I had all the symptoms of hypochlorhydria (weak stomach acid): reflux, adult acne, eczema on my scalp and face, athlete's foot. You need strong acid to utilize the nutrition in food. It appears that my depression was related to being malnourished, because I no longer fall into deep depression (suicidal thoughts). You need strong stomach acid to absorb B12, and B12 deficiency has been linked to depression. I always had a slight, but constant, thick congestion -- that is gone. I also used to suffer from very dry skin, but that has gotten better. Twinlab has worked best for me. Now Foods brand was useless for me. Read a book called: "Why Stomach Acid is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD" written by an M.D. and Ph.D. With regard to reflux, they say "strong stomach acid = strong valve." They recommend working up to 6 - 7 capsules/meal. Once I started taking HCl, I was cured of the reflux instantaneously. I do wish they made Betaine HCl in a more concentrated form. I go through a bottle/week. I also lost weight -- I used to be quite chubby. Again, strong acid means you are sqeezing all of the nutrients out of your food, so you don't get hungry as often.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 20, 2009 | Verified Purchase
works great for digestion and stuffy nose is gone
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 29, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Early days, but I do not get hungry soon after meals as I did previously. I think that I was not absorbing my food due to poor digestion and these capsules seem to be correcting that. Time will tell. Sydney Austalia
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 23, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Good product. Not sure if it is better than other products I've used but happy with how it works.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 16, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Helps immensely with my digestion.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 21, 2010 | Verified Purchase
so farthey have been very good results,and will continue to use them.very pleased with the service also.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 10, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Works like it should
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 03, 2008 | Verified Purchase
New to this product. Like it just fine, though.
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