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The effect of caffeine on acid reflux and can Swiss Water Decaf coffee help?

First of all, what is acid reflux?

Generally speaking, acid reflux is a very common condition characterised by a burning pain, often called heartburn, which is felt around the lower chest area and is caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the food pipe.

It is unfortunate to say, but it’s true that acid reflux is often worsened by caffeine.

This is because the high acid content in coffee, as well as the actual caffeine, will cause the lower esophageal sphincter muscles to relax allowing stomach acid to enter the oesophagus, which is what causes acid reflux.

In an ideal world, we would stop consuming everything that was potentially harmful to us, but that’s not really the reality is it?

If you would like to manage your coffee consumption to reduce risk of acid reflux, then research suggests that switching your daily coffee to Swiss Water Decaf coffee will possibly help.

The reason why Swiss Water Decaf coffee is less acidic due to the specific water-process decaffeination process the coffee beans go through.

Over 10 hours, Green Coffee Extract is introduced to the beans and caffeine removal begins until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium until all the caffeine is trapped and separated from the GCE.

As a result, this allows for a caffeine free coffee with naturally less acidity, which is recognised to be less reactive to acid reflux.

Having said all of that, if you have strong acid reflux issues, it may be sensible to completely cut out any potential irritants.

The safest way is to do a trial of consuming small amounts of Swiss Water Decaf and see if there is an acid reflux reaction.

IMPORTANT: This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. Nothing in the content or products should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs.

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Mai 03, 2020 • Posted by Kathleen F Grifffin

I have very bad acid reflux, I really would like a sample of your swift water decaf coffee, please.

Apr 17, 2019 • Posted by Ashley Hess

Bulletproof Original Decaf, which is sold on, had their decaf coffee treated with Swiss Water.

Jan 30, 2019 • Posted by Leslie Dossigny

Where can I get Swiss Water Decaf Coffee?

Dez 06, 2018 • Posted by Jamie bodnar

Where can I order this coffee please?

Nov 20, 2018 • Posted by Cynthia Phelps

Does this coffee come in pods? Thank you.

Nov 05, 2018 • Posted by Guy

With regards to personal health issues, we can’t comment and recommend you visit a Health Professional/Doctor if you have any health concerns.

Nov 05, 2018 • Posted by SUZY BALDWIN


Okt 22, 2018 • Posted by Guy Wilmot

Dear Valerie,

Swiss Water Decaf is available from our website at Alternatively, please check the official Swiss Water Decaf coffee website, which has a retail locator.

Best regards,

Guy Wilmot
Decadent Decaf Coffee Co.

Okt 22, 2018 • Posted by Guy Wilmot

Dear Paula,
Regarding samples, I’m afraid, due to demand, we can’t offer samples, but we do offer 227g bags.
Best regards,
Guy Wilmot
Decadent Decaf Coffee Co.

Okt 22, 2018 • Posted by Valerie Dawson

Where can Swiss Water decaf be purchased?

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