HCI deficiency is extremely common. Here are some of the symptoms;
? bloating, belching and heartburn
? a feeling that food just sits in the stomach
? sometimes constipation, sometimes diarrhoea
? weak, easily broken finger nails
? hair loss in women
? nausea, burning tongue, bad breath, furred tongue, metallic taste
? dilation of capillaries in the cheeks and nose

Doctors often prescribe antacids to people who experience heart burn, claiming its caused by too much stomach acid – when in fact, it’s the opposite. Taking these drugs long term will only worsen the problem, as stomach acid is decreased further.

Low stomach acid can lead to many complications, causing protein and mineral deficiencies and allowing the abnormal proliferation of bacteria and yeasts in the stomach and intestine.

If the cells lining the stomach cease functioning normally, and slow down or stop HCI secretion, the secretion of intrinsic factor also slows down. Under these circumstances vitamin B12 in food or taken orally as supplements, is not well absorbed.

B12 is usually one of the first vitamin deficiencies we experience when our gut begins to struggle. Low stomach acid makes it difficult for us to digest food sufficiently, which can lead to a compacted colon, fermenting food which leads to gas and bloating, and eventually the undigested food particles can damage the intestinal lining, leading to more serious complications.

Always look for the signs your body may need help. Masking symptoms with medication puts you on a dangerous path. Heal naturally to heal properly.