How does TUMS® Work?

The digestive process doesn't always work as it should. Acid can back up in the stomach and flow up into the esophagus, causing heartburn. This may be caused by spicy or fatty foods, eating before bed, over drinking, stress and smoking. TUMS® antacid goes to work in seconds and provides fast heartburn relief. TUMS® antacids are available in more strengths and flavor varieties than any other brand. With so many options and flavors, it's easy to see why TUMS is America's #1 antacid.

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Our digestive system is designed to work quickly and efficiently. Gastric acids and enzymes in the stomach break down the foods we eat and kick off a process that turns what we eat into the energy we need. When the process is working as it should, the acids do their job in the stomach and stay in the stomach where they belong. But the process doesn't always work. Acid can back up from the stomach and flow into the esophagus. When that happens, it can cause that painful, burning feeling we call heartburn. Heartburn can happen when we eat certain foods, drink too much or eat right before bed. Stress and smoking can bring it on, too. The esophagus isn't designed to cope with this backup, so when gastric acid penetrates the lining, it activates nerves setting off that painful heartburn reaction. TUMS® antacid goes to work in seconds to start buffering and neutralizing gastric acid in the esophagus where the pain of heartburn starts. And it keeps working as it dissolves, neutralizing gastric acid in the stomach, too. TUMS® antacid goes to work fast to relieve the pain of heartburn so that you can taste life every day.