Perfectly Healthy Heartburn Ease provides soothing relief from symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, GERD and indigestion. Perfectly Healthy Heartburn Ease's unique blend of ingredients, when taken between meals and/or at bedtime, soothes your stomach naturally and restores digestive health. The Cause of Acid Reflux Acid reflux affects approximately 25 million Americans each year. Most people believe that acid reflux is caused by an overproduction of stomach acid. This assumption is incorrect! The real culprit in acid reflux is a malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a flap that separates the base of the esophagus from the top of the stomach and opens only to allow food and liquids to pass down or vomit or gas to pass up. When the LES is functioning properly it will remain closed at all other times, sealing off the esophagus from the harmful acids in the stomach. When the LES is malfunctioning however, the corrosive stomach acids are able to make their way into the esophagus where they burn the esophageal lining. Over time this can lead to ulcers, swelling and even cancer. Many things can lead to LES malfunction: the consumption of nicotine, caffeine, chocolate, certain drugs, eating large meals, obesity, hernia (hiatis), alcohol, food allergies and low stomach acid. The Problem with Prescription Acid Blockers Prescription acid blockers operate on the assumption that an overproduction of acid is the cause of your acid reflux. Based on this idea, they work by blocking or dramatically slowing down the stomach's acid production, thereby minimizing the chance that acid can enter and harm your esophagus. To that end, they do their job- but at a dangerous cost to your health. Stomach acid plays an important role in both digestion and your overall health and by blocking its production you are essentially starving the body of life sustaining nutrients. Without adequate amounts of stomach acid, vital amino acids, vitamins and minerals are unable to break down properly and fail to make it into your bloodstream. Insufficient amounts of stomach acid severely impact the production of life-sustaining hormones and create an environment ripe for harmful bacteria to thrive. Without enough stomach acid to keep the bacteria at bay, the toxic bacterial byproducts can spread throughout the body. Overtime, the results of low stomach acid can be devastating. Research has shown that chronic low stomach acid can lead to a wide range of serious diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, allergies, skin disorders, and depression. How Heartburn Ease Can Help You The natural ingredients in Heartburn Ease work synergistically to regulate acid production naturally while soothing the esophagus from the pain associated with acid reflux. Take Heartburn Ease along with treatments designed by your doctor to heal your malfunctioning LES. The unique blend of ingredients when taken between meals soothes your stomach naturally and restores digestive health.