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Question about HCL versions of amino acids

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Azrael, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael

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    Hi

    I was wondering what the difference between a "regular" amino acid compared when it is a HCL version (Hydrochloride) ?

    I understand HCL is a salt form which makes makes it water soluble and will be better absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract.

    Would appreciate if someone who knows could inform me of the rest if any.

    So is that all there is?

    Is there anything negative about HCL?
     
  2. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    Good question. I've recently bought a Lysine supplement which uses Lysine HCL while my previous bottle didn't have the HCL part. Not sure if there's any difference in absorption or quality.... I have yet to open it.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael

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    Absorption should be better according to how HCL works, it's the quality part I do not know.

    By the way Im taking histidine HCL, num num num!:)
     

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