Dr. Clark Store Digestive Power Hydrochloric Acid HCL 5% Solution (1 fl oz)
The acidic environment in the stomach is vital for digesting food. Hydrochloric acid (or HCL) maintains a pH in the stomach of approximately 2.0, which is optimal for digestion and also protects the stomach from potentially harmful microorganisms. Hydrochloric acid in gastric juice secretions activates the enzyme pepsin to initiate the breakdown of proteins.
Deficiency of Gastric Acid
Stomach acid is a powerful digestive aid. After a high-protein meal, the pH in a healthy stomach may drop to as low as 1 or 2. However, buffers quickly raise the pH back to 3 or 4.
With age, stomach acid secretion tends to decrease, resulting in low stomach acid, poor digestion, and mineral deficiency. But HCL supplements help make minerals and nutrients more absorbable. Achieving the correct pH is a key to maintaining proper digestive function and overall health.
Water, Hydrochloric Acid.
Put up to 10 drops in food per use or up to 45 drops total per day in food. Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.
Note: Hydrochloric Acid can be taken with any type of food. It can be taken with water or juice.
Precautions: 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. 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. The use of this supplement is not intended to treat any disease, and does not claim to cure or prevent any disease.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition.