Heartburn is a Sign of Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Heartburn is actually a sign of low stomach acid and is reversed by taking a hydrochloric acid supplement. Hydrochloric acid is your body’s most potent disinfectant, and is normally produced every time you eat. This keeps germs from feeding on your food and causing inflammation. Hydrochloric acid is also critical for absorbing nutrients like B-12, magnesium, potassium, iron and amino acids used to make your body’s proteins and brain neurotransmitters that control mood.

As we age, the ability to produce hydrochloric acid declines. The energy required to make stomach acid 3-million times stronger than arterial acid is provided by thyroid hormone. As thyroid hormone levels decline, the ability to produce hydrochloric acid declines. Declining thyroid and hydrochloric acid levels are the first two dominoes to fall in the lead-up to most western medical conditions. Not absorbing potassium and magnesium causes blood pressure to rise. Unabated critter growth causes the immune system to respond with the inflammation that causes “heart attacks”, autoimmune conditions, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, skin growths, diverticulitis, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides and more. The inability to absorb B-12 causes dementia. Not absorbing amino acids leads to decreased integrity of hair, skin, nails, muscle, bones, heart muscle/valves and an increased risk of depression. The germ overgrowth also causes the immune system to weaken. This is why older people are more vulnerable to the flu virus, pneumonia and other infectious diseases. The inability to control germ overgrowth makes the elderly more susceptible to food poisoning. You’ll note that death in food poisonings like listeria, E. coli and salmonella are concentrated in the young with immature hydrochloric acid production and the elderly with declining hydrochloric production.

How do you know if your hydrochloric acid levels are low? Get a CBC–complete blood count. This will include your MCV–mean corpuscular volume. This tells how big your red blood cells are. Red blood cells start to increase in size and become less efficient at carrying iron and oxygen if B-12 levels decline. Since B-12 levels decline as hydrochloric acid levels decline, this is an indirect marker for low hydrochloric acid production. If your MCV is above 85, you should Google “symptoms of Hydrochloric acid deficiency“. If symptoms are significant, give a trial of a hydrochloric acid like Robynzyme. MCV should be routinely evaluated in the elderly.

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