The importance of stomach acids has been greatly ignored. The correct pH (acid level) for the stomach should be between 1 to 3. This is VERY acidic, but is necessary to break down proteins, collagen, absorb minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, etc.) and B12 as well as to help kill off unfriendly microbes before entering the intestines. A strong acid stomach is also necessary to help release bile from the liver and enzymes from the pancreas. The valve of the top of the stomach is also influenced by the pH of your stomach.
As we age, our stomach acid diminishes thus creating a cascade of negative health events. In addition to the aging process, other things can also influence your stomach acids: anti-acids, low salt diets, excess sugar and excess calcium.
This product contains apple cider vinegar and betaine hydrochloride. Both of these ingredients are natural acidifiers.
Start out taking 1 tablet before each meal. Gradually add an additional tablet per meal each day until you get symptom relief. Some people need more acid and require up to 5 tablets before each meal. But an average person needs between 2-3 per meal. If you feel heart burning or too much acid back off and reduce the amount. The only contra-indication is if you have an ulcer.