Everyone's heard the little ditty, "Drop, drop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is!" What we tend to forget after popping any antacid is that we are taking a drug. Usually it is harmless if just taken occasionally, but when taken regularly, the ingredients may throw off the salts in your body. Even worse, if a person has weak kidneys, the chemicals can build up in the body, which can become problematic.
Dr. Hoffman says that antacids even "change the pH environment of the gut, potentially causing an imbalance of friendly flora and putting you at risk for infection by the unfriendly types. Some believe that antacids may even help set the stage for infection with Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes ulcers." http://www.drhoffman.com/page.cfm/157
Of course, the worst thing about using antacids is that you are not solving the gastric issue you suffer from at the source. It will be BAAAAAAAACK! If you want to have lasting, long-term help, you will have to solve the problem at the source. That is where LaneLab's Nature's Lining fits in.
Unlike most antacids which suppress gastric acid, this chewable tab actually strengthens the mucous lining that keeps your stomach acid from attacking the stomach wall. With the lining strong, there are fewer gastric upsets and many find long-term help even after they stop taking the product. So, if you are looking for something long-term and natural, try Nature's Lining. Ellen