So, my lack of stomach acid is evident. I never burp, never get heartburn / reflux etc. Chronic indigestion for 10 years.
Should I keep increasing the dose? I'm doing this on Chris Kresser's advice to keep increasing the dose until you feel something...
What else can be done to help hydrochloric acid production? Really struggling to digest things at the moment. Paleo for 2.5 years...
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on September 11, 2014
at 10:49 AM
Take them before you eat. Add in digestive bitters. Supplement with magnesium, selenium, zinc.
Did you happen to have your gall bladder removed? If so, also take oxbile, or take a Betaine-HCL supplement that has oxbile in it.
FIY: heartburn is usually caused by low stomach acid, very rarely it is caused by high stomach acid. You might have H. Pylori, get checked for that, these little bugs tend to turn off stomach acid.
One good way to tell if you're low on stomach acid is if you just can't digest meat at all, you eat a rare steak (well done, or overcooked is much harder to digest), and it just sits there in your stomach like a rock. If you can easily digest steak, you don't actually have low stomach acid.