It’s important to know if you are suffering from high or low stomach acid because the nutritional support is different. Unfortunately doctors don’t check to see if you are suffering from high or low stomach acid and will prescribe a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) such as Omeprozole, Pantaprozole, Lanzaprosole or you may reach for an antacid over the counter. Just want to warn people who wants to take HCL. If you are on Hycrotisone for your adrenal fatigue, DO NOT take HCL!!!
Recently the local pharmacy made an error on my prescription and only gave me half of my usual Omeprazole prescription. Rather than complain, I tried taking a single 20mg dose per day instead of the 40mg. Amazingly my clothes are starting to fit again after only one weak and I only suffered discomfort for a coupe of days. I feel that my bowel is being cleared out as if I have had a real detox.
When stomach acids are maintained in their normal pH range of 1-2, ingested E. coli is inactivated, so maintaining normal stomach acid levels can prevent this bacteria from causing health problems.
People with hypochlorhydria may experience digestive issues, nutritional deficiencies, and gastrointestinal infections, but prompt treatment can prevent serious complications. Never drink ice water with meals as it inhibits production of stomach acid and slows down digestion. If you would like a drink with your meal, try adding warm ginger tea, which increases the production of HCL. You can also drink dandelion root tea to increase production of HCL.
Diet is very important too, so pay attention to what she is eating in a way that you’re looking for reactions and stool quality in relation to food. He started treating my anxiety and said the cause of the low stomach acid was an imbalance between my sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. I have been doing treatment for that since March 2017.
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It angers me that doctors don’t warn you of the possible side effects. I often get reflux after I eat. I also feel bloated and get a lot of gas.
That can look like exercising, a stressful job, being stuck in traffic, and emotional stress from family, friends, and relationships. All of the long-term survival mechanisms that are not needed in that immediate moment take a back seat, such as reproductive function, digestion, hormone balancing, metabolism and detoxification. Your body will focus on only whatever it needs to do in that moment to keep you alive. Therefore, eating on the run is going to severely impact your ability to digest your food properly.
I had to stop the hcl because it is chloride, and my seum chloride says 104. I don’t use any salt and live on a low chloride diet. That’s why I want to urge you to test for low stomach acid. It is cheap and easy to get a good indication if you need to invest further into this potential health problem.
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I’m up to 6 pills of Betaine HCL 648mg with 150 of pepsin) and most of the time with 6 pills I feel nothing. I went to 7 pills and had slight feeling of heartburn but went back to 6 pills and still feeling heartburn but feel heartburn if I take fewer than 6 as well, but only sometimes. I read that if you eat a smaller meal/snack or fruit or something like that (between meals and not with meat) that you don’t necessarily need the HCL, but if I don’t take any, I get the heartburn (sometimes). So if I take none I can get heartburn, if I take as many as 6 most of the time that is ok (feel nothing) but sometimes I do have heartburn with that.
HCL Betaine helps with the digestion of protein. Many people take both HCL and Digestive Enzymes.