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Betaine hcl....

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by douglasmich, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. douglasmich


    I think low stomach acid could be a big factor in the viscous cycles we get into. HPA axis issues results in poor metabolic rate and poor HCL secretion which allows pathogens etc to grow over.

    I have gotton some betaine HCL powder and i plan to put it into capsules. But i have just read that its useless without pepsin.

    Is this true? I am not going to buy pepsin bulk powder too and weigh that crap out lol.
  2. Mary

    Mary Moderator

    Southern California
    @douglasmich - I don't know if HCL is useless without pepsin, though I just read something that said you really should take it with pepsin. I've been taking HCL with pepsin for many years, and never realized the pepsin part of was crucial until now. You might try this product instead of making your own capsules, which is a lot of work!

    I do know that many of us have issues with low HCL. Another cause might be low B1, which is necessary to produce stomach acid. HCL with pepsin has made a world of difference in my digestion. And also heartburn is very often caused by low stomach acid, but instead people are given acid blockers which only make things worse.
  3. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

    Northcoast NSW, Australia
    NOW and Nature's Sunshine make HCL betaine w/ pepsin.

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