Heart Burn, or acid reflux, is when stomach acid is able to splash the mucus lining of the esophagus because the sphincter that separates the two organs, the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), is weakened.
Ginger is able to reduce flatulence, and this may be through loosening of the lower esophageal sphincter (letting gas passively escape via the mouth, rather than being caught in the intestines); if accurate, ginger could amplify the sensation of heart burn.
This is just on the list as a fair warning; Ginger has many uses, but acid reflux is not one of them.
200mg is seen as the starting dose, and more can be used if needed; the Bromelain page has some conversions to enzyme measurement units, G.D.U and M.C.U
As a protein digestive enzyme, bromelain can increase the rate of protein digestion in the stomach and potentially reduce heartburn as a result of protein containing meals, by reducing the time the meal is spent in the stomach.
300mg of a '55% Bacosides A and B' formulation is usually used, with a higher milligram dose if the % of bacosides is lower. Bacopa appears to have protective effects on the lining of the stomach, and can reduce the rate of ulcer formation from all tested insults (stress, Alcohol, Helicobacter pylori infection, and aspirin) and may slightly enhance the rate of recovery.
Although not the most potent stomach health compound, it does apparently work and the cognitive effects may be enough to warrant a try.
Dosage: 0.16mg per kilogram of body weight
In NSAID induced ulcers, theaflavins (and black tea) appear to be effective at fairly low doses in reducing stomach ulceration to the same degree as Omeprazole. 1mg/kg Theaflavins in rats (0.16mg/kg in humans, or about 11mg for a 150lb person) appears to be effective.
This is a dose attainable via Black Tea consumption as well, so a supplement is not really needed.
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