In a previous post “Your Gut Is Unique, Just Like Your Treatment Plan” we outlined exactly how the Heartburn Relief Kit works and how to follow the dosage plan throughout your course of treatment. We highly recommend reading through this post if you haven’t done so already as it’s an excellent guide to getting started on your plan.
However, we also want to give you a clear idea of what to expect once you start the course to ease any concerns you may have. It is a little difficult to be extremely detailed in this regard as every individual has a different history and varying levels of symptoms. But we can provide guidelines on what to expect for the average individual.
When you get your kit, you’ll be starting with the Acid Relief supplement. You will take 2 of these daily in Week 1 of the treatment. On day 8, you will stop your PPI if you are on one. You will start 2 of the Reflux Inhibitor daily before your heaviest meal and keep taking the Acid Relief. You are advised to take up to a max of 5 Reflux Inhibitors once daily before this mea. We recommend starting with 2 and increasing gradually. You can go up to 5 if you feel the dosage is not reducing your symptoms.
You can also take extra Acid Relief if/as needed up to a max of 10 daily. This can be taken at any time. Some people prefer to take the Acid Relief with food to help with swallowing it. We always recommend taking it with a lot water – a pint glass would be fine. Note: you can open the Acid Relief if you can’t swallow capsules. You cannot open the Reflux Inhibitor.
What Results To Expect
When the Reflux Inhibitor is working, you will gradually start to experience less acid reflux and heartburn. It will not start working right away as it is a long-term solution, not a short-term fix. We expect you to have some small improvement after about 2-3 weeks on the Reflux Inhibitor. If you have no improvement after 1 week, increase the dose. If you’d like to try increasing it sooner than this, you can do so. This is very much a trial and error process until you get the dosage that works for you. We’re always here to work with you along the way on Facebook Messenger.
You will likely have to adjust this dosage over the course of the 100-120 day treatment plan. This is important to do if you feel your progress has stalled. If you’re two months into the treatment and you’re still getting acid reflux now and then but have had gradual small improvements, this is normal and all part of the process. Your gut is healing and that takes time. During this time, the Acid Relief is working daily to heal any damage to the lining of your stomach and esophagus. And the Reflux Inhibitor is restoring your stomach acidity to a level that stops your LES from remaining open which is what causes acid reflux.
In time, your stomach will start producing this acid itself and you won’t need the Reflux Inhibitor. When you are no longer getting any acid reflux, the Acid Relief will continue to work on the healing process and ease any burning from pre-existing damage. So don’t panic if you’re still getting some heartburn by the 90-day mark. Your body just needs time to heal. Think of it as a bad burn on your hand; if you keep burning it over and over again then it’s never going to heal. But once we have the acid reflux under control, that uninterrupted healing process can really begin.
Coming Off A PPI
You will come off your PPI if you are on one, before starting the Reflux Inhibitor. This is something that can be concerning for some people because they are so used to using the PPI to control their acid reflux, and that’s understandable. They are used to getting acid reflux as soon as they stop the PPI at any time. This is the issue with using PPIs and why they don’t actually resolve acid reflux.
Is Rebound Reflux Real?
A lot of clients ask us if they will have “rebound” reflux when they come off the PPI and start our supplements. In our experience of dealing with clients who come off PPIs, there is sometimes a bit of a transition period in the first 1-2 weeks, however, what’s happening during this time is that they’re adjusting the dosage to the level that will work for them. We need to increase acidity to get the LES to close. But if we don’t hit that level then you’ll get some acid reflux in the interim because that acid is going to get through.
For this reason, this isn’t really exclusively a “coming off a PPI” issue. It’s a common dosage adjustment period. In the case of people who have previously been on a PPI, acidity will be even lower, so if you do get acid reflux, make sure that you increase your Reflux Inhibitor dose. The last thing to do is panic and go back on the PPI right away as we want to increase that acidity, not tank it again! Once you follow the directions for adjusting dosage when you get started, you’ll find the right dose for you pretty quickly and can get on the road to recovery!
When To Start The pH Balancer (Or Do You Need To?)
The pH balancer is an excellent addition tor maintaining a healthy gut and acidity. You can start taking this at any stage of the process. We recommend it most during the last few weeks when you’re coming off the RI and the following month/s. Taking the pH balancer when reducing the RI can improve the speed of the process and results.
Other Digestive Issues Such As Bloating
Many people suffering from acid reflux have a number of digestive problems going on due to low acidity. One of the key problems is bloating. This is because when acidity is too low, food cannot be digested properly. If you experience bloating when on the Reflux Inhibitor, it usually means that you’re not on a high enough dose to get your acidity to a level for optimal digestion and we recommend increasing the dosage in this case.
If your acid reflux is resolved on your current dosage but you still have bloating, this is different. We recommend increasing your digestive enzymes with the Digestive Aid and clearing out your system with the Detox Cleanse. There are a few treatment options available when this is an issue. It’s best to discuss it with us 1:1 by sending us a direct message on Facebook for a consultation.
We Are Only A Direct Message Away!
Hopefully, this gives you a good idea of what to expect when on the Heartburn Relief Kit. We are available on Facebook Mon-Fri and will respond to any messages within 24 hours. Our client Facebook group is also an excellent resource for sharing your experience. You’ll get great support from others following the program so please do join if you haven’t already. We can’t wait to see you there!