Coffee acid stomach relief with Javacid—Frequently Asked Questions

What is JAVAcid and how does it work? 
JAVAcid is an all natural, flavorless, powdered coffee additive containing FDA GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredients known to reduce the effects of acidic foods and beverages. JAVAcid comes in convenient, 2 gram single serve stick pack packets.  JAVAcid does not affect the acidity of the food itself but reduces the impact of the acids on the stomach in multiple ways.  It contains the ingredients listed below which provide specific benefits to digestive health. 


Dietary Fiber- 800mg of Resistant Maltodextrin and 800mg of (Chicory) dietary fiber.  These are pre-biotic fibers that help absorb the acids within the stomach and are more effective then most other fiber products.  They also increase the “good bacteria” in the stomach and improve digestive health and regularity.    


DGL- 200mg of diglicerized licorice (DGL).  This licorice extract has been shown to help increase the layer of mucus in the stomach that protects the stomach lining and reduces the effects of acid.  Many people have been taking DGL in its raw form for years to help their digestive health but have to endure the strong taste.  With our food chemist and years of trial and error we have been able to reduce the taste of the DGL so it does not impact the flavor of your coffee or food. 


Calcium- 200mg of Calcium Carbonate.  Calcium Carbonate reduces the acidity of the coffee in the stomach by adding an alkaline (opposite of an acid) into the stomach. This is a very effective antacid and along with the other JAVAcid ingredients is much more effective then calcium carbonate by itself. In addition the calcium is ingested at the same time as the coffee increasing it’s effectiveness.  The calcium also has a beneficial effect on bone retention and strength. 


Vitamin D- 200IU of Vitamin D.   This increases the bodies ability to absorb or “uptake” the calcium carbonate.  It makes the calcium carbonate more effective and it provides 50% of the US RDA of Vitamin D. 


How do I use JAVAcid? 
Open one individually wrapped, zero calorie JAVAcid packet, sprinkle and stir into any coffee or coffee drink and enjoy. 


Does JAVAcid work with any coffee? 
Yes - You can enjoy any coffee, anytime! Use JAVAcid in all your favorite coffee drinks—brewed or french press coffee, cappuccino, latte, mocha or just a straight shot of espresso. That’s what makes JAVAcid the preferred solution for people who love to drink any coffee anytime, with friends, at work and at home. 


Is JAVAcid a 'Low Acid Coffee' product? 
No – JAVAcid is not a coffee product in itself, but is a flavorless coffee additive. Rather than limiting you to a low acid coffee bean, JAVAcid’s Patent Pending formula reduces the acidic effects of any coffee, allowing you to continue drinking the coffee(s) you prefer.  


What is the difference between JAVAcid and a Low Acid Coffee? 
JAVAcid was designed to be added to any coffee whether you drink an espresso from the neighborhood coffee shop, or your own favorite blend at home. You don’t have to compromise and change your coffee to a custom low acid coffee bean. Also, it is not only coffee acid  that can upset your digestive health. JAVAcid’s natural, healthy ingredients help your stomach deal with coffee acid and other coffee related irritants. 


Why is JAVAcid so unique? 
No other product comes close to taking the JAVAcid approach in several important ways. 

Makes Any Coffee Stomach Friendly
Continue drinking your favorite coffee in your favorite place whenever you want. JAVAcid packets are convenient to carry with you anywhere so you can always enjoy any coffee at home, office, restaurant or barista coffee drink.
JAVAcid Works in Your Stomach not on your coffee
There are hundreds of compounds in coffee, many of which can be the cause of digestive discomfort. JAVAcid delivers acid reducing and healthy ingredients to your stomach with every sip. This is a more inclusive approach than just removing one chemical (acid) from coffee by helping your stomach deal with these various irritants.
All Natural

JAVAcid incorporates all natural acid reducing and digestive health ingredients and does not use any harsh chemicals or drug products. Unlike many antacids or digestive health foods JAVAcid has no flavor, calories, sugar, fat, gluten or sodium. 


How much does JAVAcid reduce the acid in coffee?
JAVAcid is intentionally formulated to not significantly effect the acidity of the coffee itself as this would affect flavor. Instead, JAVAcid delivers the acid reducing and the digestive health ingredients of calcium, fiber and licorice extracts to your body with your coffee. This is a much more inclusive approach than just dealing with one chemical (acid) in coffee.


