Heartburn and Acid Reflux are the result of too much stomach acid.
GOAL: Deactivate the burning acid.
PPI Inhibitors: Prevacid, Prilosec or Nexium.
H2 Blockers: Tagamet and Zantac.
Roles of HCL and Pepsin
Stomach acid must be at a pH of 1.5- 2.2 to effectively close the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) that separates the acid stomach environment from your esophagus.
A single dose of a PPI or H2 Blocker will raise the stomach pH to 6.0+