The National Institutes of Health estimate that 60 million Americans experience a burning sensation in the chest or acid taste in their throats at least once a month. Occasional heartburn is a digestive problem that may occur when stomach acid comes into contact with the lining of the esophagus, causing irritation.
Most People suffer from heartburn only occasionally, usually after a meal. Although commonly attributed to excessive acid production, occasional heartburn is often a symptom of impaired digestion as a result of factors including lifestyle, diet and genetics.
While many products are formulated to address symptoms, Acid calm contains natural enzymes that work with your body to soothe indigestion and enhance your bodyís natural digestive process.
Enzymes produced by the human digestive system play a vital role in overall health. They ensure proper breakdown, absorption and utilization from the foods we eat. A deficiency in our natural production of digestive enzymes can be an underlying cause of gastrointestinal complaints, including occasional heartburn and acid reflux.
Acid Calm contains vegetarian enzymes and botanicals to support digestion and soothe symptoms associated with gastrointestinal (GI) distress. Acid Calm contains amylase, lipase and cellulase Thera-blend enzymes to enhance carbohydrate, fat and fiber digestion.
Marshmallow Root has a high protein and mucilage-carbohydrate content the body can use manufacture the necessary materials for new tissue production. Marshmallow also has mucilaginous (adhesive) properties enabling it to surround and expel foreign and toxic matter, and providing a soothing effect on inflamed mucosal membrane tissue. Marshmallow has been known to relieve irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and to help normalize mucous secretions.
Papaya leaf naturally contains proteolyic (protein-digesting) enzymes and has been studied for its soothing benefits and cleansing activity within the GI tract. It has been known to support healthy inflammation and natural activity in the removal of improper proteins, promoting less stress on the bodyís natural digestive processes.
Herbal ingredients, Prickly Ash and Gotu Kola, provide additional support for soothing discomfort. Prickly Ash is known for aiding tissue during gastrointestinal distress. Gotu Kola is uncommonly rich in B vitamins and potassium and is used as a natural diuretic.
Zinc carnosine is a combination of the trace mineral zinc and L-carnosine. Zinc carnosine is a potent antioxidant, promoting a healthy inflammatory response in the gut. It provides soothing support to the digestive tract, strengthening the mucosal lining of the stomach and acting as a buffer to gastric acid. Each one capsule serving of Acid Calm provides 10 mg of zinc carnosine. According to a recent clinical trial, researchers reported beneficial effects of zinc carnosine on gut integrity and repair with standard dosages of 37.5mg.