Never Take Another RISKY Heartburn Drug
If you’ve already started the holiday noshing, you might already be experiencing some holiday-induced heartburn and upset stomach, too.
It’s easy to reach for something like Tums when that familiar burning hits.
And if you find yourself popping Tums like candy, you might have even upgraded to a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), like Prilosec OTC.
But I have a better option.
It could be just as effective as a PPI at solving upset stomach issues—but with none of the troubling side effects.
Drugs like the PPI omeprazole treat stomach acid problems by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach makes.
That’s the reason they reduce your symptoms.
However, studies also link popular PPIs to some disturbing side effects.
See, your stomach needs acid to properly break down food and absorb its nutrients. And studies link using PPIs over the long term to an increased risk of MAJOR health problems, including dementia, kidney disease, fractures, and infections.
But a new study reveals an herb that could be just as effective as omeprazole.
The randomized, double-blind, controlled trial (the BEST kind) included 206 volunteers with functional dyspepsia (upset stomach).
They took one of three treatments:
- 20 mg of omeprazole once a day
- 250 mg of curcumin, 4 times per day
- Both omeprazole and curcumin
After 28 days, all three treatment groups had improvements in the Severity of Dyspepsia Assessment Scores. This translates to reduced abdominal pain and a reduction in symptoms like bloating, vomiting, and nausea.
To put this another way… curcumin was JUST as effective as popular (and risky) omeprazole at resolving stomach issues.
In fact, the results were SO compelling that the researchers suggested that it may be appropriate to consider using curcumin in clinical practice.
If you’re dealing with stomach issues, consider this safe, natural treatment BEFORE subjecting yourself to the risks that come with PPIs.
P.S. Could THIS be the missing piece to gut health?!
Kongkam P, et al., “Curcumin and proton pump inhibitors for functional dyspepsia: a randomised, double blind controlled trial,” BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Published Online First: 11 September 2023. doi: 10.1136 /bmjebm-2022-112231
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