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The multi-billion dollar antacid industry has you believing that stomach acid is bad for you.
Assist Dairy and Protein supports your digestion with plenty of HCL, which your stomach desperately needs in order to properly break down foods and assimilate nutrients.
While you may use antacids for heartburn relief or indigestion, they are not a cure for what causes these problems in the first place. Contrary to popular belief, indigestion is usually caused by low stomach acid — also called hypochlorhydria — and it affects up to half of our population.1
Treatment that further neutralizes stomach acid can make your digestion worse.
Stomach acid or hydrochloric acid (HCl), is a very powerful digestive agent, and much more important than you realize.
HCl's important functions include:
As you age, your stomach acid tends to decrease anyway. Add a poor diet of processed foods and you may find that you have both digestive and immune problems.
There are two main consequences of low stomach acid:
Low stomach acid eventually creates a vicious cycle: low stomach acid = low minerals = acidic blood. This cycle continues because acidic blood further creates low minerals and low stomach acid.
Once this vicious cycle has started, there is a cascade of consequences:
Low DHEA and high cortisol affect your brain and behavior, but that's not all. The vicious cycle of low stomach acid affects your inner ecosystem too. Low stomach acid can lead to more bad guys (pathogenic bacteria, candida and viruses) than good guys (healthy microflora), thus lowering your immunity.
Here are some of the common symptoms and disorders caused by low stomach acid:1,3
Here are the 3 key ways to increase your stomach acid:
As you eat a healthy Body Ecology Diet, you will find your digestion improving. You may notice that you experience heartburn relief, less indigestion and improved energy. Or perhaps, if you have had long-standing digestive problems, your journey to health may take a bit longer. Be patient as you go step by step towards true health.
Did you know that indigestion could be caused by low stomach acid, which affects over 50 percent of the population?
Using over-the-counter antacids can neutralize stomach acid and actually make your digestion worse, leaving you at risk for malnutrition and mineral deficiencies. The key to improving your digestion is in increasing your stomach acid by reducing sugar in your diet (using zero-calorie natural sweeteners instead), eating healthy fermented foods and beverages (plus an energizing fermented green drink like Super Spirulina Plus), and cutting out processed foods. When you couple that with Body Ecology’s digestive enzymes, you'll be able to kick indigestion to the curb and finally have the health and energy you have been hoping for!
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