Every living entity needs a 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 the various type of nutritious foods in our daily diet. Life style of the 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 that invited 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 released, the excessive secretion of gastric juices lead high acidic content in the stomach, which results in acidity. The natural phenomenon to neutralizing 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 an ulcer, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, stomach tumor
Symptoms of Acidity
The Primary Symptoms of Acidity are:
The prolonged use of chemical- driven drugs has some negative impact on the health. It is well known and has 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 by Planet Ayurveda
Ayurveda says Acidity is known as amlapitta. In it there is excessive increase of 'Pitta dosha' which struggle to find its way out of the body either through oral (ie- burp) or rectal pathway (ie-fatting).
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Acidity Care Pack for natural treatment of acidity. We provides 100 percent pure and natural products. All of them are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.
- Amalaki Rasayana - 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water.
- Digestion Support - 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water.
- Heartburn Capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily, with plain water.
1. Amalaki Rasayan
The Amalaki Rasayan (Emblica officinalis, 500 mg) contains the high source of vitamin c. Vitamin C is well known for its antioxidant activity. Amalaki Rasayan helps to balance vitiated pitta doshas in the body.
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 a removal of kapha (body fluid) from the intestine, which aids into more secretion of intestine juices.
3. Heartburn Capsules
Planet Ayurveda's Heartburn is an innovative and trusted natural product. This comes in capsule 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), Kamdudha Ras (Compound, 125 mg), Mukta Pishti (Pearl compound, 50 mg), Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia, 125 mg). Parval pishti, Akik Pishti, Jawar Mohar Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Mukta Pishti and Giloy Satva. The above combination helps to balance Pitta Dosha.
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