Reflux Gourmet FAQ

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No. Although products that have these elements as active ingredients may exacerbate reflux in people with a predisposition (mint chocolate ice cream, for example), the amounts of all-natural mint and chocolate extract in Mint Chocolate Rescue are not in sufficient quantities to be considered “mint” and “chocolate” by the FDA and do NOT promote reflux.

As it turns out, kelp (the natural source of alginates) does not taste very good. All-natural mint and chocolate flavorings proved to be optimal ingredients to mask the bad taste. This was a slow process that took years to refine.

Knowing mint and chocolate are not for everyone, Chef Ken worked hard to hide the unpalatable taste of alginate under a scrumptious blanket of nostalgia. Vanilla Caramel Rescue tastes like vanilla wafers and the yummy caramels from the crystal dish on our grandmother’s table, and it feels like the cool hand of healing on our cheeks. Mmmm…

You can eat or drink after taking Reflux Gourmet’s Rescue products without any negative consequences. The raft has the consistency of a gel, so food and liquid will pass through the raft with the assistance of gravity and normal esophageal movement. You may, however, experience feeling fuller sooner if you take the product before meals. Some individuals consume alginate products prior to meals specifically to feel full, eat less, and promote weight loss.

Yes, you can dilute the product if it is too viscous for you to consume. Keep in mind, however, that the thickness of the product was formulated to provide optimal coating and protection of your throat and esophagus. Though diluting the product is possible, it may reduce the protective function and/or length of action.

You do not have to take 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of the product. While one teaspoon (5ml) may be the perfect amount to relieve reflux suffering in some, others may require more or less. You may adjust the amount of Mint Chocolate Rescue and Vanilla Caramel Rescue to the lowest amount necessary to meet your individual needs to improve your quality of life.

It is best not to take our product with medication. You should take your medication four hours before or after taking the product.

Sodium Alginate is an extract of brown seaweed and is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA. It should not have an affect on bowel movements. Nonetheless, alginate may not be for everyone, and if you experience any untoward GI side effects it is prudent to stop the supplement and consult with your physician.

Works to safeguard the esophagus by creating a protective barrier


NO known side effects


Safe for use in children and pregnancy


The only alginate therapy made with 100% all natural ingredients and paraben FREE


Helps relieve hunger pains associated with intermittent fasting


All natural flavor designed by our iconic chef


Take 1 teaspoon (5 ml), or more as needed or as directed by your physician, after meals and before bed.

Vanilla Caramel rescueTM

Our newest flavor promotes the relief of reflux with a soothing vanilla and caramel taste sensation.

Take 1 teaspoon (5 ml), or more as needed or as directed by your physician, after meals and before bed.

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