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Stomach Acid Weight-Loss and Levels

But trust me. there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Wright reports that the common Betaine HCL dosage range in his clinical practice is 3,250-4,550mg per meal.

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Fermented vegetables – such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles – can improve your stomach acid levels naturally. Fermented foods and vegetables have probiotic effects that can improve digestion, fight harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation from low stomach acid. A simple but overlooked tip to improve stomach acid levels and digestion is to thoroughly chew your food. Digestion begins at your mouth. Racing through your meals can affect how your body digests your food.

The bloating is better if I take HCL enough. I do have leaky gut, gluten intolerance, and don’t eat much dairy at all as it seems to cause inflammation.

I’ve tried apple cider vinegar and lemon to increase stomach acid, but betaine with pepsin was more effective. Others have found that apple cider vinegar (one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in one glass of cold water) and/or lemon juice (squeeze the juice of one lemon into a cup of hot water) can support digestion in some cases of low stomach acid. If prolonged, low stomach acid can lead to hypergastrinemia, (excess secretion of gastrin, another digestive enzyme, as a compensatory mechanism due to low stomach acid), which can lead to tumors/cancerous growth in the gastrointestinal tract.

HCl: You Are Not What You Eat, But What You Absorb!

acid reflux hcl deficiency

One of the greatest contributors to an imbalance of stomach acid is chronic stress. You’ve probably heard of the “fight-or-flight” response. This is the activation of our sympathetic nervous system.

– HCL can only do so much, a white tongue and other symptoms are likely related to the root causes of why the stomach acid is low to begin with. More testing is where you need to head after you’ve figured out how to create good digestion. Both my boys have reflux in varying degrees, my eldest is 3 and has many digestive problems and ongoing gerd still. He was on a PPi for almost a year when a baby.


She will need to take at least five 650mg pills at first likely. She did the challenge and was able to take seven pills without any burning or warmth.

Continue to work with a practitioner who you can trust and that will help oversee your health decisions. Hi Alyssa, it’s recommended to still take Betaine HCl w/ Pepsin. This should be filling in so many blanks I didn’t think about and definitely was told about by docs. 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.

• Pepsin has a long history of medicinal use and is considered very safe when administered to assist digestion, in conjunction with hydrochloric acid typically. Tina, do you mix carbohydrates with protein? If so stop. The combination is bad if you suffer digestive issues.

I thought it was working with abdominal cramping because I was also having that along with the other symptoms but instead I ended up having really bad constipation causing my stomach to hurt much worst. The doctor had told me to take it for a month but I stopped because of the constipation being bad taking it after two days.

a few months, all of a sudden it totally stopped then, and I would love to find the cause. do not take probiotics if you have low stomach acid. I took align ( bifidus ) and caused malabsorption. I m really now sick.

I’m not aware of what parriot is, but it’s always best to check with your physician just to make sure. I am starting to think I might have low stomach acid as antacids seem to make it worse. I did the baking soda test 2 times and did not burp at all. I have other low stomach acid symptoms, like rectal itching, dry skin, fatigue, bloating, feeling full quickly.

acid reflux hcl deficiency

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