The problem with prescription and surgical treatments is the sheer number and amounts of drugs needed to be taken. Additionally, the invasiveness to one's quality of life often outweighs the potential benefit. In fact, many patients who have had surgery (approximately 50%) will need to continue prescription drug treatments for acid reflux management. This further underscores the importance of early diagnosis, and addressing the disease by alternate means, namely nutritional supplementation.
Alocid contains clinically evaluated ingredients, known to support both esophageal health and the body's complex digestive process; thereby lessening the chance of developing the many discomforting symptoms associated with your reflux condition. Progressive Health's unique blend of nutrients include:
Aloe Vera Extract Powder 100X- Aloe vera extract has been used for years to aid in digestion and has a documented history of clinical use for the treatment of ulcers in the digestive tract (4). This soothing plant is considered to be a gastroprotective agent, containing anti-inflammatory fatty acids. Extracts of aloe can reduce secretion of acid from the stomach (functioning similarly to antacid medications), and can actually prevent injury to the lining of the stomach from irritating substances (5). Aloe can also increase the secretion of pepsin, a digestive enzyme aiding the breakdown of proteins (6).
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL)- Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is licorice with the glycyrrhetinic acid removed for safety reasons (otherwise could cause high blood pressure, water retention and low potassium levels). Licorice has potent anti-inflammatory activity, due to its effects on cortisol production from the adrenal glands, the body’s natural source of anti-inflammatory hormone (10). Extracts of licorice have demonstrated the ability to accelerate the healing of gastrointestinal ulceration (especially in the stomach and esophagus) possibly due to its antioxidant effect (11-13). A clinical trial of 120 patients with functional dyspepsia who were given an herbal preparation containing licorice showed significant improvements in gastric complaints and, in 43% of patients, complete relief of symptoms was observed (14).
Digestive Enzymes (Protease, Amylase, Lipase)- Digestive enzymes aid digestion and help prevent heartburn. The primary digestive enzymes are released from the pancreas: proteases (to digest protein), amylases (to digest carbohydrate), and lipases (to digest fat). A double blind trial of healthy volunteers given pancreatic enzymes prior to a high fat, high caloric meal showed reductions in bloating, gas, and fullness during the dinner to bedtime period (15). Research in animals with pancreatic failure has also demonstrated the ability of digestive enzymes to eliminate dyspepsia/indigestion (16). Evidence also shows that crude protein digestion is improved with supplementation of pancreatic enzymes (17).
I have children and heard that they can get GERD. Is this true?
Most certainly. Although this condition is typically seen in persons over 40 years of age, anyone can develop the symptoms associated with Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), even infants. Many scientists have theorized a genetic link with acid reflux; mainly because of inherited muscular or structural problems in the esophagus or stomach.
If I decide to order Alocid, are Progressive Health's products sent discreetly?
Yes; Progressive Health respects your privacy. All orders will be shipped in a plain, unmarked envelope with a return address from Progressive Health Nutraceuticals Inc. (For more information about our shipping and billing policies, see Shipping and Billing below)
How soon can I expect to see results?
The results derived from Alocid are dependant on both the individual and severity of condition. While a large number of customers yield immediate results, others may see results in only a few short weeks. Generally, we advise that you use the product continuously, for a minimum of 45 - 60 days.
Are there any side effects when taking Alocid?
As with all nutritional supplements, there is potential for reaction. Progressive Health ensures that all potential conflicts and side effects are listed on the product information pages. However, we strongly recommend consulting with your physician if you suffer from any pre-existing conditions (other than acid reflux), known allergies, or if you are currently taking any medications. Based on customer feedback, order history, and regular product overview, there has yet to be a report of any serious side effects resulting from the implementation of Progressive Health products into existing treatment programs.
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