The digestive tract is one of the main interfaces between the external environment and the blood system. When the digestive tract is irritated and affected, produces violent inflammation and stress throughout the body.
Eating certain foods and supplements to improve the production of acids in the stomach can dramatically improve your digestion and health. Poor digestion is more a rule than an exception in today’s society. Culture promoted nowadays do not give enough time and energy to the digestive system to be able to best handle the food consumed.
Meals are usually taken in large quantities and too often to allow for proper digestion of foods consumed. In addition, on the run, are taken concurrently with other activities, usually stressful, and they regularly consume toxic and irritating products.
Good digestion is made in the stomach
it is necessary to create an acidic environment in the stomach for protein consumption and ionization of the minerals. In this way, it is stimulated the production of bile, which can efficiently metabolize fat in the small intestine. In the absence of such important functions, there is the risk of anemia, diseases of the thyroid, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases. (1, 2, 3) a reduced amount of acid in your stomach is a common problem, especially in people with advanced age or to those who have suffered from infections such as h. Pylori were under antibiotic treatments and other drugs such as anti-inflammatory non-steroidal. (4, 5, 6). A quantity of acid in the stomach is the first step towards the deterioration of the fragile wall of the digestive tract and leaky bowel syndrome.
Symptoms associated with a reduced amount of acid in your stomach:
- Flatulence (gas)
- Burning Indigestion,
- Diarrhea constipation,
- Chronic fatigue
- Fatigue adrenal
- Dry skin/dandruff
- Rectal Itching
- Loss of female hair/B12 Allergies
- Iron deficiency and/or food sensitivities,
- Weakened or brittle nails
Possible causes of reduced amounts of acid in the stomach:
- Unhealthy eating
- Carente minerals
- Excess consumption of sugar and carbs
- Processed foods
- Vitamin B deficiency,
- Chronic infections,
- Advanced Age
- Antiacid consumption
- Consumption of medicine for stomach burns
- Consumption of (Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen)
- Birth control pills/Contraceptives
- Chronic stress
- Other digestive problems
- Consumption of antibiotics
The health Importance of stomach acid:
When you have a low amount of acid into the stomach cannot effectively break down proteins.
This allows large proteins to penetrate the small intestine and creates a high pressure on the pancreas to produce enzymes that metabolize them.
This process gets to exhaust its reserves by enzymes of the pancreas and generates stress and irritation in the gut. In addition, the absorption and utilization of amino acids over the essential molecules that make up proteins. Incomplete digestion of proteins can lead to the emergence of leaky bowel syndrome and trigger autoimmune reactions in various areas of the body.
Improper digestion of proteins can lead to exaggerated growth of intestinal bacteria, candida and other feeds on parasites. It also increases the acidity of the blood and reduces the number of minerals in the body leads to the inability of minerals diminishing the stomach to produce hydrochloric acid and the vicious cycle continues.
Important for vegetarians/vegans/raw
Vegans begin to consume on a daily basis more whole foods, high in fiber, such as natural and unprocessed raw vegetables. 0 will definitely hit this problem because, raw fibrous foods, they require a large amount of hydrochloric acid to be digested.
After a lifetime in which they consumed processed foods, cooked and prepared the body has consistently decreased hydrochloric acid from the stomach and thus passing to healthier eating can come with certain challenges.
What we can do
To stimulate the production of stomach acid and protein digestion is most appropriate supplementation with Betaine HCL and proteolytic enzyme Pepsin
Pepsin is produced naturally by the stomach itself when there is sufficient acid in the stomach. People with too little may not produce active forms of this vital enzyme that helps in the digestion of proteins.
Bitter and carminative plants like
- Lemon balm.
also contribute to the production of acid, providing the vital nutrients for healing the entire digestive system.
The plants include bitter orange peel, ginger root, gentian root, peppermint leaves, cardamom, fennel seeds, golden seal root, Woody Liana flower, Oregon grape root, grass, pepper bitter red-cayenne, burdock root, and dandelion root.
Another effective home remedy is to drink the juice from a lemon or 50 ml of natural apple cider vinegar before lunch.