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Struggling with indigestion or acid reflux? Try Shatavari!

Ever find yourself in the uncomfortable grip of acid reflux or heartburn? These pesky digestive issues tend to make an appearance in many of our lives. Acid reflux and heartburn/indigestion are common complaints that we often discuss during consultations, and for many, the symptoms are extremely uncomfortable.

The number of people suffering from acid-related gastrointestinal disorders has increased over the years and so too has the prescription of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These medications suppress the production of stomach acid.1https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34216475/

The majority of patients use PPIs for relatively short periods, however, around 25% continue to use them long-term2https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/162662046.pdf and research shows that continual use can carry significant health risks.3https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705113546.htm

So what’s the alternative?

For those not using acid-suppressing medication, exploring natural digestive aids like Shatavari could be a game-changer in alleviating or preventing symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia) or acid reflux.

Shatavari can support the body’s own mechanisms for stimulating digestion whilst minimising disruption to the production of digestive juices like stomach acid, enzymes, and bile. Opting for digestive aids can help you reduce the risk of developing these painful conditions and reduce the likelihood of relying on medication for relief.4https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3090435/?report=reader

To aid digestion naturally:

Shatavari tincture (Asparagus racemosus): Recommended dosage: 1 ml (15 – 20 drops) in 200 ml of water, 3 times daily.

For more advice on improving digestion, read Boost your digestion today!, 12 natural solutions for heartburn & Acid Reflux and The beauty of bitters: 6 natural digestive aids.

Please note: As always, check with your GP or pharmacist before starting any new supplements. If you suspect that you have an ulcer, please seek the advice of your GP/consultant. Information on contraindications here.

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