DigestMORE HCl is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula that contains Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl). DigestMORE HCl is helpful for those who suffer from heartburn caused by low stomach acid. It can also be used by those who are concerned about accidental ingestion of bacteria or parasites when traveling or eating out at restaurants.
A majority of people with heartburn do not produce enough stomach acid. Normally, the stomach is a sterile environment due to its acidic nature. If there is a lack of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach, it is no longer a sterile environment and bacteria are able to proliferate.
These bacteria will putrefy food in the stomach, releasing volatile fatty acids and gases. These gases cause bloating after meals, and it is these volatile fatty acids and stomach acid being forced up into the esophagus that causes heartburn. By ensuring adequate levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, especially at meal times, the underlying cause of most heartburn can be addressed.
DigestMORE HCl can be helpful if:
You experience heartburn after any sized meal
You have gas or bloating and experience accompanying heartburn after eating specific types of food (i.e. proteins) or after combining certain types of foods (i.e. mixing proteins and carbohydrates)
You are concerned about ingesting bacteria or parasites with your food (i.e. when traveling or eating out at restaurants e.g. sushi)
The long term solution for eliminating heartburn (in those who do not produce enough stomach acid) is to ensure that the stomach is a sterile environment and to ensure food is easily broken down. Taking DigestMORE HCl with meals helps with both of these issues.