Note: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Listen to your body, watch your own results over time, take things slow and be careful.
Hydrochloric Acid is secreted by your stomach to digest your food and break it down into components that can be absorbed. If you have inadequete Hydrochloric Acid secretion, you will suffer from vitamin and nutrient deficiencies that can lead to all kinds of health problems including ACNE. Check this out:
He also observed the severity of acid deficiency was in direct proportion to both the duration and severity of the skin disease and digestive symptoms. Improvement in general health and skin condition was observed following treatment with HCl and B-complex (as brewer's yeast) in virtually all patients with impaired HCl production. Cases with very moderate HCl deficiency showed rapid improvement and early signs of intolerance to the acid, which he believed indicated a return to normal secretion. While Allison did not claim the ten dermatology conditions were always due to B vitamin and HCl deficiency, his observations and therapeutic results suggest gastric acidity should be investigated in individuals presenting with these conditions.
Ayers also commented on a correlation between eczema and psoriasis and reduced gastric secretions. He found 8 of 11 patients with eczema and 10 of 19 patients with psoriasis had functional hypoacidity. In one case, he reported a 52 year-old patient with a 46 year history of eczema had impaired HCl production. After supplementation with HCl, the patient's skin condition remained nearly normal during one year of follow-up. Francis reported that four patients with vitiligo and achlorhydria experienced disappearance of vitiligo after starting HCl supplementation with each meal.
Allison found that 87% OF ALL PATIENTS WITH ACNE HAD INSUFFICIENT HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION (see table in full article).
So how do you get more Hydrochloric Acid in your stomach? You take Hydrochloric Acid supplements with meals. Here's what I recommend:
1. Buy Solgar Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin from any high quality online vendor or your local health food store.
2. Start by taking one tablet after you chew and swallow your first mouthful of food of each meal. Be sure to swallow the tablet quickly (do not let it linger in your mouth) or you may experience unpleasant burning on your tongue or throat.
3. Gradually increase your dosage by one tablet each day until you experience an unpleasant burning sensation in your stomach after supplementation. Reduce your dosage until you only have a mild warm feeling. Currently I am taking 5 tablets with each meal.
4. Post your results here! Let us know how it's working for you. Personally, my results have been fantastic, but I would love to hear if others have experienced improvements.
P.S. Hydrochloric Acid has also been shown to help with Gas and Bloating, Candida, Osteoporosis, Asthma and tons of other diseases. Why does it work? Because it increases your absorbtion of ALL NUTRIENTS, and many of these diseases could be caused by inadequete nutrient absorbtion.
Edited by HealthDude, 19 March 2006 - 11:44 AM.