The symptoms of an underactive stomach closely match those of an overactive stomach, and therefore care must be taken to choose the correct treatment. Low levels of hydrochloric acid (HCL) are associated with a number of disorders such as anemia, allergies, osteoporosis and skin problems. Poor liver function may also be a factor in your digestive problems. Does your nutritional analysis also show a liver imbalance or allergies?
Underactive Stomach Test
Here’s a way to determine if you need more stomach acid:
When you have indigestion, drink water with 1 tsp cider vinegar in it.
If it makes the indigestion go away, you are likely not producing sufficient stomach acid (hydrochloric acid — HCL).
An underactive stomach is the result of a shortage of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the digestive chamber, which causes proteins or fat to digest too slowly and remain in the stomach too long. This causes discomfort from the fermentation and gas that is created. These symptoms will be even worse if sugars are trapped in the stomach at the same time. Making the mistake of taking an antacid neutralizes and further reduces the already inadequate amount of stomach acid and causes the contents of the stomach to be dropped into the small intestine, where it continues to ferment, generating intestinal gas. Nothing is improved — stomach gas has been turned into intestinal gas.
A better long-term solution for the cure of an underactive stomach is to strengthen the stomach’s natural HCL production capability as much as possible. This can be achieved by cautiously using supplements such as vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes, and learning how to combine foods for effective digestion and maximum nutritional benefit.
Underactive Stomach Recommendations:
Many people who have bloating, gas and/or indigestion assume that they have too much stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, HCL) when they probably have too little. The symptoms of an underactive stomach are very similar to those of an overactive stomach. A symptom of an UNDERactive stomach is… (your complete nutritional profile will have detailed information about how to correct the symptoms of an underactive stomach while maintaining your overall nutritional balance).