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Is it true that low-carb or Mediterranean diets help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
Find out if a low-carb diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, or lifestyle changes help with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Which supplements, foods or diet and lifestyle changes help relieve acid reflux (heartburn), and which worsen it?
Find out which supplements and foods can help relieve acid reflux, and which can make it worse.
I read that famotidine (Pepcid) may help treat COVID-19. Is this true? Might a proton pump inhibitor, like Prilosec, help?
Pepcid (famotidine) was reported to improve outcomes in people with COVID-19 in China. But is there evidence that Pepcid really helps to treat COVID-19?
Alginate Supplements Review (For Reflux)
See Our Top Pick Alginate Supplements For Reducing Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
Can melatonin help with stomach pain?
Find out if melatonin supplements can help with stomach pain, ulcers, reflux and dyspepsia, or if it can cause stomach upset.
Is there evidence that d-limonene can help fight cancer?
Find out if d-limonene can help fight cancer or help for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder), including evidence from clinical studies.
Do any supplements or diets help prevent or treat osteoporosis?
If you have osteoporosis, you may be interested in supplements or diets for bone health. Find out which can increase bone strength and density.
Melatonin Supplements Review
Find the Best Melatonin Supplements. Trouble Sleeping? See CL's Tests of Melatonin Supplements and Top Picks.
I take omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton pump inhibitor, to reduce stomach acid. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Supplement interactions with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec) and Nexium.
Reflux Supplement Interactions
Alginate supplements can help reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD – a common cause of heartburn), but they may also reduce the absorption of medications, as well as vitamins, and minerals. Learn how to avoid this in the Concerns and Cautions section our Alginate Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among alginate supplements.
What are the health benefits of zinc carnosine, also called polaprezinc, and is it safe?
Find out if zinc carnosine is beneficial for any GI conditions, including stomach ulcers, Helicobacter pylori infection, taste disturbances, aspirin-induced small-bowel injury and oral mucositis, and learn if it is safe.
What are the health benefits of amla and is it safe?
Learn about amla (Indian gooseberry), including its potential health benefits and possible safety concerns.
Quercetin Supplements Review
Find the Best Quercetin Supplements. ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Not All Quercetin Supplements Contain What They Claim.
6 Tips to Avoid Getting a Pill Stuck in Your Throat
Some pills can be difficult to swallow and can even become lodged in the throat or cause damage to the esophagus. Learn six practical tips to help avoid getting pills stuck in the throat.
Aloe Juices, Gels, and Supplements Review
How Much Aloe is Really in Aloe Products? Find Out and See Our Top Picks.
Which ingredients should toothpastes and other dental products contain, and which should be avoided?
Learn about ingredients you want in your toothpaste, mouthwash and other dental products and which ingredients you may want to avoid.
I have IBS and don't want to take medication if I can help it. I've heard that peppermint works for IBS, but is there good research to support this?
Information about using peppermint oil for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including clinical evidence, dosage, safety and more.
Do hair loss supplements, such as Viviscal, Hair La Vie, and Nutrafol, or topical essential oils work?
Vitamins and supplements that may help with hair loss and thinning, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, protein, iron, and vitamin D.
7 Supplements That May Help Treat Peptic Ulcers and 3 To Avoid
Peptic ulcers caused by H. pylori infection are typically treated with antibiotics, but certain supplements may also help. Find out which 7 supplements might be beneficial and which 3 should be avoided.
Recalls & Warnings
Real Water Alkaline Water Recalled for Possible Link to Liver Illness
On March 24, 2021, Real Water, Inc. recalled all sizes of Real Water bottled alkaline water because it may be linked to multiple cases of non-viral hepatitis that occurred in Las Vegas, NV in November of 2020.
Recalls & Warnings
Don't Drink Real Water Alkaline Water, FDA Warns After Reports of Liver Illness
On March 16, 2021, the FDA warned consumers not to drink or use Real Water bottled alkaline water while it investigates reports of hepatitis associated with the product.
Considering an Algae-based Supplement for Reflux? See What ConsumerLab Found
White Plains, New York, February 22, 2022 — Alginate supplements have been shown to be more effective than antacids in treating heartburn, indigestion, and other symptoms of GERD (gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease).
Recalls & Warnings
Warning to D-Limonene, Vitamin C Seller
On January 31, 2018 the FDA issued a warning letter to Long Life Unlimited, LLC following a review of the company's website which found promotional statements and testimonials made about products including Balance 600, D-Limonene, Rapha Remedy, Rapha Remedy w/ p73 Wild Oregano, Vitamin C, ...