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Keeps GERD, reflux at bay
Posted by Reviewer1797710 on May 29, 2008
Slippery elm coats the digestive tract, allowing it to heal. My husband got off his PPI medication for GERD and takes 2 capsules of slippery elm with each meal instead. On the meds, he still had a great deal of pain. Now he only has pain about twice a week. Really excellent results! When he does have pain, we make a tea from the slippery elm powder, and the pain goes away right away. (You can just open the capsules until you have a tsp of powder and add boiling water - thick, bland tea which benefits from a sweetener).
Posted by Reviewer2491106 on Nov 15, 2007
I have acid reflux. I find taking four to five capsules stops the rumination and settles my stomach. I strongly recommend it for anyone who suffers from this chronic condition.
Never Became Mucilaginous in Water
Posted by 4810737805201878325 on Jul 01, 2014
I had slippery elm powder before here in Australia. I found it helped a lot with my stomach issues. I got 2 bottles of this Now slippery elm capsules because I was going overseas and it'd be a lot easier to just take capsules while I was travelling. I've been using the capsules for a few days now and I didn't feel it's doing anything. So I thought I'd try to open capsules into a 1/3 cup of warm water to melt it, then pour 2/3 cup of water as I used to do. But, in my surprise, when I put 7 capsules which was about one teaspoonful, it never became mucilaginous (slimey, gel-like) in texture. I put 2 more caps. It's just like water. I left it several minutes, it never became mucilaginous unlike my powder that I used before. I don't believe, this Now slippery elm capsule's got any actual quality of real slippery elm bark at all. When I tried it, the taste was also different. This one has almost no taste. Now is a well known health product company and I've used many other now products. I'm very disappointed and don't know what to trust if this kind of a big company is doing this. For now, I'm going back to the powder that's from a just small local company and stay away from any capsule forms.
Posted by Reviewer3097605 on Feb 06, 2008
used in help with acid reflux, helped sooth stomach and intestinal tract, natural and no side effects .also used in sore throat.used with marshmallow root to help with colitis.
Big help with digestive problems
Posted by Reviewer2212043 on Mar 17, 2008
Slippery Elm is most helpful when I am experiencing digestive problems, especially for colitis flares.
Very good product
Posted by Reviewer3235670 on Jan 01, 2009
Slippery Elm really helped my irritable bowel symptoms.
Great for chronic reflux
Posted by Reviewer3076829 on Feb 10, 2010
Love the smell of the capsules when I open the bottle. A must have for chronic esophagitis and gastritis 5 minutes before each meal....very soothing
Posted by MukMas on Apr 29, 2010
I have bladder incontinence, it helps me a lot, very happy i found this after taking so many strong prescription drugs
Slippery Elm- insomnia & muscle pain gone
Posted by Reviewer2657801 on Aug 12, 2012
Great for insomnia- muscle pain and ibs- draws toxins out of ones body I will never be without it
Great for IBS issues
Posted by Reviewer1839345 on Feb 01, 2011
I take the recommended 4 pills a day of the slippery elm, along with L-Glutamine and the New Chapter All Flora Probiotics, have found it to make a drastic difference in the cramping, stomach aches, and bathroom trips. I notice a difference when I run out of this, and don't intend to let that mistake happen again!