Betaine HCL for low stomach acid
I've just started supplementing Betaine HCL for suspected low stomach acid. Wasn't sure of the protocol, so I'm following the info below - do you guys think that sounds about right?
Eat a meal that contains at least 15-20grams of protein (about 4-6ounces of meat).
Start by taking 1 pill (650mg of less) of Betaine HCL during the beginning of the meal
Finish the meal as normal and observe your body for any changes in feeling associated with the stomach and belly button area. Things to look for: heaviness, hotness, burning, or other GI distress.
Stay at this dosage of 1 pill for another day of meals with protein and if you don’t notice anything on the 3rd day, try 2 pills.
Stay there for another day and then try 3 pills.
Keep increasing the number of pills taken with each meal until you notice some GI discomfort described in step #3.
When this happens, you will know your ideal Betaine HCL dosage is 1 pill less. For example, if you felt the discomfort going from 5 pills to 6 pills, then 5 pills is your proper dosage for a normal meal.
I started with a dosage of two 325mg tabs, but haven't had any burning or anything so I'm assuming I need to build to more. I have noticed that it makes me burp though - does anyone know what that means?
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