Hydrochloric Acid

Definition of Hydrochloric Acid:

An inorganic acidic compound, excreted by the stomach, that aids in digestion.

Also: HCl

Topics Related to Hydrochloric Acid

Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

...the condition
“...Since many food sensitivities can be due to poor digestion, hydrochloric acid and pancreatic trials are appropriate...”

Betaine

...as a treatment
“...Betaine HCl is the hydrochloride salt of betaine...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...Laboratory testing is now going far beyond total cholesterol (HCL and LDL ratios) and triglycerides...”

More topics Related to Hydrochloric Acid

DIM / I3C

...as a treatment
“...I3C is converted into DIM through a process involving gastric hydrochloric acid (HCL)...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Upper digestive symptoms are often due to hydrochloric acid (HCl) or pancreatic insufficiency and it can be difficult to distinguish between the two...”

Eczema

...recommendation Digestive Enzyme (Trial)
“See the link between Eczema and Hydrochloric Acid...”
...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“If improvement isn't clear when using zinc or essential fatty acids, consider HCl and pancreatic enzymes...”

Gastritis

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Once the stomach lining has been healed by the use of other agents, a hydrochloric acid (HCl) trial is often useful since it may have been an HCl deficiency that contributed to bacterial overgrowth and subsequent inflammation in the first place...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...The most popular salt forms are the HCl and sulfate forms...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...relationship to Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency
“...Jonathon Wright, MD, supplementing with hydrochloric acid sometimes relieves the symptoms of heartburn and improves digestion in individuals who have hypochlorhydria...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...Gastric juice is composed of digestive enzymes and concentrated hydrochloric acid, which can readily digest food or kill microorganisms...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Lack of hydrochloric acid (HCl) secretion by the stomach has been linked to chronic hives probably as a result of increasing the likelihood of developing food allergies...”

Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)

...as a treatment
“In order to confirm whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) is needed, the HCL trial is used to assess stomach digestive function by evaluating the integrity of the stomach lining and its mucous barrier...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
Hydrochloric acid (HCl) insufficiency can be complete (achlorhydria) or partial (hypochlorhydria) and intermittent...”
...relationship to Vitamin B6 Requirement
“Vitamin B6 is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid...”
...recommendation Digestive Enzyme (Trial)
“A trial using plant-based enzymes to enhance digestion demonstrated their additional benefit of improving hydrochloric acid production in those individuals who were hypochlorhydric...”
...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...An HCl trial is a safe, worthwhile, and relatively accurate way to discover if an insufficiency exists...”
...recommendation Vinegar
“Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice taken with meals mildly stimulates hydrochloric acid production...”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“Several B-vitamins are needed to support hydrochloric acid production...”
...recommendation Folic Acid
“In cases of low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) or no stomach acid (achlorhydria), supplemental use of hydrochloric acid normalizes folate absorption...”
...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
“...It may enhance the production of hydrochloric acid in a manner that cannot be explained by it simply being an acid...”

Hypochlorhydria

...related topic
“The condition of having low hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach, often the cause of digestive disorders...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Make sure your hydrochloric acid production is sufficient...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...thermophilis (sometimes found in yoghurt), candidiasis, circulating immune complexes (CICs - caused by a combination of leaky gut syndrome and poor digestion of proteins due to a lack or HCl and digestive enzymes), sedentary lifestyle, negative attitudes, low body temperature, acid saliva pH, chronic insomnia, inability to dream, weight lifting, and steroids (for muscle gain)...”

Leukemia

...the condition
“...Other, rarer subtypes of leukemia include Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL), T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (T-PLL), Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia, Adult T-cell Leukemia (caused by an HIV-like virus, HTLV), Acute Eosinophilic Leukemia (AEL), Chronic Eosinophilic...”

Lipase

...as a treatment
“...Instructions: Betaine HCI or hydrochloric acid should not be taken with this in supplement form, as it might destroy this and other enzymes...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Some calcium-magnesium combinations are formulated with hydrochloric acid and vitamin D to aid mineral absorption...”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Intrinsic factor and hydrochloric acid are produced by the parietal cells in the stomach; both are needed in order to release B12 from foods...”

Pepsin

...as a treatment
“...Pepsin is used most often as a digestive aid, often in combination with HCl, to improve its activity...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...Lack of HCl will contribute to this also...”

Probiotics

...as a treatment
“...Most digestive bacteria cannot survive the strong hydrochloric acid in the stomach...”

Rosacea

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...HCL supplementation results in marked improvement in rosacea patients who have achlorhydria or hypochlorhydria...”

Stomach

...related topic
“...The stomach mucosa contains cells which secrete hydrochloric acid and this in turn activates the other gastric enzymes pepsin and rennin...”

Test for B12 Levels

...as a treatment
“...A lack of gastric hydrochloric acid tends to confirm a suspected lack of intrinsic factor (IF), as both can be due to a shrinking of gastric cells...”

TMG (Tri-methyl-glycine)

...as a treatment
“...NOTE: An inexpensive variety is Betaine HCL which acts as a stomach acidifier and is not practical due to stomach irritation at the doses required to enhance methylation metabolism...”

Vitamin B1 Requirement

...the condition
“...Thiamine enhances circulation and assists in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and the production of hydrochloric acid which is important for proper digestion...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...the condition
“...B12 from foods is released from its protein complex by the action of hydrochloric acid and enzymes...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...It may also stimulate extra hydrochloric acid production...”

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

...as a treatment
“...Source: Pyridoxine HCl is the molecule most often correlated with vitamin B6...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...Thiamine enhances circulation and assists in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and the production of hydrochloric acid which is important for proper digestion...”

Vitiligo

...recommendation Pepsin
“See the link between Vitiligo and Hydrochloric Acid...”
...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“In the 1940s it was discovered that the large majority of people with vitiligo also have stomach malfunction, with partial or complete lack of hydrochloric acid and pepsin production...”