If you live with Acid Reflux you know how much of a literal pain it can be. The heartburn, regurgitation, and general stomach discomfort can make day to day life uncomfortable and painful. When eating a heavy meal or spicy foods, the symptoms usually attack at night, making it extremely hard to sleep. Although acid reflux is very common and in few cases serious, don’t just live with your symptoms. Lifestyle changes and antacids can help, but new studies are showing there might be a more naturalistic cure that can also help you in many other aspects of your health.
Acid Reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter fails to close off the esophagus from the stomach. This allows acid from your stomach to flow into your esophagus, leading to irritation and pain. This leads to burning sensations in the chest, and a sour taste in your mouth.
Magnesium can help with this. Magnesium, a vital nutrient to our bodies, can neutralize the acid in your stomach. But also Magnesium is vital to many other body functions. It activates vitamin D in the body, helps form and calcify bones, and even can help your overall heart health.
Many over the counter medications for occasional acid reflux include magnesium. Antacids, H2 Receptors, and Proton Pump Inhibitors include Magnesium Chloride. These mixtures of aluminum, calcium, hydroxide and bicarbonate ions neutralize the acid and relieve your symptoms.
Studies have also shown, those who are magnesium deficient (magnesium levels are low) are more likely to experience acid reflux symptoms. This is due to the neutralizing effects of overall magnesium levels in the body on stomach acid. Having high magnesium levels is a possible long term fix for acid reflux due to this. It doesn’t mean you can go eat the spiciest Tai food you can find, but it should provide a stable relief for healthy eating.
The best way to raise magnesium levels is to use transdermal magnesium therapy. Using magnesium chloride bath salts, or Dead Sea Magnesium Oil to keep your bodily magnesium high. Transdermal magnesium is applied directly to the skin and adheres quickly to the bloodstream where it is then transported throughout the body. Not only will this help prevent Acid Reflux symptoms, you will also receive the myriad of other health benefits of magnesium supplementation. It is important to handle your acid reflux accordingly because chronic symptoms can lead to damage of your esophagus and possible surgery.