Dr Clark Betaine HCL Description
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- 425 mg per capsule
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Stomach acid or Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) is a powerful digestive agent. A healthy stomach contains HCL in an adequate concentration to maintain a pH between 1 and 2. Low levels of HCL can lead to improperly, incompletely, or poorly digest food fragments that may cause an imbalance in the growth of normal bacterial flora in the intestines. With age, stomach acid secretion tends to decrease. Result: low stomach acid, poor digestion, mineral deficiency, and disease, in that order. What to do? Our HCL Betaine helps make minerals and nutrients more absorbable. Achieving the correct balance of flora is a key to maintaining proper digestive function and overall health.
HCL = HCl = Hydrochloric Acid - Fat and Protein Digestion, Heartburn, Mineral Deficiency, Gas, Bloating, Indigestion, Acid reflux.
Hydrochloric acid is responsible for the digestion of fats and proteins. Betaine hydrochloride (betaine HCL) is an acidic form of betaine, a vitamin-like substance found in grains and other foods. Betaine hydrochloride is recommended as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid for people who have a deficiency of stomach acid production (hypochlorhydria).
Deficiency of Gastric Acid
Stomach acid or Hydrochloric Acid (HCL abbreviated here for added clarity with all capitals HCL)(note: probably should stick with HCL and remove the note about HCL in all caps) is a powerful digestive aid. After a high-protein meal, the pH in a healthy stomach may drop to as low as 1 or 2. However, buffers quickly raise the pH back to 3 or 4.
With age, stomach acid secretion tends to decrease. Resulting in: low stomach acid, poor digestion, mineral deficiency, and disease, in that order. What to do? Our HCL supplements help make minerals and nutrients more absorbable. Achieving the correct balance of flora is a key to maintaining proper digestive function and overall health.
A deficiency of gastric acid secretion increases the likelihood and severity of certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. This causes an imbalance in the growth of normal bacterial flora in the intestines.
Dr. Clark repeatedly stated that people were better off taking HCL instead of acidophilus, because if the “acid barrier” (the stomach) is in proper order it stops inhospitable microorganisms from entering the colon, this results in growth of good flora in the colon without the constant assistance of acidophilus supplements.
Overall people start lacking in HCL secretion at age 40. As you can see on the chart HCL drops 75% by the time you are in your 40s. HCL secretion is close to 200 mg/hr at 11 years compared to about 50 mg/hr in the late 40s. This is an average; you may be below or above. This chart was published by Dr. Jonathan Wright in the book "Why Stomach Acid is Good for You". People with lineage from the Nordic and Germanic countries have a particular tendency to lack HCL at a younger age than others.
Apart from digestive problems, a good indication of lack of hydrochloric acid are splitting nails and nails that look like a washboard because HCL helps you get the minerals you need for healthy nails and hair from your food.
Persons 12 or more years of age, take up to 2 capsules with meals, as a digestive aid, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
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