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I suffer from gerd and have oseaghitus could this be due to low acid? Heard this is possible to cause the reflux and betaine Hcl may help
No.: Although this kind of misinformation is present all over the Internet, it is frankly wrong. Esophagitis in GERD is caused by both stomach acid and enzymes secreted by the stomach. Taking HCl will make the problem worse. You should continue you any medicine that your doctor prescribed, follow anti-reflux measures, and follow up with him if your symptoms do not come under control. Good luck. ...Read more
NO.: Betaine is only used for patients with homocysteinuria (a genetic metabolic defect) and occasionally xerostomia (inability to produce saliva) or fatty liver disease. Betaine can cause nausea, diarrhea, body odor, and severe GI distress. If your child is having digestive issues, please see her doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I am having burning diarrhea after taking Betaine HCL with pepsin for the first time before breakfast. Should I discontinue taking or is this normal?
A nutritionist has suggested I go on betaine hydrochloride with pepsin tablets upping dose each time until I get burning sensation. Is it safe?
Yes: Betaine hydrochloride will kill silent infections and doing a detox similar to yours will improve lymphatics. Additionally if there is biliary sludge betaine hcl detox will improve bile flow. Pepsin will improve digestion. If there is irritation use bromelain in addition which will heal the irritation and ulcerations. We use betaine hcl detox for lyme disease - upto 10gm-15gm twice daily. ...Read more
I've been consuming Betaine HCL for 3 months but the symptoms of low stomach acid still do not improve. I sweat a lot, so could this be the problem that causes me to have low stomach acid in the first place? I feel tired even though I have slept 8hrs
YOU NEED: TO BE SEEN AND INVESTIGATIONS NEED TO BE DONE. NOTHING CAN BE SAID WITH YOUR DESCRIPTIO. YOU DON'T KNOW THAT YOY HAVE LOW ACID ...Read more
Why could I take 20 Betaine HCL pills and feel no burning? I recently got diagnosed with gastritis with erosion, is it too much stomach acid?
Why did you take?: Betaine hydrochloride has an interesting history. Betaine hydrochloride used to be included in over-the-counter (OTC) products as a “stomach acidifier and digestive aid.” But a federal law that went into effect in 1993 banned betaine hydrochloride from use in OTC products because there wasn’t enough evidence to classify it “generally recognized as safe and effective.” Why were you taking 20? ...Read more
Organic fiber, chromium polynicotinate, magnesium malate, proteolytic enzymes, HCl betaine, and whole food complete multi-vitamins, is this good to take?
I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?
Betaine HCL/pepsin: There are no reported cases on palpitations but theoretically the pepsin/HCL combo could have negative vagal feedback (vagus stimulation produces pepsin on our stomach). The vagus nerve via parasympathetic stmulation slows the heart and if it is inhibited there could be increase heart rate. You could try stopping the meds and seeing if palpitations stop. Check B6, folate (folic acid), B12. F/U with doc. ...Read more
42yr old male. Being overweight 5'10", 205 ibs, and have gas bloating after beans, is taking enzymes like betaine harmful can that be useful?
Would it be okay to try betaine hcl pills at 18? Ppis are not working, my thyroid is fine but my hair is dry and brittle and my skin, heartburn too!
Betaine: At your age you should not try any pills until you have checked with your doctor that it is OK. ...Read more
Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?
Wrong question: Magnesium citrate is a magnesium preparation in salt form (in a 1:1 ratio of magnesium atom per citrate molecules). Packager: Cardinal Health 1.745 g of Magnesium citrate in 29.6 mL or Magnesium citrate 1.745 g per fl oz. Https://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=1df72d29-612d-4767-b8fc-ba2efc1665d1 ...Read more
They both act on the same brain centers!
Hope this helps!
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So I'm pretty regular and wanted to get a good cleanse so I took mag. Citrate and it didn't work so I went and got another bottle and went 3 times.
Cleanse not healthy:
Please have a diet with sufficient fiber. There is no healthy thing called a cleanse.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I had a bad reaction to alverine citrate and was told to stop taking it. I took 2 tablets and had awful effects. How long till it comes out my system?
Hard to predict: It has a complex action on cells increasing intracellular calcium. Relax, breathe, lie down, destress. Taking calms, a powdered magnesium supplement in water might help. Be assured it will wear off. Having an adverse reaction is a negative that your brain can hang on to. Rich hansen says to counter a negative you need 5 positives. Visualize vividly a positive experience for 20 seconds to form. ...Read more
Similar: Just different "salts" with the same active ingredient. ...Read more
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery. ...Read more