Are ingejestion tablets a acid or alkaline?
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.
Most heartburn tablets use Calcium Carbonate which is slightly alkaline (basic) to neutralize stomach acid. Brands such as "Tums" and "Rolaids" use calcium carbonate. Other heartburn tablets (such as "Pepcid") use Famatodine, which is essentially an antihistamine which helps to block the production of stomach acid.
Indejestion tablets contain alkaline to clear the excess acid in your body (Low PH alkaline's clean objects without damaging the surface, alkalis can be extremely dangerous and if the alkaline is too high on the PH scale it can damage things like your skin or tile-like surfaces). Alkalis mixed with acid makes it a neutral substance for example: water. If you use a universal indicator you can accurately measure what PH it is.
Antacid tablets are alkaline that take part in neutralisation reactions in the stomach if it is too acidic. It acts like bicarbonate of soda (which people take when having an upset stomach). What happens is that when your stomach is highly ionised, the alkaline reacts with the acid in the stomach (HCl) to higher the pH.
A neutral substance has a pH of 7. If you have an acidic substance and wanted to neutralize it, you would have to add an alkaline substance to it. And example of this would be for indigestion or heartburn, you would take a tablet containing alkaline. This tablet neutralizes the acid in your stomach. These tablets are known as antacids.
It is acid because it helps the digestion But starch requires alkaline medium, protein requires acid. Also the teeth require saliva to be alkaline in order to buffer the enamel and cementine against decay. Should the saliva really be acid? What things might make it acid or alkaline? Is it caused by diet and lifestyle, or what is in the mouth at the moment?