Ending An Epidemic: A Revolutionary Approach to Heartburn & Indigestion
According to an AARP health report, one out of 5 Americans experience heartburn or acid reflux on a weekly basis. Nearly 40% deal with it once a month. And since almost 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug (with more than half taking two), it’s no wonder the first thing people reach for when their heartburn strikes is a medication. It may bring you symptom relief in the short term, (emphasis on maybe), but are you sacrificing your long-term health in the meantime?
Are The Side Effects Worth It?
Have you ever opened your heartburn medication pack and wondered why they only provide 14 pills? That’s because most OTC heartburn medications have a suggested use of 14 days, max! There’s a reason for this.
OTC heartburn and acid reflux medications are only recommended for the 14 days because long-term use comes with serious side effects, including kidney disease or even stroke. And what’s more troublesome is that these medications, which were once only available by prescription, have now become available to consumers over the counter. This means your doctor has no way of knowing how long you’re taking these drugs and is not monitoring you for side effects. As a result, many people are taking heartburn and reflux medications for years without knowing their health is at risk. It’s scary if you think about it!
“No matter how we sliced and diced the data, we saw the same thing: There’s an increased risk of death among PPI users.”
–Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, an assistant professor of medicine
Studies show the same thing: long-term use of proton-pump-inhibitors (PPI’s), which are designed to stop the production of acid, can be extremely damaging. Dr Ziyad Al-Aly states, “People have the idea that they’re very safe because they are readily available, but there are real risks to taking these drugs, particularly for long periods of time”.
The day-to-day side effects like headaches, nausea or constipation may seem harmless, but if you’re someone who takes these meds long-term, you could be looking at an increased risk of these more severe conditions like:
- Kidney disease
- Heart attack
The Heartburn Conundrum: What’s Really Causing Your Discomfort?
Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually low stomach acid (not too much) that’s causing your heartburn and indigestion. It may not make sense at first since what you’re feeling is a burning sensation, but many doctors agree that 85-90% of the time, low stomach acid is to blame.
“Anyone familiar with the scientific literature could tell you that heartburn and GERD are not considered to be diseases of excess stomach acid.”
-Chris Kresser, a globally recognized leader in functional medicine
In fact, most people just assume that acid production increases as we age since so many experience these issues as they get older. But studies show that acid production actually decreases (by a lot!) over a lifetime. If too much acid was the real problem, wouldn’t we expect to see more teenagers complaining of heartburn? Long story short, low stomach acid creates a domino effect that in the end, causes uncomfortable symptoms that we label “heartburn”. Here’s how it works.
Why You Don’t Want To Suppress Your Stomach Acid
Your stomach acid is there for good reason. It’s crucial to your well-being because it plays a vital role in digestion by helping you break down the food you eat. But that is not all it does. It also acts as part of your immune system by killing off unfriendly bacteria that finds its way into your digestive tract. Dr. Mercola confirms, “..suppressing stomach acid production can worsen your condition and lead to more detrimental health problems.”
He also continues: “The solution to heartburn and acid indigestion is to restore your natural gastric balance and function. Having an optimal amount of good bacteria in your gut will also help digestion and increase nutrient absorption by 50 percent.”
Acid is meant to be contained in your stomach, where there’s an appropriate lining to protect it from doing damage. When it ends up in your esophagus, it becomes an issue. So overproduction of acid is not necessarily the problem, it’s wandering acid that brings on heartburn.
Relief Doesn’t Have To Come With Side Effects
At Maty’s, we focus on transparency by using whole food ingredients that you recognize, can pronounce and probably have right in your own kitchen. This is so important because it means our remedies are safe with no side effects or drug interactions. Our whole food products are as safe as the syrup you put on your pancakes, or the soup you ate last night for dinner. Both of our All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief Syrup and Capsules are thoughtfully curated with whole food ingredients known for their healing properties. They work synergistically to help balance the acid in your stomach to improve digestion. We use i ngredients like apple cider vinegar, ginger, clove, and turmeric to help rebalance acid levels which gets to the root issue.
Not only does Maty’s All Natural Acid Indigestion Syrup and Capsules work quickly to relieve your heartburn symptoms, they actually improve your health by helping balance the acid in your digestive tract.
The best part? There are no worries of drug interactions or side effects. Our products are as safe as the salad dressing in your fridge. We also stay away from preservatives, artificial or “natural” flavors, corn, soy, and gluten.
What you see is what you get!
A Life Changing Experience
Our All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief products have helped thousands of people eliminate discomfort and even get off their medications! The thoughtfully curated formula can be used for:
- Acid reflux
- Pregnancy heartburn
- Improving digestion
- Easing upset stomach
- Promoting healthy acid levels
- Reducing digestive stress
- Improving nutrient absorption
- Reducing gas and bloating
- Reducing bacterial overgrowth in the stomach
But don’t just take our word for it, customers from all over thank us on a daily basis for helping them regain their life back. Check out what they have to say:
“After 15 yrs of taking otc heartburn meds and dealing with side effects I decided to try this product, and it works great.” -Rob
“The best heartburn/acid reflux relief so far! After three months of using everything on the market, I gave your product a try and I could not be happier.” -Donna
“My husband says ‘I got my Jenny back’. I was so sick from medications. Thank you for changing my life.” – Jenny
If you suffer from heartburn or indigestion, you know it’s no joke. You want the quickest, most effective relief possible. But are drugs your only option? You know, the ones whose TV commercials go through the never-ending list of side effects. What if there was a way to get this same relief, without the harmful and life-threatening side effects? Well, now there is.