Vietnam succeeds in producing effervescent tablets for stomach remedy

Friday, 2018-04-06 11:48:25
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Scientists have spent three years on the project in which they applied targeted technology in producing turmeric-based effervescent tablets as a stomach remedy.
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NDO – Vietnamese scientists have successfully applied targeted technology in producing turmeric-based effervescent tablets to prevent and treat stomach pain and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

The medical advancement makes Vietnam the second country in the world, after the US, to successfully produce effervescent tablets to heal stomach diseases.

This was announced at a symposium held in Hanoi, on April 5, to review a three-year joint project carried out by scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Pharmacy, and the Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

The scientists spent three years working on the project in which they used nano-technology on curcumin, which is a naturally occurring compound, to produce the medicine.

Accordingly, the targeted technology brings micro-particle curcumin to the inflamed areas in the stomach to heal the pain.

In addition, the effervescent formulas are a great delivery system as it allows curcumin particles to reach targeted parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Designed to dissolve in water, effervescent tablets also allow for almost immediate absorption into the bloodstream.