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over indulged? indigestion? excess stomach acid?
Andrews Liver Salts
Member Name: freud
Andrews Liver Salts
Advantages: fairly priced, gives fast relief, easy to use, tastes OK
Disadvantages: none for us
I'm not sure how long Andrews have been making these salts but I remember there always being a tin in my parent's medicine cabinet. They used to be called 'liver salts' & used to be used by those feeling a bit 'livery' (how old does that sound lol?!)
When I was a student & used to drink I swore by this stuff for a hangover cure but as I haven't touched alcohol for donkeys years I had no need to buy it until January when my husband had a bad upset stomach. I looked around for the tin I'd remembered but found a 250g plastic container instead for £4.90 & in my opinion it's worth every penny.
The packaging has a long narrow flip top lid & there's a piece of protective foil which keeps the white powder fresh & damp-free. The container itself is easily recognisable as it's blue & white & Andrews Original Salts is blazened across the front.
Once used it's important to make sure the lid clicks shut otherwise the contents will clump together & be less effective.
Just a teaspoonful is recommended for upset stomachs & all you have to do is add to a almost a full glass of cold water where it effervesces immediately - if you fill to the top it bubbles over. It claims to work 'fast & effectively' & I've found this to be absolutely true. It brings almost immediate relief from any indigestion cramps & any other unpleasant stomach-related problems.
It can also be used for constipation when 2 teaspoons are recommended - all the information is (quite) clearly marked on the reverse of the label. I've also found it's good to have a drink of this in the morning if I've had spicy food the night before because it seems to make my mouth feel a lot cleaner & fresher.
I guess it works the same way as other indigestion products such as Alka Seltzer but I'm sure buying it in powder rather than tablet form is more cost-effective & it tastes quite nice (just like a strong fizzy water).
It contains sodium hydrogen carbonate, citric acid & magnesium sulphate.
- been around for a long time so has stood the test of time presumably!
- fair price for the relief it gives.
- we've found it gives fast relief re: indigestion, excess acid, upset stomach & constipation.
- a 'must-have' if you suffer from any of the above or have problems due to what Andrews call 'over-indulgence'
Summary: recommended for the tummy
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