Diagnose Low Stomach Acid in 2 Seconds
Other symptoms of low stomach acid include bloating and indigestion. Unfortunately, many people take antacids which make the problem even worse. Something else to keep in mind is digestion is not just about stomach acid, but it does begin with the secretion of HCL.
This is a test I use with almost every client that I work with. It’s a simple, effective and affordable way to see how your body reacts with additional acid, weaning out the possibility of a sensitive or thinning stomach lining, or ulcers that might be present, as this is when you do NOT want to be taking supplemental HCL.
The enzyme requires an acidic environment to do its job. Enzymes in the small intestine complete the breakup of the protein molecules, allowing individual amino acids to enter the bloodstream. Stomach acid is a helpful substance but is potentially harmful as well.
Note that if you’re up to 10 capsules without noticing any type of burning, this is an indication of very low stomach acid. See my instructions here on how to find your personal dose. If you stay consistent with taking HCL with every meal, over time your body will begin to produce HCL on its own.
Acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) are closely related conditions, but GERD is more serious than acid reflux. Many people seem to experience acid reflux occasionally.
Congrats on taking control of your health, woohoo! It’s a shame low stomach acid isn’t talked about more with western medicine. Thanks so much for your response.
Because of the overlap with symptoms of low stomach acid and other health problems, the best way to determine whether you have the condition is through specialized testing, either in a lab or at home. Below are five tests that I recommend for gaining insight into your stomach acid levels. Low stomach acid has numerous contributing factors, so it’s difficult to determine the exact cause of your symptoms.
SCD was working great for me for a few months, then all of a sudden it totally stopped, and I would love to find the cause. do not take probiotics if you have low stomach acid. I took align ( bifidus ) and caused malabsorption.
Symptoms of leaky gut may include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, stomach aches, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, many people develop IBS 5-10 years before an autoimmune diagnosis. I was one of them and didn’t