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Hydrochloric acid (HCL) initiates the conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin & assists protein digestion. HCL renders your stomach sterile against orally ingested pathogens, prevents bacterial & fungal overgrowth of your small intestine, encourages the flow of bile & pancreatic enzymes, aids the absorption of folic acid, vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium & zinc.
Numerous studies have shown stomach acid secretion declines with advancing age. Such decline may increase the risk of malabsorption & certain clinical conditions such as osteoporosis, asthma, eczema, chronic hives, psoriasis, arthritis, thyroid disorder, vitiligo,chronic candida, GI infections& parasites.
It is estimated that 30% of those over 60 years of age in the U.S. have atrophic gastritis, a condition of little or no acid secretion by the stomach. Forty percent of postmenopausal women have low basal gastric acid secretion.
Common symptoms of decreased stomach acidity, indicating the need for more:
Bloating, belching, burning, & flatulence immediately after meals.
Indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation.
A sense of fullness long after eating.
Multiple food sensitivities.
Nausea after taking supplements.
Iron & calcium deficiencies.
Dilated blood vessels on the cheeks & nose.
Chronic candida, or intestinal parasites.
Undigested food in the stools.
Unfortunately, the symptoms of too little acid can mimic the symptoms of too much acid & an inflammation of the lining of the stomach can be associated with too little as well as too much acid. A general guideline is that hyperacid states may be more in those who are younger & low acid states are more likely in those over 50 years of age.
Contraindicated with stomach or duodenal ulcers.