The Role of Hydrochloric Acid in Aiding Digestion
I get yeast infections all the time and when I take probiotics I get really really sick to were sometimes I feel like they get stuck in my stomach like I can’t digest them and sometimes I can’t digest even regular foods. I can’t even drink a protein shake because I get really bad pain in the middle of my stomach and then I can’t use the restroom. I also can’t take enzymes because they hurt. I was treat it for h.
Three days ago I started taking Betaine HCl with pepsin (by Bluebonnet). I took one with a smoothies that contained nuts, then at lunch took one with a tofu and kale dish – and thought it was a miracle that my stomach remained completely flat after the meal. But I did feel a little bit warm and also somewhat tired, which surprised me because I thought since the protein got digested apparently so easily, I should be full of energy.
The first is that you won’t notice anything, as you go about your normal life after the meal nothing will change. This means it is very likely you have low stomach acid levels. @Debbie – Yes, hair falling out could be the result of years upon years of low acid levels resulting in low nutrient status of the body. I’d suggest you check out Dr. Johnathon Wright’s Stomach Acid book.
How HCL Affects Your Health
Its release is stimulated by gastrin and acetylcholine and inhibited by somatostatin. Once the small intestine has finished its job, food moves on to the large intestine where digestion is completed, then waste products travel out of your body through bowel movements. Although every single part of this process is important, the hydrochloric acid in the stomach is a vital component. University Of Michigan Health System. “Pain In The Gut? Don’t Blame Stomach Acid; University Of Michigan Scientists Show Why Inhibiting Acid Production Could Make Gastritis Worse.” ScienceDaily.
The production of HCl acid is a very energetic one, and therefore anyone with any degree of fatigue is also a candidate for low HCl levels (or a higher pH than ideal). However, it is not for every patient. Whilst the vast majority of patients with stomach symptoms are candidates for HCl acid supplementation, not all can tolerate HCl, and it can elicit unpleasant heart burn symptoms, or even worse.
However, if you are taking prescription medications consult with your physician, as Betaine hydrochloride supplements can cause adverse reactions in tandem with certain medications. If your pain increased after the lemon juice test above, do not do the HCL test below. You could have an ulcer or too much stomach acid. Never take the following test if you have an ulcer.
Another potential problem with achlorhydria (no stomach acid) is bacterial overgrowth in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid kills many of the dangerous bacteria that enter the digestive tract, so without the acid bacteria could multiply. Chronic hypochlorhydria may reduce bone density.
My breath is always yucky and I cannot gain any weight. I am 98 pounds. I feel like the supplements I take are not going to help me because I’m probably not absorbing them due to poor guy health. I need calcium and vitamin D because my levels are low.
Use of HCl by the medical establishment began to decline in the late 1920s. The decline in HCl replacement therapy, according to Jonathan Wright, was due to poorly designed and misinterpreted research that convinced medical practitioners that HCl and pepsin replacement therapy was not necessary.