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A potent digestive aid, Promotes optimal stomach acidity*Support better nutrient absorption*
The acidic environment in the stomach is vital to the proper dismantling of foods and the subsequent absorption of nutrients. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) supplements can promote optimal acidity. Most people use Betaine HCL, but if you develop sensitivity to it, consider Glutamic Acid or HCL 5% drops, or a combination.
HCL converts pepsinogen to pepsin which breaks down proteins into peptides. HCL maintains a pH in the stomach of approximately 2.0. It also dissolves food and kills microorganisms.*
Some research suggests the theory that people with a wide variety of chronic disorders, such as allergies, asthma, candida albicans, gallstones, and acne do not produce adequate amounts of stomach acid.*
HCL is responsible for the digestion of fats and proteins. Betaine hydrochloride (betaine HCL) is an acidic form of betaine, a vitamin-like substance found in grains and other foods. Betaine HCL is recommended as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid for people who have a deficiency of stomach acid production (hypochlorhydria).*
Deficiency of Gastric Acid
Stomach acid or hydrochloric acid (HCL) is a powerful digestive aid. After a high-protein meal, the pH in a healthy stomach may drop to as low as 1 or 2. However, buffers quickly raise the pH back to 3 or 4.*
With age, stomach acid secretion tends to decrease, resulting in low stomach acid, poor digestion, mineral deficiency, and disease, in that order. What to do? Our HCL supplements help make minerals and nutrients more absorbable. Achieving the correct balance of flora is a key to maintaining proper digestive function and overall health.*
A deficiency of gastric acid secretion increases the likelihood and severity of certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. This causes an imbalance in the growth of normal bacterial flora in the intestines.*
Dr. Clark repeatedly stated that people were better off taking HCL instead of acidophilus, because if the “acid barrier” (the stomach) is in proper order it stops inhospitable microorganisms from entering the colon, this results in growth of good flora in the colon without the constant assistance of acidophilus supplements.*
Hydrochloric Acid is a big deal and that is why we carry other of HCL supplements:
Glutamic Acid Betaine HCL
Most people use Betaine HCL capsules however some have sensitivity for it so they choose the Glutamic Acid HCL powder or the Hydrochloric acid 5% drops or a combination thereof.
While Betaine HCL can be considered stronger the other two have the added benefit of being mixable into foods. In addition to aid your digestion by increasing your stomach acid Glutamic Acid Powder has many additional benefits unrelated to digestion.
Research indicates that Glutamic Acid fuels brain function, and can attach itself to nitrogen atoms. This may help to support the natural cleansing of the body of ammonia. Glutamic acid is crucial for proper cell function. It serves as an important neurotransmitter in the brain and is involved in both the learning and memory process. Glutamic Acid represents the combined levels of glutamine and glutamic acid.*
Note: In very rare cases people have too much acid; in that case you will feel a burning sensation or heartburn when taking HCL with your food. In that case talk to your healthcare provider to confirm that suspicion and consider taking Balanced Bicarb Antacid.*
This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicine Control Council and is not intended to diagnose treat, cure or prevent any dis-ease. Please consult your health practitioner before using this product.