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Are ingejestion tablets a acid or alkaline?


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2013-02-15 11:17:56
2013-02-15 11:17:56

indigestion tablets are alkaline. this is because indigestion is caused by the acids in your stomach not 'behaving' so if you add alkaline to it then the acid will be cancelled out.


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