Low Stomach Acid Treatment: “Doc Talks” with Dr. Daniel Nuzum
Jonathan Hunsaker: After a meal, do you find yourself taking a lot of antacids? Want to know how to fix that?
Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx. Thanks for tuning in. So many of us have issues after we have a meal with our stomachs, whether that’s acid reflux, indigestion, gas, bloating, and as it turns out, a lot of this has to do with low stomach acid. Let’s talk to Doc Nuzum and find out more now.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: I’m going to take you through my favorite remedies for low stomach acid production.
My favorite remedies are number one, fulvic acid. The good fulvic acid will have a pH of about two-three. So, if you consume fulvic acid while you’re eating, you’re adding some acid into the system that will help bring the stomach pH down quicker. It also stimulates the stomach to produce more acid.
The next one is iodine. Hydrochloric acid-producing cells in the stomach need iodine to produce the hydrochloric acid.
My next most favorite remedy for low stomach acid production is probiotics. Probiotics affect stomach acid production via the rest of the digestive tract. What we find is when the microbiome in the lower digestive tract is healthy, the stomach itself starts to become healthier, and it starts to produce acid the way it’s supposed to.
The next remedy I most frequently use is organic apple cider vinegar. I normally use that along with lemon juice; organic, fresh-squeezed lemon juice. So, they consume a little bit of apple cider vinegar, a little bit of fresh-squeezed lemon juice with their meal. It doesn’t take a whole lot.
There’s a lot of folks that will take hydrochloric acid pills. Long-term use of that will suppress your stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid. We want to enable your body to do this itself. So, that way, you’re not dependent on a hydrochloric acid pill every time you eat.
So, those are my primary remedies. There are some secondary remedies that are important here.
When you’re in a fight or flight state, your body shuts down hydrochloric acid production in your stomach. Things that would help with staying calm, things like:
- the amino acid l-theanine
- the herb lemon balm
The other thing to consume would be adaptogens. Again, we’re back to my favorite remedy, adaptogens. I love adaptogens. And adaptogens, when it comes to the stomach, they help mitigate and modulate our fight or flight response. When we stay in that level state, our digestive tract never gets shut off.
Did you know OrganiGreens from Organixx is packed with fulvic acid to help cells digest and utilize the nutrients found in food? We’ve also added a powerful probiotic to encourage the growth of good gut flora!