Does Coffee Increase Heartburn, Cause Digestive Issues or Upset Your Stomach?

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Research shows over 50% of all Americans eighteen years or older drink coffee with an average consumption of 3-cups per day. For about 35-million people, however, drinking coffee can be a painful experience. That means one out of five of us who drink coffee can experience stomach upset, indigestion, heartburn or other symptoms. Each cup we drink affects the body’s pH and digestive health. A recent survey showed 51% of respondents reduced their coffee intake while 37% stopped drinking coffee altogether. So how do those of you suffering from upset stomach cope with drinking coffee?

Many are turning to low acid coffee or coffee additives. An increasingly popular option is’s easy-to-use packets of all-natural prebiotic fibers, calcium, vitamin D, and licorice/DGL. These are ingredients known to naturally reduce upset stomach, promote healthy digestion and JAVAcid’s single-serve packets have no flavor or calories. Now, millions of people worldwide suffering reflux disease (GERD) and body pH imbalance can enjoy the pure flavorful taste of any coffee or even your favorite latte by using JAVAcid single serve packets.

Are the acid levels rising in coffee thus causing more stomach reflux? Not really, but the types of rich blends sold today are changing. For example, among independent coffee shops the market is shifting to 31% of espresso-based drinks while the rest is brewed coffee. In particular, specialty coffee sales are increasing by 20% per year and accounted for nearly 8% of the $19 billion dollar U.S. coffee market in 2009.

To the average consumer espresso may appear to be a simple drink but in reality, it is a highly complex product. The ingredients in total may be derived from over 1,500 chemical substances (approximately 850 volatile and 700 soluble), and when prepared correctly involves 13 independent chemical and physical variables.

Today, we find the basic Western diet is largely composed of acid-forming foods such as proteins, cereals and sugar. Alkaline-producing foods like vegetables are typically eaten in much smaller quantities. Stimulants including tobacco, coffee, tea, caffeine and alcohol can cause body acid imbalance. In addition, our fast-paced lifestyle increases stress often causing acidification. Body pH imbalance may cause frequent occurrences of stomach upset, producing more stomach acid and hindering your body's pH neutrality.

JAVAcid’s patent-pending formula includes fiber and Calcium Carbonate and other ingredients that work together in any coffee drink helping maintain the body’s ideal pH alkaline (7.35 - 7.45) balances. Results below or above this range due to coffee acid and other foods may result in symptoms of GERD and even bone loss due to the body’s use of calcium reserves to fight an over acidic condition. All natural JAVAcid is a blend of powdered ingredients that support the body as it continually strives to balance pH.

Some suggest that regular and decaf coffee can reduce the pressure on the valve between the esophagus and the stomach. This could allow the acidic contents of the stomach to pass up to the esophagus, leading to heartburn and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). With Americans increasing consumption of coffee, it is no wonder users enjoy the all-natural, easy-to-use and healthy alternative to low acid coffee everyday without compromising their flavorful rich coffee experience.

JAVAcid™/Pleasant Products, LLC is a privately held company located in the heart of the coffee loving Northwest. For more information and a free sample Call 877-528-2243 (limited time) or visit

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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