The most safe and effective homemade heartburn remedy is baking soda. Baking soda is used for many different things including relieving heartburn.
Really? Baking soda?
Yes, baking soda is 100% safe for you to drink when you mix it correctly. It works as an antacid would.
It neutralizes all the acids in your stomach allowing you to have immediate relief.
Baking soda eliminates the following problems:
* Upset Stomach
* Acid Indigestion
* Sour Stomach
Do baking soda and antacids have the same active ingredients?
No, they do not. The active ingredient in baking soda is sodium bicarbonate and the active ingredient in antacids are typically calcium bicarbonate. Although they do not yield the same active ingredient, they accomplish the same thing-- neutralize acid.
So how do you mix this homemade heartburn remedy?
Warnings: Make sure that all the powder is completely
dissolved before drinking. Do not take on a full stomach. If you find
you have stomach pain after drinking contact your doctor.
Do NOT use more than recommended dosage. The recommended dosage for baking soda is... for more than 2 weeks and it plainly states do not take more of the following amounts in a 24 hour period (seven 1/2 teaspoons and three 1/2 teaspoons if over 60 years of age).
Add a 1/2 a teaspoon to 1/2 a glass of water (4 fl oz) every 2 hours, or as directed by your physician.
Is this safe for long term use?
I would recommend using for occasional heartburn. Antacids can have a long term effect on you. When using antacids long term you can actually make your body produce more “gastrin”.
This hormone actually causes increased acid production. Seeing that baking soda has the same neutralizing effect I would only use occasionally.
Both labels of antacids and baking soda warns us not to consume for more than x amount of days (which is usually 14 days).
If you have constant heartburn I would recommend other remedies. For more on acid reflux remedies.
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