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AkPharma Prelief

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Prelief is a safe and effective over-the-counter product that removes the acid irritant from foods and beverages. Prelief helps prevent the discomfort of food-caused bladder irritation heartburn and other food acid problems before they happen. In addition, each Prelief tablet delivers about 6.4% of your calcium RDI, with uniquely absorbable calcium – far more available than from calcium carbonate. The calcium in Prelief is as readily available as the calcium in milk.

Why is reducing the acid in food necessary?

Many people are highly sensitive to food acid. For some, food acid can cause heartburn and trigger other problems such as bladder and bowel distress. In many cases of acid discomfort, the problem lies with obvious or unsuspected food acid. Removing the acid irritant from food will allow most acid-vulnerable people to stay comfortable when eating those foods.

How is Prelief different from the acid blockers?

Prelief is the only acid fighter that is designed to take irritating acids out of the foods you eat, while leaving your protective stomach acid untouched, as long as you adjust the amount of Prelief you take to the acidic food challenge, per the chart above. This is important because stomach acid is essential to both your digestion and your body’s defense mechanism against bacteria; stomach acid is actually a first stop in the body’s germ-defense system.

Facts about indigestion

It’s an acid world out there. Many people start their day with a cup of hot acid coffee and a cup of cold acid-orange juice. The rest of their day is filled with similarly acidic foods ranging from pizza and salad dressing to soft drinks, beer and wine. All this adds up to a great deal of discomfort for a lot of people. Widely unpleasant symptoms range from burning heat or pain below the breastbone to urological pain and urgency at the lower levels.

The occasional sufferer can rely on antacids such as Maalox , Mylanta, Rolaids, and Tums which work by neutralizing the acid produced in the stomach. If necessary, lifestyle changes are often recommended such as eating smaller meals, avoiding trigger foods, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol and losing weight. If these measures do not work, there are the so-called “H2 blockers” such as Tagamet H, Pepcid AC, Zantac 75, Axid AR, which inhibit acid secretion in the stomach. Additionally there are the stronger acid suppressors called proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) such as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec.

Unfortunately for users of H2 blockers and PPI’s, a correlation has been demonstrated with their prolonged use and respiratory & intestinal infections. This is because shutting down the stomach’s acid also shuts down one of the potent bacteria killers the body possesses, the gastric acid. For more information on this go to “What you should know about acid-blocking drugs”.

But here’s the good news: you can turn to Prelief, the OTC dietary supplement that instantly and safely neutralizes the acid in offending foods. The use of Prelief does not predispose to the problems associated with the H2 blockers or PPI’s because the use of Prelief is keyed only to the additional acid taken in with foods; it does not interfere with the body’s own acid defense mechanisms.

Do acidic foods bother your bladder?

The acid in those foods may be giving you all that trouble. “Trigger Foods” include coffee, fruits and juices, tomato sauce, wine and many others whose acidity is often not immediately obvious until the effects are felt. Prelief is the only product that takes out food acid as you eat and stops the foods from causing painful symptoms.