Due to various digestive issues, I consider myself something of an expert on antacids. I’ve tried pretty much every over-the-counter antacid available, as well as many of the prescription medications. So, I was immediately interested when I saw a commercial for Tums Freshers.
This new product is an antacid that doubles as a breath mint. Even if your heartburn isn’t caused by spicy foods, many people notice that bad breath tends to accompany an upset stomach. Tums Freshers are an ingenious way to keep both problems at bay.
The product works just as well as the original Tums, with the same minty taste of an Altoid-type breath mint. They are smaller than regular Tums and slightly harder to chew, however.
The directions indicate chewing two to four tablets as symptoms occur. They are labeled as a gluten-free product, although I believe all versions of Tums have the same labeling in this area.
Tums Freshers, like other Tums antacids, are a calcium carbonate supplement. This makes them safe to take if you’re experiencing pregnancy related heartburn. In fact, the added calcium can actually be beneficial for the development of your baby.
Tums Freshers are packaged in a tiny plastic flip-top container that is great for keeping in your purse or desk drawer at work. Tums Freshers are sold in 25- or 50-count packages, with the 50-count package consisting of two 25-count bottles.
They are slightly more expensive than other varieties of Tums, but a fairly economical purchase if you consider the fact that they eliminate the need for you to buy breath mints in addition to your antacid.
Have you tried Tums Freshers? If so, please tell us what you think!
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