For OTC meds, Pepcid AC would be my product of choice.
For a simple answer on a supplement, I would say that NOW Foods Digest Ultimate is a good enzyme formula to help with indigestion, but may not treat all of the different aspects of heartburn and indigestion if there are underlying issues.
My more in depth answer though is that I don't think that there is a really great standout comprehensive digestive health product on the market from the ones I've looked at. I have done a lot of research on digestive health products, and no disrespect meant to other companies or products, I just don't feel like there is a good overall comprehensive formula that targets all the different aspects of digestion effectively.
I think one of the main reasons for that is that from what I've seen, there are three main types of products in that category:
- Products that are designed to be sold at a cheap price point so they're limited on what they can include.
- Products that are made by the more marketing based companies and sold for a high price or at least a high price for what they are and that go light on many potential ingredients to keep costs down in order to spend more on advertising.
- Just absolutely terrible products that are sold by brands that focus solely on a particular retailer and don't even make an attempt to even put together a quality product.
One of the reasons for many of the good companies that make quality products not making an all in one type solution is the price point issue and this has always been a weird category because its traditionally been one that most people wouldn't spend much money on. That may seem odd to those of us that would love to have a great formula, but its just always been the case so I can't blame companies like NOW for making several different types of products that people could just mix and match or stack however they see fit.
I have done a ton of research and really want to do an overall comprehensive digestive support product under SNS and I know we could do an awesome product, but the traditional sales history in the category is worrisome to me bc I'm not sure the average customer is willing to pay 39.99 to 49.99 for a great product (even though some of the major marketed ones may run 49.99 to 79.99)
I've had a tendency sometimes to sometimes let my own emotions influence product decisions and I've been concerned about this one because its one that I want to make so badly bc I can't even find a one product solution that I consider a good option for myself; but at the same time I'm not sure if its a great business decision or not.