Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid—are the gold standard treatment for a variety of digestive issues including acid reflux, GERD, indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers.
With annual sales of over $13 billion, the drug companies certainly want to maintain that status and keep cranking out those purple pills.
PPIs “work” (and I use that term loosely) by raising your stomach’s pH and shutting down its acid production. With less acid in the stomach to shoot up in your throat, you may feel relief from heartburn and other digestive symptoms.
What could possibly go wrong?
What many people don’t realize is that acid reducers are a wolf in sheep’s clothing, opening you up to serious health issues as well as increasing your risk of DEATH in several ways.
Here’s what I mean:
The many ways PPIs can kill you
Crippling your stomach’s ability to produce acid like it should can have these deadly consequences:
1- Chronic kidney disease
PPIs can cause kidney inflammation (called acute interstitial nephritis) which can progress to chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease and ultimately kidney failure.
2- Heart attack
In addition to reducing acid in your stomach, PPIs also reduce the acid activity of lysosomes—cells that breakdown proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. They also impact cellular functions, including those related to blood clotting. And they damage the inner lining of your arteries.
All of which raises your risk of heart attack.
3- Weakened immune function
PPIs cause poor digestion (because stomach acid is needed to properly digest proteins—imagine that!), which leads to imbalances in your gut microbiome.
Since your gut houses 80 percent of your immune system, unhealthy changes in the makeup of the microbiome can lead to weakened immune function.
4- Dementia and Alzheimer’s
In the course of thwarting your digestion and absoprtion of nutrients, PPIs also increase your risk of dementia and Alzhemier’s due to reduced absorption of essential brain nutrients (especially Vitamin B12).
In addtion, PPIs have been shown in studies to increase the brain’s concentration of amyloid-beta—an amino acid that is the main component of the characteristic amyloid “plaques” found in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers.
5- Overall death risk
A study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) showed that long-term use of PPIs increases overall death risk by a whopping 50 percent.
And there’s even more!
Over and above the ways PPIs can kill you, they also cause gas, bloating and constipation (because of ruined digestion), increase your risk of fractures (due to reduced absorption of bone-strengthening vitamins and minerals) lead to low energy levels and metabolism (a result of impaired Vitamin B12 absorption), and make you more susceptible to food poisoning (since stomach acid kills many dangerous microbes in your food).
And get this—they increase your risk of COVID too!
Researchers have observed that people taking PPIs twice a day were found to be nearly four times more likely to have COVID-19.
Zantac is no better!
If you’re thinking well, OK, if PPIs are bad, I can probably switch to H2 blockers like Zantac.
Nope, nope, nopitty nope.
Zantac was pulled from the shelves last year because it contains N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a probable human carcinogen.
And even if you try an alternate H2 blocker like Axid, Pepcid or Tagamet which you feel may be “safer” (and that’s probably a stretch), you can still run into the same problems that result from crippling your stomach’s acid production that I mentioned above.
A MUCH safer, better answer!
If you want fast relief from the symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, GERD and indigestion, look no farther than our outstanding digestive formula Gastro BeCalm Blend.
Gastro BeCalm Blend combines four very effective, well-proven and potent herbs that naturally soothe stomach irritation and support more comfortable digestion, as well as less heartburn and digestive discomfort.
Here are the superstar herbs in this outstanding blend:
Mastic Gum: Mastic gum has been used since the days of our caveman ancestors to improve digestion! Studies have shown that it effectively kills Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria—the bacteria that causes most stomach ulcers.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root: Research has shown that licorice root is very effective against heartburn, as well as a natural remedy for nausea, indigestion and stomach pain.
Ginger Root: Ginger has long been used to treat digestive issues such as peptic ulcers, gas and indigestion. It has been shown in studies to stop the growth of H. pylori bacteria and reduce the inflammation it causes.
Marshmallow Root: Marshmallow root can ease or prevent heartburn, ulcer symptoms, diarrhea and constipation. It also coats the stomach and helps prevent the burning associated with ulcers.
Rely on the farmer—not the pharmacist
When it comes to getting relief from any health issue, including digestive problems, natural is always best.
In other words, rely on the farmer—not the pharmacist!
Nature has provided us with thousands of herbs, phytochemicals, vitamins and nutrients that help bring about relief and healing--without the potential dangerous or deadly side effects like those seen in the synthetic chemicals created in labs and pumped out by drug companies.
Remember this fact: All four of the major drug companies are convicted felons that have had to pay hundreds of billions in damages for harm and deaths due to falsifying information, withholding data about deadly side effects and/or downplaying the risks associated with their products.
One can only imagine what incriminating information they may have buried with regards to PPIs.
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To your health,