This is a sponsored post created in partnership with AloeCure.
If you've ever suffered from heart burn, you know how miserable it can be! I suffered from it horribly during my first pregnancy, and ever since then there are still certain foods that set it off.
Of course, the best thing for me to do is avoid those foods. Diet changes should always come first! However, it's hard to avoid triggers all of the time and sometimes I end up miserable after a delicious meal. So I have to treat the heartburn so I can actually get a good night's sleep.
When I was pregnant, I ate Tums like they were candy. This is, of course, before I knew too much about ingredients. In addition to calcium, the assorted fruit variety of Tums contains adipic acid, artificial and natural flavours, corn starch, FD&C blue #1 Al. lake, FD&C red # 40 Al. lake, FD&C yellow #5 Al. lake, FD&C yellow #6 Al. lake, mineral oil, sodium hexametaphosphate, sucrose, talc. I just don't understand why you need all of those artificial ingredients and mineral oil in a simple antacid.
I was also anemic during my first pregnancy, and Tums are known to block the absorption of iron. So all of those iron pills I was taking were totally cancelled out. Yikes!
Since I've become more aware of ingredients and natural alternatives, I have started using natural remedies to manage episodes of heartburn. Here are my favorites:
I encapsulate bentonite clay and take two capsules at the first sign up heartburn. It stops it right away!
We just added activated charcoal to our medicine cabinet. I haven't tried it yet, but Zoë prefers it to bentonite clay when she gets heartburn.
A new one we've added to our routine is Aloe Cure's Aloe Extract. I've heard for a while that aloe juice is super awesome for heartburn, but never had the opportunity to try it until I was sent some to sample. The first time I used it, it took away my heartburn instantly.
The taste wasn't awesome. It tastes slightly sour to me, Kaylee says it tastes like apple cider vinegar and Zoë says it tastes plain. I think it would be great in smoothies, but we have the natural flavor – a grape flavor is also available. But if it works, I'm all for it!
Aloe is a natural antacid, and AloeCure has lots of malic-calcium, which is a strong acid buffer. It also contains polysaccharides, which help to soothe and heal your digestive tract while providing natural heartburn relief. In addition to relieving heartburn, Aloe Vera juice can help boost your immune system, fight against memory loss and support joint health since it is filled with vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
AloeCure is made from Aloe Barbadensis Miller, the most healing species of aloe vera. They own all the aloe farms and manufacturing facilities used to grow and make AloeCure, so they can guarantee its purity and potency. AloeCure is certified organic by ECOCERT. Purchase AloeCure here.