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Enzymedica Acid Soothe, 90 Caps

 
Acid Soothe is a soothing product for individuals suffering from gastrointestinal distress and discomfort. Now with Zinc Carnosine! It contains botanicals and beneficial plant-based enzymes to promote absorption of nutrients and help maintain digestive health. Acid Soothe contains amylase, lipase, and cellulase Thera-blend enzymes to enhance carbohydrate, fat, and fiber digestion.   

Occasional Heartburn/Indigestion:

Scientific data suggests, in Western populations, 25% of individuals experience heartburn at least once a month, 12% at least once a week, and 5% experience symptoms daily. Based on current US population, these figures would indicate 77 million people suffering from symptoms of acid reflux at least once a month.ii 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.

Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease. Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid. This can create a burning discomfort in the upper abdomen or below the breast bone.

With gravity's help, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, keeps stomach acid in the stomach. The LES is located where the esophagus meets the stomach -- below the rib cage and slightly left of center. Normally it opens to allow food into the stomach or to permit belching; then it closes again. But if the LES opens too often or does not close tight enough, stomach acid can reflux, or seep, into the esophagus and cause the burning sensation.


The basic cause of heartburn is a lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, that doesn't tighten as it should. Two excesses often contribute to this problem: too much food in the stomach (overeating) or too much pressure on the stomach (frequently from obesity, pregnancy, or constipation). Certain foods commonly relax the LES, including tomatoes, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caffeinated products, and peppermint. Meals high in fats and oils (animal or vegetable) often lead to heartburn, as do certain medications. Stress and lack of sleep can increase acid production and can cause heartburn. And smoking, which relaxes the LES and stimulates stomach acid, is a major contributor. 

After food passes through your esophagus into your stomach, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) closes, preventing food or acid to move back up. Acid reflux occurs when the LES relaxes inappropriately, allowing acid from your stomach to flow (reflux) backward into your esophagus. But it's important to understand that acid reflux is not a disease caused by excessive acid production in your stomach; rather it's a symptom more commonly related to:

  • Hiatal hernia
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection (H. pylori bacteria is thought to affect more than half of the world's population, and has been identified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization. While these two conditions are unrelated, many who have a hiatal hernia also have H. pylori, which cause a chronic low-level inflammation of your stomach lining that can result in an ulcer and associated symptoms. If you have a hiatal hernia, physical therapy on the area may work and many chiropractors are skilled in this adjustment.


Helpful Ingredients:

Marshmallow Root has a high protein and mucilage-carbohydrate content which the body can use to manufacture the necessary materials for new tissue production. Marshmallow also has mucilaginous (adhesive) properties enabling it to surround and expel foreign matter, having a soothing effect on the mucosal membrane tissue.

Papaya leaf naturally contains proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes and has been studied for its soothing benefits and cleansing activity within the GI tract. It has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties and natural activity in the removal of improper proteins, promoting less stress on the body’s natural digestive processes.

Herbal ingredients, Prickly Ash and Gotu Kola, provide additional support for soothing discomfort.  Prickly Ash is known for aiding tissue recovery 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 serving of Acid Soothe provides 20 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 37.5 mgi   Zinc carnosine does not interfere with acid production instead it works with the natural defenses of the stomach.

Acid Soothe contains botanicals and beneficial plant-based enzymes to promote absorption of nutrients and help maintain digestive health. Acid Soothe contains amylase, lipase, and cellulase Thera-blend enzymes to enhance carbohydrate, fat, and fiber digestion.    

Recommended Usage:

Take 2 capsules of Acid Soothe at the end of every meal to reduce occurrence of occasional heartburn. 2 Acid Soothe may be taken any time digestive discomfort begins. For enhanced digestion,  Acid Soothe may be taken in combination with Digest Basic,  Digest or Digest Gold.

While many products are formulated to address symptoms, Acid Soothe contains natural enzymes that work with your body to soothe indigestion and enhance your body’s natural digestive process. Enzymes produced by the human digestive system play a vital role in overall health.  They ensure the proper breakdown, absorption and utilization of nutrients 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.

Enzymedica is dedicated to providing exceptional enzyme-focused supplements at the most therapeutic levels available in the natural foods industry and beyond. It is their commitment to provide unprecedented education and research that propels individuals on the path to vibrant health. Using cutting-edge formulations, in 1998 Enzymedica introduced Thera-blend™ to the industry. Thera-blend is a proven technology for blending multiple strains of enzymes, shown to be far superior in potency over competing brands.

From the beginning, Enzymedica understood how everything begins with digestion. All food is composed of protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber. The key to turning food into energy is enzymes. Once food is broken down, the body can rebuild and heal, build or create energy and remove toxins.

 

 Acid Soothe™


 
 
 
 

The American College of Gastroenterology estimates that 60 million Americans experience a burning sensation in the chest or acid taste in their throats at least once a month.1 Occasional heartburn and acid discomfort after a meal are often symptoms of impaired digestion due to lifestyle, overall health and poor dietary choices.

Enzymes in the digestive system play a vital role in overall health. They ensure proper breakdown, absorption and utilization of nutrients from food. A deficiency in the natural production of digestive enzymes may be an underlying cause of gastrointestinal complaints, including occasional heartburn and acid discomfort.*

Acid Soothe™ contains enzymes, papaya leaf and other botanicals to support optimal digestion and ease symptoms associated with occasional gastrointestinal (GI) distress.*

Zinc carnosine is included to optimize the mucosal lining of the stomach, acting as a buffer to gastric acid.* Each capsule of Acid Soothe 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 37.5 mg daily.2

Amylase, lipase and cellulase enzymes work to enhance carbohydrate, fat and plant cell wall digestion.*

Marshmallow Root is known for its ability to relieve irritation of the mucous membranes in the gastrointestinal tract and to help normalize mucous secretions.*3

Papaya leaf naturally contains papain, a proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme and has been studied for its soothing benefits and cleansing activity within the GI tract. It has a history of supporting the body’s natural digestive processes.*4

Botanical ingredients such as Prickly Ash Bark and Gotu Kola provide additional support for the intestines.* Prickly Ash Bark is known for aiding tissue during gastrointestinal distress, and Gotu Kola is uncommonly rich in B vitamins and potassium and is used as a natural diuretic.*

Acid Soothe contains Thera-blend™ enzymes. Thera-blend is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in specific pH levels, resulting in superior performance in the body.*

Recommended Use: One capsule at the end of a meal or anytime digestive discomfort begins.

Consult a physician prior to use if pregnant or nursing.

Enzymedica does not use ingredients produced using biotechnology.

 1 American College of Gastroenterology. “Gastroesophageal reflux disease. In Common Gastrointestinal Problems.” Retrieved fromhttp://s3.gi.org/patients/pdfs/CommonGIProblems1.pdf

2 Mahmood, A., et.al. “Zinc carnosine, a health food supplement that stabilizes small bowel integrity and stimulates gut repair processes.” Gut. 2007:56.2 168-75.

3 Balch, P. “Marshmallow Root in Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition: An Easy-to-Use A-To-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and their Herbal Remedies.” 2012 London: Penguin.

4 Roxas, M. “The Role of Enzyme Supplementation in Digestive Disorders.” Alternative Medicine Review, 2008:13(4), 307-314. 

 

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by fred
on 6/24/2014
from boston
No more acid
I take this along with a digest gold with each meal and I am off my meds, Whoo Whoo!  No more acid, period!
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