Hydrochloric acid supposed to be produced by the stomach but many things can damage the parietal cells that produce stomach acid. PPI’s eliminate the stomach acid and allow bacteria and fungus to grow, you cannot absorb nutrients from your food, and undigested food can cause much pain. Strong stomach acid is required to help the LES valve to work properly. If the LES isn’t working then you get reflux.
“Who needs stomach acid? Let’s get rid of it. Since it’s causing a lot of discomfort and pain, why can’t we just turn it off completely?” It sounds crazy, isn’t it? But our doctors suggest us nothing but PPIs that reduces stomach acid! The antacid and PPI industry is billions of pounds in the UK. GPs are prescribing PPIs to anyone who says acid reflux, indigestion, bloating, gas etc.
We strongly recommend you to read Jonathan V. Wright’s Why Stomach Acid is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn Indigestion, Reflux and GERD book.
If you ever used HCL to treat your digestive problems then please leave your review!
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I no longer have acid reflux
I no longer have acid reflux. I was put on a PPI and I kept getting worse and got candida. I started researching and read Dr. Jonathan Wright’s book WHY STOMACH ACID IS GOOD FOR YOU and thought I had nothing to lose so I quit the PPI and started taking HCL with pepsin and digestive enzymes and my reflux went away and I believe that raising my stomach acid allowed me to absorb my antifungal medicine to heal the candida. Antifungal treatment before HCL had been unsuccessful. Folks I am not selling books, I just don’t want you to suffer as I did. Reflux many times leads to candida and I assure you that you do not want that. Research candida. Dr. Wright also has free videos. He is an expert on hypochlorhydria.
take HCL with all of my meals that had fat in them
I’m only on here because of my son’s GERD but I was about to post the same thing. I was having a lot of reflux trouble a few years back and my chiropractor had me take HCL with all of my meals that had fat in them for 2 weeks and ALL of my reflux went away. Apparently too little acid in the stomach can result in reflux. It worked like a charm for me.
do not take if you have an ulcer or gastritis
I (Ernie) take 6x648mg HCL capsules with pepsin and digestive enzymes with a big meal. I take 3 and the enzyme after a few bites of food and 3 mid meal. If you are not familiar with HCL start with one mid meal and do not take if you have an ulcer or gastritis.