Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Health - Why To Stop Taking Antacids

Why To Stop Taking Antacids

Do you like games?

Hope so, because I want to play...

Imagine you have a leaky basement and you call a company to come over and fix it.

The company rep says they can put special stuff on the cracks in your foundation that will seal them up and stop the leaks. It's going to be costly, but you figure it's worth it to preserve the value of your house.

So you bite the bullet and have it done. But instead of having your problem solved, the cracks in your foundation are WORSE than they ever were. Plus, you're now getting mold growth and bug infestation too.

Would you be angry, scared, bewildered, frustrated?

How could you not be?!

Well, the same type of thing can be said about antacids.

You see, what you need to understand is not only do antacids do absolutely nothing to address the true cause of excess stomach acid, but they make the problem even worse AND cause OTHER problems too!

Here's the truth about antacids:

How antacids fall flat on their faces

Antacids are designed to "work" by either neutralizing the acid in your stomach or by trying to stop your stomach from secreting it altogether.

This is not only's very, very dangerous.

Because your body NEEDS hydrochloric acid (HCl) to break down protein foods that you eat. So right from the get-go antacids destroy your digestion.

That means the whole premise behind them makes absolutely no sense. How can they claim to "help" if they impair such a crucial bodily function as digestion?

That's like saying a medication that prevents you from breathing is a good treatment for asthma attacks.

Risk of infections

Plus, being without HCl can be downright deadly. HCl sterilizes your food by destroying dangerous bacteria and microbes that may be in it. So without HCl, you are taking a big risk at getting very, very sick from tainted food.

Trouble further down the road

Now, as antacids are ruining your digestion, your problems don't end in your stressed-out stomach.

Because foods that are not broken down in the stomach like they need to be don't glide easily through the intestines like they should either.

What happens then?

Gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea, that's what.

So the fire in your chest may be temporarily gone, but now you're looking for laxatives, anti-diarrheals or an out-of-the-way corner where you can blast off and not offend others.

Ooops! -- here's another one

Now, if all that isn't enough for you, here's yet ANOTHER problem directly linked to antacid use.

Vitamin B12 deficiency.

You see, stomach acid (HCl) is required for the production of intrinsic factor, which is needed for vitamin B12 absorption.

So if you've been using antacids for a while, chances are excellent that you are deficient in this crucial nutrient.

Some of the symptoms of B12 deficiency are:

Confusion, memory problems
Fatigue, weakness
Loss of appetite
Rapid heart rate
Shortness of breath
Sore tongue and mouth
Tingling, numbness, and/or burning in the feet, hands, arms, and legs

Since these symptoms are commonly seen with other conditions, diagnosing a vitamin B12 deficiency can be difficult.

Plus symptoms don't always show up right away. Since people's bodies can store vitamin B12 reserves in the liver for up to 3-5 years, deficiencies can take a long time to become apparent.

Vitamin B12 is definitely something you don't want to be lacking. B12 is necessary for normal red blood cell formation and transportation of oxygen, tissue and cellular repair, and DNA synthesis.

So what do you do now?

If you are now convinced that antacids are about as good for you as arsenic, that's good.

But you may ask, "What should I do now about my heartburn/GERD/acid reflux?"

The answer starts with a decision you make 3-5 times a day, every day...


Overproduction of HCl results from one thing only -- your food choices -- as in eating foods and meals that are difficult for your body to break down.

You see, due to their complex nature, it's VERY difficult for your system to break down fast food, processed food and other complex meals that are so typical in our society today.

When you eat this way and your stomach senses that foods aren't breaking down like they should, it tries to secrete more and more acid to get the job done. Eventually you end up with a bubbling blob of poorly digested muck, fermenting and putrefying, and a pool of excess acid in your stomach.

That's the same acid that rises up in your throat...especially when you lie down.

So to REALLY end stomach problems and say goodbye to antacids for good, you need to get your digestion humming and fight the effects of antacid use by doing these 2 things:

1) Make your meals work with--not against--your body

There's no getting around it -- THE most effective way to make your digestive system work like it's supposed to is to eat easily digestable, low acid producing meals.

Now, before you scoff at that thought, get this through your head: Eating right does NOT have to mean deprivation, giving up foods you love or existing on rabbit food.

Easy to digest, delicious food is the whole idea behind what I teach in the Great Taste No Pain system.

In the GTNP system, I show you how to structure meals that your body can easily break down. They may be a little different from the meals you're used to, but I promise that you'll still love your foods.

And it's easy to do. Before long, you won't even have to think about it -- it will become second nature for you.

Great Taste No Pain really delivers on the "great taste" promise. In the recipe book part of the system, you'll get 112 of the most delicious dishes you've ever had, including hearty soups, savory stews, moist breads, fresh, tasty salads and even luscious desserts!

You will be amazed at how quickly you'll see a difference in how you feel... and you'll never want to go back to your "old way" of eating again. Honest.

2) Supplement with Vitamin B12

Don't take a chance at possibly being deficient in vitamin B12 due to antacid use, especially when it's so easy to make sure you have enough.

You just need to make sure you supplement with a quality source that your body can use.

Studies show that B12 absorption through your digestive tract (i.e.: when you swallow vitamin tablets or capsules) can be as low as less than half of 1%!

So up until recently, people who wanted a sure-fire dose of vitamin B12 would need to see their doctor for B12 shot.

But not any more...

Because there is Hydroxaden 2.5, the most potent B12 product available anywhere.

Hydroxaden 2.5 is a convenient sublingual vitamin B12 spray that gives you a daily dose of the best form of vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin).

Hydroxocobalamin has been shown to raise B12 levels higher and faster than other forms of B12, and it lasts longer in your body, too.

Just five little sprays under your tongue each day give you a full 2.5 mg. of B12 that gets into your blood stream quickly to boost your energy, help sharpen your mind and enhance your immune system, among other things.

Let antacid use and ALL of its harmful effects be a thing of the past for you.

With the powerful combination of Great Taste No Pain and Hydroxaden 2.5, you'll be on your way to saying goodbye to antacids for GOOD, and feeling GREAT naturally.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

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WISPR said...

Antacids have its own benefits and disadvantages such that many people keep on taking these antacids but there are many risk of infections associated with them. So may be people stop taking them.

Anonymous said...

Do you think doctors are idiots? Antacids don't impair digestion, they neutralize an overabundance of acid to prevent stomach tissue from being eaten away. Who are you, anyway?

Unknown said...

Doctors are not idiots, but often short remedies and perscriptions become long term. Do doctors think that your body is an idiot? Why is it producing excess acids, what is your bodys purpose in so doing? I agree with the writer that you should always work with the body to try to find the cause of the problem.
Choice is yours: Keep taking pills and eating as you want and trust all will be well. Or look carefully at your diet and adjust that and in a natural way help tyhe body doing its job of digesting your food without interference from medication.