Is JAVAcid safe to use and is it FDA approved? 
Yes, JAVAcid is all natural, safe, and effective. All of the individual ingredients in JAVAcid have been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have been determined to be “generally recognized as safe” otherwise know as “GRAS”. " JAVAcid uses only “GRAS” ingredients in our product to insure its safety for our customers.   
 


How dangerous is Coffee Acid Reflux and Heartburn?

Many people suffer from an acidic unbalanced pH in their body. This condition forces the body to borrow minerals—mostly calcium - from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity—a condition that may go undetected for years. Mild acidosis can cause such problems as cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen, weight gain, obesity and diabetes, bladder and kidney conditions including kidney stones, immune deficiency, acceleration of free radical damage, premature aging, osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs, joint pain, aching muscle, lactic acid buildup, low energy, and chronic fatigue. 

A recent seven-year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on 9,000 women showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. The scientists who carried out this experiment believe that many of the hip fractures prevalent among middle-aged women are connected to high acidity caused by a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables. This is because the body borrows calcium from the bones in order to balance pH. — American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 


How is JAVAcid different from acid reflux and heartburn medicines? 
JAVAcid is not a medicine or drug.  It is all natural and contains more digestive health ingredients than an acid reducer. These ingredients include Inulin Fiber (Prebiotic), Deglycerized Licorice root extract (DGL), Fibersol 2 (Resistant Maltodextrin), Vitamin D3 and Calcium Carbonate. All of these ingredients on their own are useful against digestive upset, however, the proprietary JAVAcid formula combines these ingredients to work together in a synergistic combination. The fiber absorbs acid and promotes digestive flora, the calcium reduces acid, the vitamin D helps your body  absorbs the calcium, the Inulin neutralizes the flavor of the DGL and the DGL helps your body protect itself against digestive and food acids.  

JAVAcid easy to use and remember to take. Once you add the healthy benefits of JAVAcid to your daily coffee routine, you will never go back! 


Does JAVAcid have a lasting effect? 
JAVAcid is formulated to immediately provide relief from coffee-acid stomach discomfort while helping your body long-term against excess stomach acid, acidic foods and an imbalanced pH condition. Each ingredient in JAVAcid is known for both immediate relief and also lasting digestive health benefits when taken over time. 


Do I Need to Use JAVAcid in Every Cup?

Some customers report they use one packet of JAVAcid in the first cup of coffee and stomach benefits last throughout the day helping with other acidic foods. Many use a packet for every cup. Each customer experience is different depending on the severity of your digestive issue. Please visit www.javacid.com to read what other  JAVAcid users have to say! 


What size cup of coffee should I use?

A single-serve JAVAcid packet will work fine in an 8-20 oz coffee. 



Is JAVAcid sold in stores? 
JAVAcid is currently sold online only. If you have a favorite local store you want to carry JAVAcid or you are a retailer feel free to contact us today. 

Can I put JAVAcid in other things, such at lattes, decaffeinated coffee, teas, sauces, wine, or smoothies?
Yes- JAVAcid dissolves and works well in other drinks as well as hot foods. JAVAcid takes a bit longer to dissolve in cold beverages and is not recommended for carbonated drinks.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes, we have a affiliate program and if you are interested in spreading the good word about JAVAcid and earn extra income please send an e-mail to affiliate@javacid.com  


Can I take this while I am pregnant or nursing?

JAVAcid is all natural, safe and effective but always check with your medical professional if you have concerns. All ingredients in JAVAcid have been determined by the FDA to be generally recognized as safe. 


Will JAVAcid interact with any of my medications? Are there any side effects?

We are not aware of any negative drug interaction with JAVAcid or FDA listed drug interactions for the ingredients. We know of no known or documented side effects associated with the use of JAVAcid. The ingredients are all natural, safe and effective but always check with your medical professional if you have concerns.  


Does JAVAcid change the flavor of my coffee? 
JAVAcid is formulated not to affect the flavor of your favorite coffee beverage.  


Does JAVAcid do anything more to improve my overall digestive health?

The ingredients in JAVAcid naturally improve intestinal flora and may improve overall digestive health and regularity in as little as 5 days. You can use JAVAcid in place of high calorie, less portable digestive health foods like Kraft LiveActive©  cheese, pro-biotic yogurt or cottage cheese. We often hear how people have been helped with acid reflux, barrett's esophagus, IC and IBS.  


