Frequently Asked Questions – Axia Natural Heartburn Relief FAQ
What makes Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid different?
Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid is very different from traditional antacids and acid reducers such as proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and H2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) because it takes into account the whole digestive process. Because the presence of key enzymes are needed to help digest food and nutrients, we designed Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid to provide the fast heartburn relief of a traditional antacid coupled with prodigestive enzymes that aid in continuing the digestive process even after heartburn-causing gastric acid is neutralized.
How quickly does Axia3 ProDigestive™Antacid stop heartburn pain?
Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid goes to work on contact. The duel combination of sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate quickly deliver soothing relief to the esophagus, while neutralizing gastric acid upon entering the stomach.
How does Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid promote healthy digestion?
Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid contains an exclusive blend of natural prodigestive enzymes that constitute our patented Trigestive™ enzymatic formula. This exclusive enzyme blend is the key method by which critical nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and essential fats & oils are broken down for subsequent absorption by the body.
What is Xylitol?
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a naturally occurring sugar substitute. Xylitol is absorbed more slowly than sugar and does not contribute to high blood sugar levels or the hyperglycemia caused by insufficient insulin response. As such, it is considered a diabetic-friendly sweetener. Xylitol is also believed to provide other health benefits such as improved oral health, promoting improved boned density, defense against certain infections and possibly transmitting from mother to child during pregnancy defense against bacteria known to cause tooth decay during the first two years of a child’s life.
How many tablets of Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid can I take?
Depending on the severity of acute heartburn pain, you may take between 2 to 4 tablets for immediate relief. You may take up to 10 tablets in one 24-hour period. However, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor if you have any questions regarding your individual condition.
Why should I use Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid instead of a traditional antacid?
Traditional antacids stop heartburn pain on contact by neutralizing the acid in the esophagus while increasing the pH level in the stomach to neutralize gastric acid, but they do not provide additional assistance to the body to digest any food remaining in the stomach. This could result in indigestion and intestinal discomfort. Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid provides the immediate relief from heartburn pain on contact while promoting proper digestion with the patented Trigestive™ enzymatic formula.
Why should I use Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid instead of an acid reducer for occasional heartburn?
Acid reducers work through the bloodstream to shut down the pumps in the body through which gastric acid is released, thus, altogether inhibiting chemical reactions with enzymes required for proper digestion. While acid reducers are very effective in treating frequently recurring heartburn and damage resulting from advanced acid reflux, in most cases they should only be taken for a short period of time, and in cases of occasional heartburn in the absence of any damage to the esophagus, a doctor should be consulted if they should not be taken at all. Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid provides a more ideal solution to occasional heartburn, coupled with the digestive aid benefits of the Trigestive™ enzymatic formula.
Does Axia3 ProDigestive Antacid treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
No. Axia3 ProDigestive Antacid is not designed to treat GERD. It is intended for the relief of occasional heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach. You should consult your doctor to diagnostically determine if you suffer from GERD.
It seems like there are many recent studies indicating certain risks in taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn. Is this true?
Yes. Recent studies analyzed by the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest that up 69% of all PPI prescriptions are unwarranted and that consumers might be overusing PPIs such as omezaprole, Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid due to misunderstanding the proper use of these products. While PPIs are very effective in treating frequent heartburn and advanced acid reflux conditions such as GERD, long-term use of such products for the treatment of occasional heartburn may lead to increased rates of Clostridium difficile diarrheal infection, pneumonia, bone fractures, and negative interaction with antiplatelet medications such as Plavix. As such, Axia3 ProDigestive™ Antacid is an ideal choice for occasional heartburn, as it works on contact and is not known to negatively interact with any other medications or supplements. However, AXIA ESSENTIALS always recommends individuals consult their doctor if they suffer from frequent heartburn despite using antacids for treatment and/or making lifestyle adjustments, as this might be a sign of a more serious condition such as GERD that might need treatment with a PPI.
What is Pregnancy Heartburn?
Pregnancy Heartburn occurs because progesterone, the hormone that relaxes muscles during pregnancy, also relaxes the stomach valve that normally keeps acid out of the esophagus. The growing uterus pushes against the stomach, forcing digestive acids up and into the esophagus.
How is Axia4 different from Axia3?
Axia4 contains Probiotics—2 Billion Healthy Bacteria, to be precise. It still contains the 5 Digestive Enzymes and Antacid Components of Axia3. The addition of Probiotics for increase Gut Health is the natural evolution of Axia products meant to heal Digestion, Nutrient Absorption, and The Gut/Brain Axis.
How can Gut Health affect unexpected areas of health such as Mood, Mental Clarity, and susceptibility to Headaches?
Studies at major universities confirm that Gut Health can heal the Gut/Brain Axis, creating higher levels of Emotional Wellbeing, improved Mood, decreased Brain Fog, less Anxiety, and even less chronic Headaches. We encourage you to research and explore the concept of The Gut/Brain Axis. Axia5 was specifically developed to decrease Anxiety related to malfunctions in the Gut/Brain Axis, while providing the Digestive Benefits of all other Axia Essentials Products.