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Natural vs. Chemical Antacids

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Georgia Baldus

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Natural vs. Chemical Antacids
by: Georgia Baldus
PURPOSE
acid reflux-induced asthma
many prescriptions
never tried natural antacid remedies

QUESTION
Which is better at neutralizing acid reflux, natural antacids or chemical antacids?
GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
INTRODUCTION
can be controlled by:

not eating greasy or spicy foods
not drinking alcoholic or carbonated beverages
not eating 2-3 hours before bedtime
not overeating or eating too quickly
losing weight if you’re overweight or obese
PREDICTION
Natural antacids would be more effective at neutralizing acidity (pH).
Independent Variable:
pH of various samples of antacids

Dependent Variable:
pH levels of samples once HCl is added
EXPERIMENT
Natural Antacids
Chemical Antacids
Goat milk
Soy milk
Cinnamon
Turmeric
Ginger root
Chamomile tea
Green tea
Black tea
Tums
Gaviscon
Alka-Seltzer
Pepcid
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
mixed each sample with 25 mL of distilled water & took pH
mixed each sample with 25 mL of HCl & took pH
took difference of pH of sample with HCl vs. HCl's pH
each mixture was 25 mL of distilled water with samples in them & pH was taken
mixture was then used with HCl & pH was taken
took difference of pH of sample with HCl vs. HCl's pH
crushed each sample and mixed with 25 mL of distilled water, then took pH
crushed each sample and mixed with 25 mL of HCl, then took pH
took difference of pH of sample with HCl vs. HCl's pH
CONCLUSION
Synthetic (chemical) antacids had the greatest effect at raising the pH when mixed with the HCl...
BUT
the chemical antacids were too potent, to the point that they brought the pH level
too high
to be considered a healthy range for the stomach
my hypothesis was
incorrect
in that the natural antacids have the greatest effect on raising the pH of the stomach’s natural acidic environment
COULD HAVE CHANGED...
used pH probe instead of pH stripsrepeated the experiment more than once
had more chemical antacids to test
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