Approximately 90 percent of Americans produce too little HCl.
So, what happens if you do not produce enough HCl?
Our first line of defense against pathogenic microorganisms is gone:
– Yeast, prions, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc… are actually little proteins.
– When the pH is correct in the stomach, pepsin digests these microorganisms…they become food.
– When the pH is not correct, an environment is created in which these organisms thrive and raise havoc in the GI tract.