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Overindulgence at Christmas - Setlers Factsheet

Over the Christmas period we all like to feast on rich food and drink, but a staggering two thirds of Brits confess to overindulgence. Furthermore, one in eight people admit that they overindulge so much over the Christmas period that they are physically sick!

It’s no surprise then that eating like this leads to stomach complaints. More often than not the results of overindulgence are indigestion, heartburn, bloating and embarrassing trapped wind - not at all in the festive spirit!


A loved tummy is a happy tummy, and eating to the point when you feel that you’re going to pop is not only unhealthy, but will almost certainly lead to a great deal of discomfort.

Dr Chris Fenn (accredited nutritionist) says: “Digestive problems can be uncomfortable and often quite embarrassing and are much more common over the Christmas period. We all want to enjoy ourselves over Christmas so try and identify the foods that cause the problem and keep them to a minimum. You can also ease the symptoms discreetly and quickly by using the Setlers range.”


Did you know? 37% of people suffer from indigestion after eating their Christmas dinner.

Solution: Indigestion is caused by excess stomach acid irritating the lining of the stomach, sometimes resulting in excruciating pain. Setlers Antacid tablets neutralise excess acid giving effective relief and easing discomfort.

Setlers Antacid tablets, priced from 99p are available from Boots, Lloyds pharmacy, Savers, Wilkinsons, and all UK pharmacies. Always read the label.


Did you know? Eating quickly and combining rich foods and alcohol can cause heartburn for over a third of people in the UK – and a third of these people will suffer with the condition more than once over the festive season. 1 in 10 people suffer with heartburn on a daily basis!

Solution: Heartburn occurs when acid escapes through the ‘valve’ at the top of the stomach, causing a painful burning sensation. Setlers cool mint heartburn tablets contain 4 active ingredients to both protect and soothe heartburn. An ‘alginate’ ingredient coats and soothes the oesophagus (food pipe) and forms a protective layer above the contents of the stomach – actually helping to prevent heartburn.

Setlers Heartburn tablets are even safe to take for heartburn during pregnancy. Priced at £1.39 for a pack of 8, £3.19 for a pack of 24 and £4.99 for a tub of 48 tablets they are available from Lloyds pharmacy, Tesco, Wilkinson, Morrisons and leading pharmacies across the UK. Always read the label.


Did you know? Three quarters of us rush our food at Christmas time, with 4 in 10 people suffering from stomach complaints, such as bloating, as a result.

Solution: Rich food and the stress of entertaining at Christmas can all lead to that bloated feeling. WindSetlers gel capsules contain activated dimeticone which breaks down bubbles in the stomach, the root cause of uncomfortable and embarrassing bloating and trapped wind.

WindSetlers gel capsules are priced from £1.29 for a pack of 8 and are available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lloyds pharmacy, Savers, Superdrug, Wilkinsons, Morrisons and leading pharmacies across the UK. Always read the label.

Sources for statistics:

- Setlers consumer survey through 72 Point
- BBC News


Notes to editors: Consumer advice leaflets, samples, case studies and interviews with Chris Fenn are available upon request
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