Symptom Relief from Brazil
There is also an natural alternative health product called Protexid which is extremely beneficial for heartburn suffers, but the FDA has blocked the market access for this product. The results of a clinical trial on Tripiradol, the active ingredient in Protexid, were published in the Journal of Pineal Research, and indicated that those who received the supplement reported marked improvement in their acid indigestion symptoms.
Tripiradol seems to work by strengthening the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES muscle band works to prevents acid from the stomach from backing up into the throat. It has been shown that those with gluten intolerance have elevated levels of a gas called nitric oxide (NO) in the gut. This gas has the effect of relaxing the LES, thereby allowing stomach acid to reflux into the esophagus. The melatonin in Protexid works to tighten this sphincter muscle, which helps to keep stomach acid where it belongs.
I can attest to the fact that this product works very well. If I eat too many carbs or accidentally ingest some sort of wheat gluten during the day, my GERD symptoms return. But I can take just one capsule of Protexid, and I am able to sleep symptom free. Dr. Eades posted on this product on his blog here.