Stop stomping out stomach acid!
March 21, 2013 by Kimberly Beauchamp, ND
Reflux got you down? Here’s a news flash:
Lowering stomach acid levels might not be the answer.
Stomach acid, also known as HCl or hydrochloric acid, is there for a reason. Well, many reasons, really.
It acts as a barrier against infections. Most organisms that can make you sick can’t survive the low pH of stomach acid.
It helps you absorb nutrients, especially calcium, iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12.