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Low Stomach Acid Test: Home and Lab Methods

Low Stomach Acid Test
 Low stomach acid, or hypochlorhydria, occurs when the the parietal cells lining the stomach are unable to produce enough acid (HCl) for whatever reason. Low stomach acid can be a significant problem since sufficient amounts are required for a number of purposes. Firstly stomach acid is required for the digestion of proteins. High acidity breaks down the bonds between protein fibres allowing proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes to go to work to further digest protein in the small intestine. Secondly, stomach acid is needed to liberate essential minerals from food so they are present in their unbound ionic forms which can then be absorbed. This is true for important nutrient minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron and selenium. Stomach acid is also required to liberate vitamin B12 from meat, its main dietary source. Finally, acid acts to sterilise the stomach, killing bacteria, yeast and parasites that may be ingested. The symptoms of low stomach acid can mimic those of...
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  • adminv15
    adminv15 says #
    The simplest and most effective test for gastric HCl is a Kinesiological Test. Arms stretcged out in front of you with back of the
  • adminv15
    adminv15 says #
    You do not want to take neem, or any other drug, to reduce stomach acid until you have determined for certain that you are making
  • adminv15
    adminv15 says #
    Hi, thanks Sarah, i checked out www.ayurveda-yoga.co.uk and Neem was buy one get one free! Lets hope it works!