Archive for September, 2011
Do you suffer from indigestion, food sensitivity issues, or acid reflux, especially after eating meat or spicy foods? While taking a Tums or Rolaids — or worse — a dangerous prescription drug may provide some temporary relief, you are actually making your health problem even worse by doing so. And you are not addressing the real cause of your acid reflux disease, so the problem continues to worsen and you keep requiring larger amounts of prescription and over-the-counter drugs!
Unfortunately, there’s a big myth about acid reflux being spread by well-intentioned but misinformed health practitioners, authors of books, and other individuals with a keen interest in holistic health. The myth states that acid reflux is caused by being too acidic, and so the remedy is to alkalize alkalize alkalize! In order to alkalize (depending on who you ask or what book you read), you might be told to adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet, live on fruit and vegetable juice for a month or longer, drink “alkaline” water, test your urine daily with pH strips, or take some kind of magic pill that alkalizes your body and makes you invincible to cancer. After following such a regimen, you’ll still have acid reflux and probably a few other new health problems such as a candida infection from all the fruit juice and high-sugar vegan food.
The truth is that acid reflux or GERD is actually caused by not making enough stomach acid to properly digest the protein and vitamins in your food. Essentially, your stomach has become to alkaline. Acid reflux is such a common problem because as part of the aging process, your body actually stops making as much stomach acid as it did when you were younger. And sometimes your body can even stop making enough stomach acid when you’re still in your teens or twenties due to stress, mild food allergies or sensitivities (likely if you “crave” certain foods each day), or drinking chlorinated water.
The good news is that GERD has a very simple and effective natural remedy that doesn’t have the side effects of drugs and actually addresses the root cause of the acid reflux.
If you’re not making enough stomach acid and are experiencing the painful symptoms of GERD, you are also not extracting vitamin B-12 from your food. This is extremely dangerous because a vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause neurological damage with symptoms including a “pins and needles” sensation in your hands and feet, memory loss, confusion, poor coordination, fatigue, anemia, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.This herbal and glandular formula from Progressive Labs contains the digestive enzymes your body needs to restore acidity to the stomach and get rid of the painful symptoms of GERD, as well as vitamin B-12 and folate in their bioavailable forms. The vitamin B-12 and folate in this formula are foods-based vitamins and are not synthetic vitamins made in a lab. This is very important, as synthetic folate (often labeled as folic acid) has been shown to raise your risk for cancer, while natural folate prevents many diseases and promotes a longer lifespan.
Factors for Support of B-12 Bioavailability*
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Amount per Serving
Folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 800 mcg
- Extrafolate-S™ (5-MTHF)
Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) 500 mcg
Porcine Stomach 250 mg
Porcine Duodenal Substance 75 mg
Porcine Pancreatic Enzyme Concentrate 50 mg
Intrinsic Factor 20
Other Ingredients: gelatin, rice flour, silica, maltodextrin.
Directions: One capsule daily, or more, as directed by a doctor. Sold only for dispensing by licensed health care professionals.
TAMPER EVIDENT BAND AROUND CAP AND SEAL ON BOTTLE. DO NOT USE IF EITHER SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Patients taking prescription medications should consult their physician for possible interactions. Extrafolate-S™ is a trademark of Gnosis Biotechnology Company.
The porcine glandular material in this product is prepared by a special process which does not exceed physiological temperature (37°C). Guaranteed to be free of chemical pesticides and synthetic hormones. This product is made without sugar, salt, wheat, corn, yeast or soy derivatives.