HCl is a strong acid, the major component of gastric acid.
If you suffer from deficiency of hydrochloric acid or lack of gastric acid secretion, you may experience: bloating, belching, burning, and flatulence right after eating, diarrhea or constipation a feeling of over-fullness after eating food allergies nausea caused by nutritional supplements
Over half of people over the age of sixty suffer from low gastric acidity. If you’ve consulted your doctor about indigestion, taken antacids, and tried the prescription drug Tagamet and there has been no improvement or in fact you have felt worse, your problem could stem from a lack of hydrochloric acid.
A physician can use a diagnostic test to confirm this problem, but there is also a simple test you can perform at home. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice when you are experiencing indigestion. If this eliminates your symptoms, then you may be deficient in stomach acid. If it makes your symptoms worse, you have an overproduction of stomach acid.
If the vinegar helps, you can take it with meals or you can take hydrochloric acid (HCL) supplements.
Please note that hiatal hernia, gastritis, and duodenal ulcer are caused by overproduction of stomach acid, and HCL supplements can make these conditions worse. Therefore, it’s important to rule out hyper-acidity before treating yourself with
Please note you should never take hydrochloric acid at the same time as aspirin, gutazolldln, Indocin, Motrin, or any other anti-inflammatory medications, If you experience stomach irritation, discontinue.
Begin treatment by taking one hydrochloric acid capsule at your next large meal. At every large meal after that take one more capsule. For example, one capsule at your next meal, two at the meal after that, three at the meal after that, and so on.
Continue until you reach five capsules or until you feel your digestion has improved, whichever comes first, When you’ve discovered the dose you need, continue to take it with meats.
You can reduce the number of capsules you take when the meals are small. Once you have enough minerals in your diet for your stomach to manufacture stomach acid, you will not need HCl capsules. If this happens, you can reduce the number of
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