ABA is an over the counter anti-acid brand, produced by CalPharm, the main ingredients are sodium bicarbonate and citric acid in user friendly blister packed capsules and a 30 capsule container.
The capsules can achieve fast results by actually releasing it's acid-neutralising salts directly at the effected area. When heartburn or acid strikes take ABA for fast relief.
The acid-neutralising salts in ABA neutralizes stomach acid on contact and it is very gentle on the stomach. Unlike Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPI's) and H2 Blockers which work by reducing the production of stomach acid and needs to be absorbed before effective relief of the acid burn. ABA does not need to be absorbed to start acting. It works fast on neutralizing acidity and does not interfere with the body's normal stomach acid production.
Acidity is a set of symptoms caused by excess production of acid in the stomach. The stomach naturally produces gastric or hydrochloric acid (HCl) to help digest and break down food. Acidity symptoms arise when there is excess production of stomach acid due to triggers such as acidic foods, alcohol, dehydration and stress.
When this occurs, the excess acid may move up from the stomach to the esophagus. The lining of the stomach with a pH of ± 3 is designed to withstand a high acidic environment. The esophagus with a pH of around 7 is not, and one may experience symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest when the pH in the esophagus drops below 4 due to acid moving up the esophagus.
ABA work by normalizing the pH in the Esophagus to above 3.5 relieving acidity.
Symptoms of acidity:
Burning sensation in the chest
Burning sensation in the stomach
Burning sensation in the throat
Sour taste in the mouth