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How can calcium help prevent heartburn caused by overeating?

Leopold D. Galland, MD
Internal Medicine
Getting too full can lead to heartburn or acid reflux. Calcium helps to stop heartburn by tightening the valve that keeps stomach acid in its place. The most effective preparation is calcium citrate powder. Take 250 mg, dissolved in water, after every meal and at bedtime (for a total daily dose of 1,000 mg). Swallowing calcium pills does not prevent reflux because the calcium is not instantly dissolved.

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