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Very interesting post,
I am currently taking HCL with my main 2 meals and found it to be a great help.
The reason my Stomach acid is low is because up to when I was in my mid 30’s I had a bacteria in my digestion track called H. Pylori… One of the things this bacteria does is it reduces the production of acid in the stomach so it(H. Pylori) can survive in it… When I was in my 30’s , my cousins who were in their 50’s both got stomach cancer and the doctors determined their cause of stomach cancer was H. Pylori. This motivated me to go test myself and sure enough I had it too… it just was not as bad as theirs(this bacteria sits in the stomach for decades before causing cancer)… So I had to take a very strong course of Antibiotics to get rid of this H. Pylori in my stomach, and although the antibiotics did the job of getting rid of the bacteria, they made my already weak and sick digestion track even worst…..
Any case, eventhough the H. Pylori itself was gone, my stomach was not producing enough acid(it’s effects remained).. so ever since I started taking some HCL with my meals my digestion improved greatly…
I am putting this post up for those others who have ever tested positive for H. Pylori and had to take those antibiotics, or those with the history of stomach cancer in their families who have been thinking of testing themselves for it… the doctors won’t tell you this(that you have low stomach acid due to H. Pylori), They will only give you antibiotics as a form of treatment to get rid of the bacteria, after that you are on your own! … I found out thru my own research and basically suffered extra 5 years after wiping the bacteria out before realizing my stomach was used to producing low acid and I need to supplement it with HCL.
Good luck all