What is Hydrochloric Acid?
Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) is a clear, colourless, highly pungent solution of hydrogen chloride (HCl) in water. It comprises 0.2% - 0.5% of gastric juice.
What does Hydrochloric Acid do?
The acidic environment in the stomach is vital to digestion and the subsequent absorption of nutrients. Taking Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) supplements can promote optimal acidity. HCL converts pepsinogen to pepsin which breaks down proteins into peptides. HCL maintains a pH in the stomach of approximately 2.0. It also dissolves food and kills microorganisms.
Hydrochloric Acid may kill some forms of detrimental bacteria in the stomach and small intestine. It is likely to be important in suppressing Campylobacter jejuni bacteria and may suppress or kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria as Hypochlorhydria (lack of Hydrochloric Acid) patients have increased levels of Helicobacter pylori.
Suggested Adult Use
Dilute 4-10ml of 5% HCL with 100-125ml of water. Sip through a straw while eating a meal. Or sprinkle 8 drops on the food. Do not consume more than 40ml in a 24 hour period.
Do not use if you have a history of stomach ulcers or gastritis unless recommended by a qualified healthcare professional.
This product is suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before using any food supplement. Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Store in a cool, dark place.
Health Leads formula
Hydrochloric Acid food grade (HCL) 5% solution in an amber glass bottle
Other ingredients: None
Note: 14 drops = 1ml approx.
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