December 1996 Issue

Can New Prelief Combat Chronic Heartburn?

AkPharma, the company that makes both Beano and Lactaid, has rolled out yet another product designed to battle troublesome foods -- in this case, highly acidic foods like coffee, tomato sauce, salsa and orange juice. Prelief is an over-the-counter supplement designed to buffer the acid in foods, with the claim of relieving heartburn. The active ingredient in Prelief is a calcium-based compound called calcium glycerophosphate. (One tablet or packet of Prelief provides 6%

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