Digestion Absorption

CAUSES: overeating, eating too many processed foods, having inflammation of your gut lining, and being on certain medications.

IF PROBLEM CONTINUES: it tends to worsen and put you at risk of nutrient deficiency, low energy and fatigue, and continued malfunctioning of your digestive organs.

TO CORRECT: See Your Heath care Practitioner for a consultation.

As we age, we typically produce less hydrochloric acid (HCl) which reduces our ability to efficiently absorb nutrients from food. Reduced HCl production affects the amount of protein and calcium we can absorb and can interfere with bone metabolism. Incomplete protein metabolism can imbalance intestinal flora. Betaine hydrochloride promotes absorption of nutrients.