Every living entity needs constant supply of nutrients to their body, which provides energy as well as building blocks to the body. The nutrient requirements are full filled by the intake of various type of foods in our dietary system. But the situation in 21st century is different. The world is moving so fast in a way that people even don't have time to eat. Eventually, have adopted bad/irregular habits of eating and aroused various health related problems such as stress, fatigue and acidity.
During digestion, stomach secrets an acid, hydrochloric acid, which is required for the breakdown of food and excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid causes acidity. The symptoms of acidity are dyspepsia, heartburn, gastric inflammation and ulcers in the stomach. Generally, the acidity patients have been observed, who are eating non-vegetarian, spicy and oily foods. There are various classes of drugs prescribed to the patients such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's), antacids etc.
Physiology: How food is digested?
First point is to understand the digestion, it is a process in which food is breakdown into smaller components that can be easily observed and assimilated.
There are two processes involved in digestion:-
1. Mechanical process
It is a physical breakdown of food into smaller pieces, which can be easily accessed by the digestive enzymes. The mechanical process occur in mouth by the action of mastication. During mastication, food is also mixed with saliva, in which salivary amylase is found that catalyzes the starch. Thereafter, the food turned into small, round slurry mass called, bolus. Bolus, then enters into stomach through esophagus.
2. Chemical process
After entering the bolus into stomach, the food is treated with various gastric juices. The gastric juices mainly contain; hydrochloric acid and pepsin. These gastric juices digest the proteins and could change the wall of stomach. Therefore, stomach secrets mucous to protect their membrane. The digested food is retained in stomach for 1-2 h, which is called as chyme, then passed to duodenum followed by intestine and further digestion process is done.
Cause of acidity
It is well described that in stomach gastric juices are produced, the excessive production of gastric juices lead into high acidic content in the stomach, which leads to acidity. The natural phenomenon to neutralize the acidity is by production of neutral bicarbonates and prostaglandins in the mucous lining.
The possible factors, which disturb the acid content of stomach are:
- Consumption of spicy and non-vegetarian foods
- Use of alcohol and smoking
- Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Stomach ailments like ulcer, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, stomach tumor
Symptoms of acidity
The primary symptoms of acidity are:
- Burning in stomach
- Sour taste
- Pain in stomach
The prolonged use of chemical driven drugs have some negative impact on the health. It is well known and have been accepted that nutritional supplements do not have side effects on the health. Therefore natural products are safe to use for a long time without any fear.
Herbal Remedies for Acidity
1. Heart Burn Capsules
Planet Ayurveda's Heartburn is an innovative and trusted natural product. This comes in capsules form. These capsules are 100% vegetarian, easily palatable and non-allergic. The Planet Ayurveda's Heartburn is the combination of Parval Pishti (125 mg, Coral compounds, 125 mg), Akik Pishti (Agate compounds, 125 mg), Jawar Mohar Pishti (Compound, 125 mg), Kamdhuna Ras (Compound, 125 mg), Mukta Pishti (Pearl compound, 50 mg), Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia, 125 mg). Parval pishti, Akik Pishti, Jawar Mohar Pishti, Kamdhuna Ras, Mukta Pishti and Giloy Satva. These help to balances Pitta.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily
2. Digestion Support
Digestion Support is composed of 7 different ingredients which effectively work for healthy digestion. The standard extracts of Amla (Emblica officinalis, 100 mg), Haritaki (Termanalia chebula, 100 mg), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica, 100 mg), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare, 50 mg), Dhania (Coriander sativam, 50 mg), Pippali (Piper longum, 50 mg) and Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum, 50 mg) have act synergistically to balance the pH balance in stomach. The other key role of this combination is removal of kapha (body fluid) from intestine, which aids into more secretion of intestine juices.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily in middle of meals with little water.
3. Amalaki Rasayan
The Amalaki Rasayan (Emblica officinalis, 500 mg) contains the high source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is well known for its anti-oxidant activity. Amalaki Rasayan helps to balance vitiated pitta dosha in body.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily.
Where to buy Acidity Care Pack?
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