Phycodol™ effectively prevents acid reflux

Phycodol™ effectively prevents reflux of stomach contents into the oesophagus by:

1. Forming a protective barrier within seconds

Phycodol™ interacts with the gastric juices in the stomach to form a stable raft-like gel in just a few seconds. The raft then floats on top of the gastric juices and provides a mechanical barrier against reflux of the stomach contents into the oesophagus. This provides fast soothing and long-lasting relief from heartburn and indigestion due to GORD.

2. Increasing the buoyancy and strength of the raft

To enhance the efficiency of the raft, Phycodol™ is enriched with sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. The sodium bicarbonate provides a source of carbon dioxide that entraps itself within the gel matrix and consequently increases the volume while reducing the density of the gel. This increases the buoyancy of the raft enabling it to float on top of the acidic stomach contents, faster and longer. When calcium carbonate, the source of divalent cations, forms cross-links with the gel, the strength of the raft is increased. The increased raft buoyancy and strength provides a physical barrier and relief for up to four hours.



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