No More Reflux!*
Up until now, addressing reflux, heartburn, coughing, hoarseness, swallowing, and their associated discomforts has mostly been done with acid blockers. Here’s the problem though: too much stomach acid may not be the cause of these issues! Long-term use of acid blockers can also cause other problems for your long-term whole-body health, even including mental health! With Reflux – Mucosal Support, Silver Fern™ Brand took a completely different approach to those terrible acid, burning, coughing, nausea, and swallowing problems, all with your long-term total health in mind.
What causes all the burning, acid, coughing, trouble swallowing, and regurgitation issues in the first place?
- Flared up digestive responses
- Low stomach acid (yes you read that right!)
- Weak esophageal sphincter
- Mucosal barrier dysfunction, or irritation of the esophagus and stomach by stomach acid
- Abdominal pressure
- Motility problems
- Microbial imbalances
Notice there isn’t any mention of too much stomach acid as the cause? And that low stomach acid can actually be a cause of these issues? Recent research suggests that these discomforts may actually be due to the body’s sensitivity responses more so than stomach acid!
Acid Isn’t the Enemy
It burns like Hell, but stomach acid isn’t the problem. Acid is a necessary key to digestion:
- Helps with nutrient absorption
- Helps neutralize harmful foreign substances that enter the body
- Helps activate the enzymes that break down proteins into usable amino acids (if you aren’t using the protein, you are losing it)
- Ionizes minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium
If stomach acid is critical to your body’s digestive process, then neutralizing it with acid blockers isn’t the right approach for whole body health. That’s why we help address the root causes of these digestive discomforts without reducing your stomach acid:
Silver Fern™ Brand’s approach:
- Coat the mucosal lining of the esophagus and stomach *
- Help strengthen the mucosal barrier*
- Help protect gut barrier*
- Help protect against acid *
- Soothe and calm the sensitivity processes*
- Promote microbial balance *
- Promote normal bowel function *
How Does Reflux-Mucosal Support Work?
Reflux - Mucosal Support contains key bitter herbs that help soothe and calm the esophagus and stomach. The bitter herbs are the secret to this whole process. The MucoSave™ and Slippery Elm Bark ingredients work together to help form a gel-like substance that coats the mucosal barrier and adheres to the intestinal wall. This process, known as mucoadhesion, helps strengthen the mucosal barrier and helps protects the stomach from acid harm and sensitivities.* The mucosal barrier is a thick coat of rich mucus that is an acid neutralizer that helps protect the gut barrier. It allows healthy acid levels to co-exist with a strong gut barrier and is the first line of defense against foreign materials penetrating your gut barrier. This mucoprotective process can help prevent many common gut health problems including:
- Reflux *
- Heartburn *
- Nausea *
- Burping and belching *
- Stomach discomfort *
- Coughing *
- Hard time swallowing *
- Feeling extra full during or after a meal *
- Loss of appetite *
- Stomach ulcers *
- Vomiting *
The mucoadhesive abilities of Reflux – Mucosal Support can also help improve gastrointestinal transit of materials through the system. This helps make the mucus layer moist and slippery for easier passage of materials. It can also be great for improving absorption of nutrients from foods and other supplements.* Reflux – Mucosal Support not only helps you with your troubling reflux issues, but provides benefits in all areas of your gut health!
What About Those with Super Sensitive Stomachs? We have you covered too!
While Reflux-Mucosal Support works fantastic for most, it also has a strong bitter flavor that we’ve made bearable with the addition of stevia and monk fruit (don’t worry, no erythritol here!). We are aware that many people may have gastritis or are hypersensitive to new supplements, flavors, and sweeteners. If you are one of these people, or just like your ingredients in the raw, we definitely understand.
Regularity-Motility Support can help for those that might have these issues. The MucoSave™ ingredient that is so key to Reflux-Motility Support is also in Regularity-Motility Support in the same dosage (because a flared-up system can also cause constipation too). The careful approach for those hypersensitive to new supplements and sweeteners is to replace the reflux package seen here with a 2 pack of Regularity-Mucosal Support. To get the upper GI benefits you must empty the capsules into a drink, mix it well, and then drink it, otherwise it will not coat your esophagus and stomach like it needs to. Please remember that these ingredients are quite bitter, so try to choose a drink with good strong flavor that you are comfortable with.
What If You Are Stuck on Acid Blockers Already?
For those already on acid blockers, please don’t suddenly yank them away. Please consult with your doctor or a medical professional before taking any new supplements, or to stop taking anything you are currently on. If you decide to stop taking them we recommend easing off of them slowly. Acid blockers can cause dependency so it’s critical that you take a slow and measured approach.
For those that have made this decision, we’ve found they typically have the most success when they start to ease off of them after 5 to 6 weeks of taking Reflux – Mucosal Support. We’ve found that starting with a quarter to half reduction for a couple weeks and on down to eventually a complete stop works well. However, additional time may be necessary, please adjust according to your needs and always in consultation with your doctor or medical professional.