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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


Acid Reflux / GERD Board Index


As people age, they tend to produce less acid. The use of apple cider vinegar is too supplement the reduction of acid for those people to help digest food. If your problem is not due to a reduction of acid, this remedy would make things worse.

More specifically, many naturopathic physicians believe that the supplement betaine hydrochloride can aid GERD by increasing stomach acid. This sounds paradoxical, since conventional treatment involves reducing stomach acid. However, according to one theory, lack of stomach acid leads to incomplete digestion of proteins; these proteins cause allergic reactions and other responses that lead to an increase in reflux. When taken as a supplement, betaine hydrochloride provides extra hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Naturopathy has long held that low stomach acid is a widespread problem that interferes with digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Betaine hydrochloride is one of the most common recommendations for this proposed condition, along with the choice of apple cider vinegar. But, scientific evidence is lacking to prove or disprove this.

Digestive enzymes are another thing we try to break down the proteins. All we can do is try and see what works for ourselves; what works for me may not work for you. Good luck!
[QUOTE=Beeb;4041194]As people age, they tend to produce less acid. The use of apple cider vinegar is too supplement the reduction of acid for those people to help digest food. If your problem is not due to a reduction of acid, this remedy would make things worse.[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure if my issues are because of too much acid, or too little, but at the age of 24 years old, it sees like ACV may not be for me.

Is the HCL taken for the same reason the ACV is taken? If not, I may look into it. What online or real world store has a good deal on the HCL?





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