Fast Tract Diet for SIBO Forum Heartburn and GERD Gaviscon and GERD Reply To: Gaviscon and GERD

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Well from my studies on this, calcium carbonate is the anti acid agent in the pills, but it is required to float the raft up to the top.

Sodium alginate
Sodium bicarbonate
are the two chemicals that create the raft, protecting your Esophagus.

However, although it has Calcium Carbonate the amount is very low compared to other anti acid tablets such as Tums and Rennies which have 500mg of Calcium Carbonate per tablet. Gaviscon however only has 80mg per tablet. So Gaviscon doesn’t reduce the stomach acid anywhere near as much as other anti acids.

I would only ever take 1 – 2 Gaviscon tablets at a time because I still want my food to digest, I’ve been using gaviscon along side Betaine HCL which increases my stomach acid much more than Gaviscon would take it down.

In my eyes I don’t see Gaviscon playing a bad roll in the FT diet compared to PPI’s, H2 Blockers and pure Calcium Carbonate based anti acids.

I’d like to know Norms opinion on this matter.