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Acid Reflux

3 Amazing Natural Supplements For Acid Reflux

May 20, 2017

Acid reflux is an illness experienced by over 60 million Americans at least once in a month. Let’s look at 3 amazing natural supplements for acid reflux.

Bitters

Bitters are known to be an age-old remedy to reduce heartburn. They possess a bitter quality that is known to cleanse the liver and this, in turn, helps in cleansing one’s entire system. A huge number of herbs, barks, roots and flowers possess bitter flavors. They stimulate the production of saliva and gastric juices that balance appetite and digestion. Studies have shown that adding a small amount of bitters to your diet can help with digestive and other health-related benefits.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is made from crushed apples and has bacteria and yeast added to it to ferment it. It helps in neutralizing the pH balance in the stomach and provides intestinal protection that helps in preventing acid reflux. It introduces more acid to the digestive tract. ACV is largely used as a home remedy. Apples are said to be rich in enzymes, pectin and protein, all of which help with acid reflux. Apple Cider Vinegar also has the ability to bring down cholesterol and reduce obesity.

Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that naturally live in our body. There are more than 500 types of bacteria that live in the digestive tract. Bad bacteria can cause illness and unwanted reactions in the body. The right bacteria, if present in your gut, can help with reducing acid reflux. The benefits of probiotics are many; they aid with digestion and help introduce good bacteria into your body. They are also natural solutions for treating diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

Apart from consuming supplements, acid reflux can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes such as developing regular eating habits. To know more, check our article on how to get rid of hearburn naturally.

Mahesh Jayaraman
Mahesh is a traditional acupressure therapist and health counselor. He is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.