January 16, 2013

Sodium Alginate to Treat Non-Acid Reflux

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


Anonymous said...

When you click on Genestra - Sodium Alginate link, it says it is not available for shipment outside the US. Can you provide a link for US residents?

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

Cat Lover said...

I just purchased a bottle from Amazon. I will come back and report if I had any success with it or not. I plan on taking just one 400 mg capsule before bedtime. That is when I seem to reflux and my voice can go from clear to hoarse almost overnight it seems. I am now eating a mostly whole foods, plant based diet advocated by Dr. John McDougall and that seems to be helping a lot also. Thank you for the information on the Sodium Alginate.

Anonymous said...

I am also having this problem! I have just ordered my alginate as well. I thought I was having allergies, or picking up viruses. The constant clearing and coughing has been driving me crazy. I am relieved to know that this may help. Have had two normal scopes which only showed mucus!

pierre_georges said...

Hey Cat Lover, did it help you?

Nettie said...

I am having the same issue. I went to my local health clinic and they gave me a cough syrup to relieve the cough but the constant coughing is back and gets irritating at this point.

CSU History said...

You will need to take some baking soda too.

dbaucke said...

Does anyone know if sodium alginate capsules by itself works or does it need another agent (baking soda, calcium carbonate) in order to form the "raft" barrier?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I purchased Will Powder Sodium alginate from Amazon and under the comments section Top Customer Review look for title " Good for Gerd/LPR. There is a very detailed explanation how sodium alginate works and a homemade "recipe" to duplicate Gaviscon Advance.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anymouse said...

Okay, to further help everyone on what I have found. Yes, Gaviscon Advance Works and works well. The issue is that it is expensive and takes forever to get to the United States. The price keeps going up too. The study they used to come up with this homemade recipe was found here.


I have order two different brands of the Sodium Algenate and both are food grade. Oh, and here are the ingredients of the Gaviscon Advance liquid. I think most of the inactive ingredients are probably to help consistency and actually get people to take it, honestly I do not care how it tastes, I just want something that works.

Active Ingredients
1000mg Sodium Alginate
200 Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate
Inactive Ingredients
Calcium Carbonate
Mehtyl (E218) and Propyl (E216) Parahydroxybenzoates
Sodium Saccharin
Sodium Hydroxide
Peppermint Flavour
Purified Water

Yeah the taste does not bother me, the LPR bothered me. As soon as my powder comes in today I will start making this stuff in batches.

wiccapedia said...

The reason you can't get Gaviscon liquid in the USA is because Glaxo-Smith-Kline and other pharmacy manufacturers want everyone in the World to be taking Zantac (also Ranitidine, Omeprazole and so on.) The stats for people with GERD acid reflux and hiatial hernias are off the scale, due to rubbish food and lack of exercise in both the USA and Europe. I'm guessing lobbying the FDA in the US is the reason these drugs are constantly being pushed at us.

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