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SugarIsBad;51204 wrote: So having belched within those 5 minutes shows that there is a deficiency of HCl? If so, how likely is it that it shows the deficiency and not something else?
Baking powder is quite alkaline (ph of about 8.2-8.3). It will react with the stomach acid, which is obviously acid. The next reaction will take place:
NaHCO3 + HCL -> H2O + NaCl + CO2
As a result, water, salt and carbon dioxide are formed. The CO2 is what makes you belch.
If you like a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjVrIFScsls
I belched a bit after 5-6 minutes, which shows a deficiency. I’m currently on about 3.5g of HCl supplementation.
I should try this test again after taking my supplements :p