Can I buy JAVAcid in bulk?

JAVAcid is only offered in convenient, 2 gram, single serve packets at this time. 


Can you provide more detailed information regarding the ingredients of JAVAcid?
JAVAcid contains only: Inulin Fiber (Prebiotic), Deglycerized Licorice root extract (DGL), Fibersol 2 (Resistant Maltodextrin), Vitamin D3 and Calcium Carbonate.

Deglycerized Licorice (DGL)
DGL has a long history of use for reducing acid and soothing inflamed injured mucous membranes in the digestive tract. DGL may protect the stomach and duodenum by increasing production of mucin, a substance that protects the lining of these organs against stomach acid and other harmful substances. According to laboratory research, flavonoids in licorice may also inhibit growth of H. pylori, the bacteria that has been implicated in many cases of stomach ulcers.
For people with peptic ulcer, many doctors who use herbal medicine use the deglycerized (deglycyrrhizinated) form of licorice (DGL). In making DGL, the portion of licorice root that can increase blood pressure and cause water retention is removed, while the acid reducing, mucous-membrane-healing part of the root is retained.
In some reports, DGL has been compared favorably to the popular drug cimetidine (Tagamet) for treatment of peptic ulcer. After DGL and cimetidine were discontinued in the test subjects, one study reported fewer recurrences in the DGL group than in the cimetidine group.

Though not every trial has reported efficacy, most studies find DGL to facilitate healing of peptic ulcer. A review of the DGL research shows that the studies not reporting efficacy used capsules, and the trials finding DGL to be helpful were done with the DGL coming into contact with saliva as it does in JAVAcid. 


Inulin Fiber
Inulin is a form of dietary fiber derived from chicory root. Inulin is a naturally occurring carbohydrate. It has the ability to activate the “good bacteria” in the digestive tract, which is critical to the digestive health of people with excessive stomach acid. Fiber also helps absorb excessive acid so that acid can be passed out of the stomach. It also has been shown to increase the bioavailability of calcium, which can work favorably in reducing the autointoxication acid forming process.  The Inulin works with the calcium in JAVAcid to contribute to gastrointestinal health.

Fibersol2
Fibersol 2 is similar to Inulin. It is a maltodextrin-like oligosaccharide which is also known for its ability to promote healthy intestinal flora, which can get compromised in people with excessive stomach acid.
In vitro (test-tube studies), Fibersol-2 fermentation increased total short-chain fatty acid production compared with gum arabic. Researchers noted Fibersol-2, as well as Inulin supplementation led to increased concentrations of Bifidobacteria. This is one of the “good bacteria” that help us digest our food. Increased amounts show an increase in general bowel health.

Calcium Carbonate
Calcium carbonate is commonly found in foods, and has a long history of reducing stomach acid when consumed. It works by binding (combining chemically) to excess acid produced by the stomach. This neutralizes the acid and decreases the acidity of the stomach content. The alkalizing properties of Calcium may also help reduce the autointoxication process. This occurs when the body cannot process all the acid in food and stores excess acid in tissues.

Vitamin D3

JAVAcid includes Vitamin D3 to maximize the absorption of Calcium and for the vitamins other established health benefits. Vitamin D is found in very few foods and is increasingly considered to be a vital supplement. Vitamin D is essential for promoting calcium absorption and maintaining adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and prevent diseases caused by abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen.  

Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D has other roles in human health, including modulation of neuromuscular and immune function and reduction of inflammation. Many genes encoding proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are modulated in part by vitamin D. 


What are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredients as defined by the FDA?  (FD&C Act)

"GRAS" is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the FD&C Act, any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to pre-market review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive. GRAS substances are distinguished from food additives by the type of information that supports the GRAS determination, that it is publicly available and generally accepted by the scientific community, but should be the same quantity and quality of information that would support the safety of a food additive. Additional information on GRAS can be found on the GRAS Notification Program page. 

At JAVAcid, we get a lot of different questions about what JAVAcid is, how it works and even how it can work to reduce coffee stomach upset.

The simple answer to most questions is that JAVAcid is a coffee additive that contains a range of natural ingredients that, when added to coffee, reduce the number of coffee-related problems and, unlike low or less acidic coffee, still give you the same great taste.
 
 
 

For informational purposes only. 
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 
 

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For informational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Copyright© 2009 Pleasant Products™ LLC, all rights reserved

 

 

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