Refluxiv is a dietary supplement for stomach reflux containing 4 active ingredients to support people struggling with gastric hyperacidity and heartburn.
Magnesium carbonate reacts on contact with stomach acid to form carbon dioxide, water and magnesium chloride. This reaction reduces acidity in the stomach, which can help relieve the symptoms of heartburn or indigestion. In addition, this compound contains 25.5% of magnesium, which can additionally help meet the daily demand for this element.
Mastika is a pistachio tree resin that has traditionally been used as a means to treat diseases of the oral cavity and digestion. There is some scientific evidence to suggest that mastika may have antibacterial properties and inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium responsible for many cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis. In addition, the mastika is known for its breath-refreshing effect!
European olive contains polyphenols, such as oleuropein, which have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies suggest that olive extract may help reduce the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease by reducing the concentration of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and improving the functioning of the lower esophageal sphincter. The European olive extract contained in the preparation is standardized to 40% oleuropein.
Prickly pear is rich in fiber and polyphenols, which exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies indicate that it can help reduce the concentration of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, thereby alleviating the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The preparation contains a high concentration of prickly pear extract 10: 1.
What causes heartburn and reflux?
Reflux and heartburn are common ailments. They have various causes, but most often they result from disorders in the functioning of the lower esophageal sphincter, which is responsible for maintaining gastric contents in the stomach and preventing the backflow of food content into the esophagus.
The most common cause of reflux is gastroesophageal reflux disease, which arises due to the weakening of the muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter. Other factors that may affect reflux are: obesity, pregnancy, physical inactivity, smoking, eating a lot of fatty and fried foods, alcohol and caffeine abuse, stress and certain medications.
Curious about the causes of heartburn? Heartburn is the result of the backflow of acidic gastric contents into the esophagus. It can be caused by weakness of the muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter and increased intra-abdominal pressure. Other causes of heartburn are, m.in. excessive consumption of foods rich in caffeine, sodium, alcohol, large amounts of food in one meal, pregnancy, excess body weight, stress and anxiety, digestive system diseases such as gastric ulcer, gastritis, Helicobacter pylori infections and many others.
What are the symptoms of heartburn and reflux?
Symptoms of heartburn include a burning sensation in the throat, a feeling of heat in the chest and esophagus, belching, abdominal pain, nausea and even vomiting. Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux m.in include heartburn, belching, burning in the chest, difficulty swallowing, chest pain, hoarseness, dry cough, sour or bitter taste in the mouth, sore throat, as well as sleep disturbances and daytime sleepiness.
However, it is worth remembering that these symptoms can have different causes and should be diagnosed by a doctor who will conduct appropriate tests and order appropriate treatment.