This test should be done with a normal to large sized meal. Don’t use this protocol on a snack sized meal.
Begin with one capsule of a Hydrocholoric Acid product per meal per day.
(The Hydrochloric Acid products I use are Betaine-HP and Hydro-Zyme)
(1 Betaine-HP = 4 Hydro-Zyme)
The instructions below are for a person who starts with the Hydro-Zyme product.
Increase by 1 capsule per meal per day until a feeling of warmth or burning occurs (heartburn), within 5 minutes of ingesting the supplement. You can stop the burning with a ½ tsp of backing soda mixed in water.
The last dosage that was comfortable will be your meal dose. Smaller meals may require a smaller dosage.
** It is important to take the capsule in the middle of the meal.
Day 1 – 1 per meal
Day 2 – 2 per meal
Day 3 – 3 per meal
Day 4 – 4 per meal
ie: If burning or warming occurs at 4, then your dose is 3 per meal.
While finding proper dosage:
- If burning occurs ½ hour or more after the meal, then you HAVEN’T TAKEN ENOUGH ACID
- If burning occurs within 5 minutes of ingesting the acid, then you have TAKEN TOO MUCH.
- Some people don’t feel a burning or warming sensation,but may rather have pressure in the esophageal area,or uncontrollable belching. Any of these symptoms are indicators of low stomach acid.