Stomach acid or Hydrochloric Acid (HCL), is a very powerful digestive agent and sterilant. 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 Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) helps make minerals and nutrients more absorbable. Achieving the correct balance of flora is a key to maintaining proper digestive function and overall health.
Do you occasionally have a hard time digesting your food? The stomach naturally produces Hydrochloric Acid to break down food. Occasionally the food is not digested properly because the amount of food is too large compared to the amount of Hydrochloric Acid produced by the body. Dr. Clark Hydrochloric Acid 5% provides increased digestive ability by supplementing existing Hydrochloric Acid.
Dr. Clark Digestive Power 5% is also a great food sanitizer. Stir just two or three drops into, say sour cream, thereby making it more digestible and “cleaner, and lasts longer.”
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
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.*
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you have ulcers, gallstones or are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care provider prior to taking this product.
Danger:Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes. Do not put drops directly in mouth, it can dissolve teeth. For heartburn take water and milk, do not take baking soda. If heartburn persists seek the care of a qualified professional.