How to Supplement Betaine HCL
When you first start taking Betaine HCL with Pepsin, increase the dose by one tablet at every meal until you get an immediate acidic feeling in the stomach. Then cut back by one or two tablets and stay at that dose. Your stomach acid is now at the right acid pH level or strength. Your stomach will absorb the HCL from the betaine and heal itself over time. Eventually you will be able to reduce the dose slowly to zero as your stomach heals and attains proper natural acid levels.
- Only take the HCL if you are eating a meal or snack which contains more than 15 grams of protein.
- If you experience heart burn from the HCL, you can mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda in 8oz of water and sip it until you feel the pain subside.