What are Proton Pump Inhibitors?
I had several people ask me about "Proton Pump Inhibitors" and are they safe. So today we're going to talk about three of the most prescribed medications, then tomorrow on to a new topic.
Simply said . . . Proton Pump Inhibitors . . . are "buffers" for the acid in the stomach. They change the "acidity" of the acid to a more "alkaline" base. And YES, they do give relief!
But . . . the relief that they give is only a temporary fix . . . they are not a "cure"!
Now the thing I find the most disturbing about them, other than the fact that they are "buffers" and "raise" the pH balance of the stomach above its normal. These inhibitors are loaded with other elements that are detrimental to our health that we're not told about.
So here we go . . .
"Omeprazole" - #1 - the most sold PPI and it contains:
Has the buffer pH of 8.3
Glyceryl Monostearate - is a fatty acid derived from vegetable oil such as soy oil which has been known to "relax" the LES.
Hydroxpropyl Cellulose - which has been known to cause intestinal obstructions
Hypromellose - is derived from wood pulp
Iron oxide - is rust
Microcrystalline Cellulose - is wood pulp for anti-caking
Paraffin - is a flammable waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale used for sealant.
Polyethylene Glycol - is used for a laxative
Polysorbate 80 - is a synthetic compound derived from the dehydration of "SUGAR" alcohol (which bacteria loves sugar of any kind)
Sucrose - is sugar and again bacteria loves it - that's its main food source for growth
Talc - is a known "CARCINOGEN"
Titanium Dioxide - is a known "CARCINOGEN"
"Esomeprazole" - is #2 on the list of most used