Did you know that one of the underlying causes of most digestivedisorders is low stomach acid! Did you know that you are not supposed to take antacid for more than 8 weeks period?
Many people are probably not aware that their stomach is not making enough stomach acid, especially if they are popping antacid like candy. Stomach acid known as hydrochloric acid (HCL) is necessary for many bodily functions especially for aid in food digestion.
Many people take antacid to alleviate heartburn or ingestion, but what is not known in most cases by lowering the acid in the stomach it causes more problems in the long run. The biggest problem your body won’t be able to make enough stomach acid to do a proper job in keeping your gastrointestinal tracts healthy and support your immune system?
What does HCL do –
• Breaks down food for digestion, including proteins
• Kills toxic bacteria in foods
• Kills pathogens that are ingested
• Balances the pH levels (acid/alkaline level) in the stomach
• Supports immune health in the small intestines
More acidity details:
Protein eater – HCL activates an enzyme called pepsin so that it can digest proteins. Protein is critical for the maintenance and building blocks of every cell in including collagen, hormones, neurotransmitters, enzymes, antibodies, hair, skin nails and muscles and other bodily functions.
Love Sushi? -HCL also assists killing microorganisms that exist in the food we eat, especially if you like to eat raw food like sushi. It also prevents food from sitting and fermenting in the stomach.
Pathogen Killer – HCL is important to prevent food poisoning, yeast, bacterial, viral, bacteria, parasitic, and protozoan infections from parasitic diseases, i.e., such in cases of malaria, African sleeping sickness, etc.
Team player – HCL aids with proper mineral absorption such as iron, magnesium, zinc which contributes to making bone in your body. Chemical and electrical processes are occurring every moment. These processes can function correctly ONLY if it has the balanced minerals are ingested.
In our next article we will talk about how to increase your HCL.
For now don’t take your HCL for granted!
About the writer: #HelenChinLui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine and Reiki Practitioner. She is the founder and owner of the #HealingPlaceMedfield, MA. She specializes in helping adults and children to find long-lasting relief from chronic pain, digestive issues and heal hormonal imbalances naturally.
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