The Finest Herbal Help For Peptic Ulcers
For many years the routine medical approach in treating peptic ulcers has been to reduce gastric acidity with antacids or strong drugs which block stomach acid secretion. Two of the world’s best-selling medications for this are Zantac and Tagamet. They are now available in OTC (over-the-counter) versions at somewhat weaker strengths. In prescription form, however, they are much stronger but also more expensive: Zantac at $48.00 for 30 tablets, and Tagamet at $29.00 for 30 tablets. A relatively new third anti-ulcer medication that made its debut in late 1995 is called Prilosec. It is extremely potent and terribly expensive at $104.00 for 30 tablets or a month’s supply.
While they do work for the purpose they’re chiefly intended, namely to halt stomach acid production and thereby give relief to ulcers, all three have some nasty side effects if taken for very long. The number involved reads like a bad laundry list of health dilemmas: nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, some vitamin and mineral deficiencies, liver damage, hair loss, male breast enlargement, dizziness, allergies, headaches, osteoporosis, depression, insomnia, and impotence.
This is why it is much better to use something natural — an agent that is simple but safe and effective, and inexpensive. The compound referred to is DGL or Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice. The glycyrrhizinic acid component of the root has been removed since it can aggravate hypertension, irritate the kidneys, and induce gout if accumulated in the body for very long. DGL is the preferred form of licorice throughout Europe, much of Asia, and India. But, oddly enough, it is hardly used by herb companies in North America.
A 1982 clinical study tested Tagamet (1 gram daily) and DGL (in the form of Caved-S at six tablets daily) for up to 12 weeks on 100 patients suffering from gastric ulcers. Doctors confirmed that the DGL preparation was “as effective as cimetidine [Tagamet] in gastric ulcer therapy.”
But what would happen if DGL were tested against Zantac and Tagamet? In several head-to-head comparison studies, it was amply demonstrated that DGL was more effective than either Zantac or Tagamet in both short term treatment and maintenance therapy of peptic ulcers. Furthermore, DGL yielded none of the untoward side-effects that the other two drugs did, and did the job of ulcer healing at just a fraction of the cost.
Ulcer sufferers can obtain outstanding help at a fabulous price: two 380 mg chewable tablets of DGL 20 minutes before a meal at less than $25.00 per month! Now that’s a savings worth considering, not only for your pocket book but also for your body as well.
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