Reflux, a common occurrence affecting many, often leads to discomfort and distress. The sensation of stomach acid creeping up the esophagus and into the throat can be both painful and irritating. While various behavior changes, medications, and alginates are commonly recommended to manage reflux, one little-known complementary therapy provides tremendous benefits: Chewing gum!
Gum chewing has been shown to not only provide reflux relief but also promote better oral, cognitive, and digestive health. However, not all gum is created equal. Reflux Gourmet’s Proprietary Alginate Complex, combined with a chorus of natural gastrointestinal heroes such as sodium bicarbonate, ginger, celeriac, and aloe, all come together to promote relief from reflux. The best gum for GERD, Reflux Gourmet provides the world’s first functional alginate gum, created by our expert physicians.
The Science Behind Gum Chewing and Reflux Relief
Reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes, allowing stomach contents to flow back up into the esophagus and throat. Interestingly, gum chewing has been shown to alleviate this issue. Here’s how it works:
Increased Saliva Production: All that gum chewing encourages more frequent swallowing. Swallowing helps to clear the throat and esophagus of gastric contents and prevents their prolonged exposure to the sensitive mucosal lining, reducing the likelihood of reflux damage. Therefore, the more you swallow, the more you are protected.
Digestive Health: Gum chewing offers additional advantages for digestive health. The act of chewing stimulates the production of enzymes and gastric juices, preparing the stomach for digestion. It can also help to alleviate bloating and gas, promoting smoother digestion and further reducing the likelihood of reflux.
Oral Health: Chewing gum after meals can reach the corners of your mouth and clean the crevices of your teeth, gums, and tongue that are missed with brushing alone. This reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease and helps maintain good oral health. The enhanced saliva flow caused by gum chewing can also neutralize acid and protect the teeth and gums from harmful bacteria.
Stress Reduction: Stress is a common trigger for acid reflux as it disrupts the normal functioning of the digestive system. The act of chewing gum has been found to have a relaxing effect on individuals, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. By relieving stress, gum chewing indirectly reduces the occurrence and severity of stress-induced acid reflux episodes.
The Unique Power of Reflux Gourmet’s GxM Gum
Reflux Gourmet’s GxM gum takes gum chewing therapy to the next level. It combines the benefits of gum chewing with the healing properties of alginate therapy:
Alginate Complex: Alginates form a soothing film or coating that helps alleviate irritation and inflammation. RxG GxM doubles down on the bicarbonate, further fighting the acid by reducing its corrosive effects on the throat and esophagus. This minimizes incidences such as heartburn, chest pain, throat pain, and regurgitation.
Natural Ingredients: In addition to alginate, GxM includes aloe vera, celeriac root, and ginger to comprehensively address digestive health. Aloe vera has natural anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce the frequency of reflux. Celeriac root serves as a prebiotic to optimize nutrient absorption and digestion, while ginger is known for its antiemetic properties and can ease nausea.
Weight Management: Alginates have been clinically shown to promote satiety and may help suppress hunger pains, making it an all-natural remedy for intermittent fasting. Chewing GxM may also help you feel less hungry and experience fewer food cravings.
A Holistic Approach to Reflux Management
In conclusion, gum chewing, once seen as a simple and insignificant activity, has proven to be a valuable tool in combating acid reflux while promoting mental, oral, and gut health. The increased saliva production, enhanced esophageal clearance, acid neutralization, stress reduction, and overall improvement in oral and digestive health provide a simple adjunctive therapy for reflux, dental hygiene, and anxiety.
Reflux Gourmet’s proprietary GxM gum takes this therapy to a whole new level by coating and protecting your tender esophagus with its state-of-the-art proprietary alginate complex, boosting acid buffering, and protecting your teeth with sodium bicarbonate. It also promotes gut and systemic health with natural ingredients like aloe vera, celeriac root, and ginger.
While gum chewing can be a helpful adjunct to your reflux management, it should complement other recommended lifestyle changes and medical advice from your healthcare provider. So, why not take a chew and soothe yourself with the holistic benefits of GxM gum from Reflux Gourmet? Your reflux-free journey just got tastier and healthier.