The exciting adventures of smoothies are full of so many adventurers and among those is the TUMS Smoothies. TUMS Smoothies have medical properties that relieve many unfavorable conditions of the body. So, you get two in one benefits from them. One is the divine taste and sensation of a smoothie in a tablet form and the other is relief from troublesome conditions. It is recommended by many doctors. And yes, before adding this smoothie to your daily diet, consult a doctor. An overdose of anything with medicinal properties, no matter how minor they are, can cause side effects. We will talk about the side effects later. TUMS Smoothies are for adults and children over 12. Use 2-4 tablets once a day. This is the general recommendation of the doctors. But depending upon your health and other matter, it may decrease.
TUMS Smoothies – Relieving Properties
These remove the following condition and provide relief
- Acid indigestion
- Sour Stomach
- Upset stomach
How to use TUMS Smoothies
Taking more than 10 tablets a day is not recommended as it may cause some unfavorable health changes or simply side effects. Women who are pregnant are advised to consult a doctor before taking TUMS and do not take more than 4 tablets a day. The maximum number of tablets per day is 10. So, even under strict advice from the doctor, do not continue this routine for more than 14 days. Just like any other medicine, keep these away from the children. Store the tablet in a refrigerator. Do not place the tablet in temperatures about 25 °Celsius.
Main Ingredient of TUMS Smoothies
The most active ingredient in TUMS is calcium carbonate. This is an Antacid agent, meaning that it removes the acidity of the stomach by reacting with the acid inside the stomach. It neutralizes the acid and removes heartburn.
What does TUMS do?
Whenever you feel heartburn, this is because of the increase in the pH of the stomach. The pH of the stomach during heartburn is around 1-1.5. This is extremely acidic so your stomach needs something basic to cancel out the acidic effect. Also, when the stomach has more than has enough acid to digest the food, this results in heartburn. So, what do you do? You take a TUMS and chew it then swallow it. After some time, you feel better and the heartburn is gone. Because the calcium carbonate has neutralized the extra acid in the stomach.
TUMS Smoothies Varieties
TUMS comes in many sweet flavors. So, you get to choose whichever you like the most.
- Assorted Fruit
- Assorted Fruit Tropical
- Berry Fusion
All the flavors have common properties except for a few minor changes. The taste is different obviously but also the benefits differ from one another. All of them have fewer or more medical components providing health benefits accordingly. This is the main reason why consultation with doctors is emphasized before using TUMS.
Do they taste Good?
Of course, they do! Some people have a hard time controlling themselves by swallowing the whole bottle of TUMS. But a two hours break is necessary between taking TUMS. The large concentration of a base in the stomach is harmful to health. Everything does perfectly when it is in a nice balance. Too much of anything is harmful. Keep in mind that his is your health and don’t let the pleasure of TUMS consume you.
When to Stop Taking TUMS or Reduce the Recommended Amount
A healthy person can take 10 tablets a day but no more than that. If the side-effect starts to show then 2-4 tablets are allowed per day.
Side Effects of TUMS Smoothies
Now let’s talk about the side effects of taking TUMS. These are Calcium Carbonate. So, an increase of Calcium Carbonate in the system can cause some side effects.
- Kidney stones
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach Parasites
- Heart Arrhythmias
Some of these side effects are familiar to you like constipation, gas, and burping. But these are nothing to be afraid of. The other ones though have a different story.
One of the alarming things is the Stomach Parasites. You can get an infection in the stomach and you might have seen worms, yes, those worms exactly. When there is not enough acid to kill those pathogens then they grow. And trust me, you don’t want those.
One more thing is Heart Arrhythmias. It is a condition when your heartbeats do not beat in a regular rhythm because of the lack of electrolytes in the system. The heartbeat may go down or up. This happens in irregular intervals.
Moreover, overdosage can cause depression or even anxiety. Mood disorder is another side-effect of TUMS when overdosed.
People tend to use TUMS smoothies like candies, especially the young ones. The reason is simple because they are tasty and healthy only when taken in a limited amount. It causes an increase in urination, mostly at night, so the water does not stick around in the body for long. This can cause dehydration. When the internal system is dehydrated then there is not enough water to process the waste materials through the body. So, this causes constipation.
Be careful when using TUMS smoothies. Always follow the advice of your doctor and when the symptoms get serious, see the doctor immediately.