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Household Items: Antacids

By December 28, 2019No Comments

COMMON HOUSEHOLD MEDICINES/SUPPLEMENTS – Antacids

My disclaimer :)… I never recommend taking antacids on a daily basis. In fact I don’t recommend taking them really at all. But, I understand the occasional eat at a Mexican restaurant and now you’re in pain and looking for the tums scenario.

If you have frequent heartburn, indigestion, stomach pains, please see your doctor to figure out the root problem. Antacids are a bandaid to a problem, not a solution.

People have taken Tums for years. But now as we are realizing the harmful effects of some ingredients, thankfully companies are providing us better options. Once we know better, let’s do better!

Tums ingredients include:

??Corn starch-corn is one of the top genetically modified foods on the market. It is also routinely sprayed with glyphosate (a key ingredient of RoundUp). (1)
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??Food dyes– blue #1 , red #40, yellow #5 (tartrazine), yellow #6
According to research from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, “The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, are contaminated with known carcinogens.” The definition of carcinogen is “a substance or agent causing cancer”. (2, 3)
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??Talc-Talcum powder used externally on personal areas has been labeled as a “possible carcinogen” by the International Association for Research on Cancer. If it should be avoided on the body, it doesn’t seem like a good idea to ingest talc! (4)
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??Flavors-this vague term can be a mixture of more than 100 chemicals, synthesized in a lab. It can include preservatives, solvents or chemicals, among other things.
(5)
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Genexa was kind enough to offer everyone a 20% off discount code by using JUSTINGREDIENTS.

Do you find yourself turning to antacids often? If so, I hope this blog post helped you! For my blog post about children’s cough syrup, click HERE. For my blog post about immunity boosters, click HERE.

Want more?

For all of my cheat sheets and guides, click HERE.

Sources

References:
1 https://www.iarc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MonographVolume112-1.pdf

2 https://cspinet.org/new/201006291.html

3 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcinogen

4 https://monographs.iarc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mono93.pdf

5 https://www.ewg.org/foodscores/content/natural-vs-artificial-flavors

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