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Why use Polygel?

Firstly, Polygel by Shalina Healthcare is a combination of two widely used antacids. That is, dried aluminium hydroxide gel and magnesium hydroxide. Secondly, it contains the anti-flatulent agent, simethicone. As a result, it is helpful in acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, gastritis, stomach discomfort due to excess gas, hyperacidity and ulceration in the digestive tract.

Firstly, the antacid benefits of Polygel are scientifically proven and well reported in medical literature. Secondly, the antacids present in Polygel offer a fast and longer-lasting calming effect on stomach acidity. In addition, simethicone helps to remove any trapped gas.

Polygel demonstrated the highest Acid Neutralizing Capacity (ANC, a marker of antacid strength) in scientific research studies. In addition, it displayed a longer Buffering Capacity (a marker of the duration of antacid effect) compared to other antacids.

Polygel is a balanced combination of two antacids. This means it contains these antacids in equal amounts. Therefore, it reduces the risk of side effects like loose stool or constipation.

The ingredients of Polygel suspension calm down stomach acid and relieves trapped gasses. Most importantly, the bloodstream does not absorb much of it during this process. Consequently, this characteristic makes Polygel a suitable antacid treatment for pregnant or heart patients. On the other hand, the bloodstream absorbs antacids containing sodium bicarbonate in higher concentrations.

Polygel suspension offers a superior tasting experience compared to other antacid formulations.


  • It is the feeling of pressure, fullness or tightness in the abdomen due to the buildup of gas in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • The common symptoms are feeling a full, tight, hard or distended (swollen) abdomen and sometimes pain.
  • The causes of bloating are eating too much and too fast, indigestion, heartburn, peptic ulcer, and gastroesophageal disease.
  • Individuals can treat bloating by changes in lifestyle and the use of peppermint oil and over the counter antacids.
Acid indigestion
  • It is also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, which causes discomfort in the upper abdomen.
  • The common complaints are pain or a burning feeling in the upper abdomen, bloating, feeling full too soon after eating, burping, nausea and gas.
  • The common causes are drinking too much alcohol, carbonated beverages, coffee, eating too fast or too much, spicy food, junk food, stress and smoking.
  • One can tread acid indigestion with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter antacid preparations.
  • Heartburn is a burning pain in the chest, behind the breast bone. This can last from a few minutes to a few hours.
  • This is the chief complaint of a gastric problem called gastric reflux.
  • It is often aggravated after eating, in the evening or when lying on the bed.
  • Heartburn can also lead to a bitter or acidic taste in the mouth.
  • you can manage heartburn with lifestyle changes and over the counter antacid preparations.
Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Commonly known as GERD.
  • It occurs when acid/food in the stomach backflows (reflux) into the oesophagus (food pipe).
  • The most common complaints of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation (entry of stomach content in the mouth causing bitter taste).
  • It can occur in individuals of any age, and people with asthma have a higher chance of developing GERD.
  • People manage GERD through lifestyle changes and over the counter medicines like antacids.
Peptic ulcer
  • It is the formation of a sore in the stomach, small intestine and oesophagus (food pipe).
  • There are three types namely,
    • Gastric ulcer- an ulcer in the stomach.
    • Oesophagal ulcer- an ulcer in the food pipe.
    • Duodenal ulcer- an ulcer in the first part of the small intestine, which is attached to the stomach.
  • The most common causes are Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria and long-term use of pain-relieving medicines.
  • The common complaints are burning stomach pains between meals or at night, a feeling of fullness, bloating, heartburn, nausea, and fatty food intolerance.
  • The treatment involves using an antibacterial agent to kill the pylori, acid suppressants and antacids.