Hope to hear from you all and good luck to everyone on their journey to beat this thing. In cases of mild to moderate heartburn, actual testing for stomach acid production at Dr. Wright’s Tahoma clinic shows that hypochlorydria occurs in over 90 percent of thousands tested since 1976. In these cases, replacing stomach acid with HCL supplements is almost always successful.
After reading about people getting treated for sudden acid reflux and then having to deal with it recurring constantly for years after just seems wrong. Hi Mary, yes, you can continue to take the HCL along with your other supplements. Also, you should look into some digestive enzymes to assist with fat digestion. Secondly, it is a good idea to address your dietary needs first and then add in the necessary supplements.
Demulcents herbs may be used to treat indigestion and heartburn. These herbs seem to work by decreasing inflammation and forming a physical barrier against stomach acid or other abdominal irritants. Examples of demulcent herbs include ginger, licorice, and slippery elm. People who eat too fast or fail to chew their food adequately may also experience symptoms of indigestion or heartburn.
Would you recommend I take HCL supplements with my conditon of chronic gastritis? Thanks. Lastly, another angle to explore would be to troubleshoot any root causes or imbalances causing your stomach acid production to be sub-par.
Stomach acid signals something called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (which separates the stomach and esophagus) to close tightly when the body has enough acid to digest the food that was consumed. When there is not adequate stomach acid to digest a food, the Lower Esophageal Sphincter will not receive this signal and will not close tightly, letting acid and undigested food creep up into the esophagus leading to heartburn and indigestion. A SMALL amount of bile is refluxed even in normal people as part of digestion but if it is problematic then consider that either the sphincter at the end of the stomach is weakened by infection like H. Pylori and/or you need a really good liver cleanse. I know folks who have had acne into adulthood but when the toxic chemicals were removed from the liver their skin cleared up.
- The pH levels aren’t low enough to begin dumping the food into the intestines.
- I remember when i started the 3 pack of the new brand of pills that it gave me acne which i never get or have gotten because of birth control.
- I’ve talked about GERD / heartburn before but I want to give you a quick summary.
- do young people get low acidity ?
In Dr. Jonathan Wright’s book “Why Stomach Acid is Good For You” – he sees something like 4500mg per meal as the average HCL Betaine dosage. For a 650mg pill, that can mean taking anywhere from 6-7 pills. However, that’s an average, meaning many people take more and many people take less. We recommend people start by taking the smallest dose and work up with each meal until they feel the “warm” sensation in their stomach or notice symptom improvement. If you get the warm, burning sensation, decrease by one pill at your next meal.
Stress can have an immense impact on digestion, so start to pay attention to whether you experience more acid reflux in times of high stress. Chewing is a critical part of digestion. If you don’t chew enough, it requires your body to muster up more resources (like acid and enzymes) to digest it later.
The B12 we get from food comes attached to protein. Before it can be absorbed and used by the body, this bond must be broken – by stomach acid. It then has to bond to another protein called intrinsic factor, produced by the same cells that produce stomach acid.
He also said i might have a stomach ulcer but i didn’t pick up the pills he prescribed because they said they could cause heart problems & that because he was just guessing i saw it unnecessary. I remember when i started the 3 pack of the new brand of pills that it gave me acne which i never get or have gotten because of birth control. I also bled a lot while on these pills which didn’t happen ever before on the other 3 month packs. I started the throwing up a month after i started the new brand & the throwing up only went on for about 2 weeks. Now i remembered this & hoped the pills were the problem & stopped taking them.
This is a good test to repeat each year since stomach acid levels tend to decrease with age as well as stress. Stomach acid is secreted from parietal cells, which are in charge of making HCL. This highly acidic environment helps to break down proteins, activate digestive enzymes, and facilitate absorption. Parietal cells are hugely important because of the role they play in making the HCL. I have Parkinson’s and am midway thru an amino acid supplement protocol using Mucuna as dopamine source & support with B6, 5HTP, cysteine, tyrosine.