Hydrochloric Acid

Health Tips for Seniors

…be lacking this nutrient. Why are older adults more susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiencies? This vitamin’s absorption is dependent on hydrochloric acid and the enzyme pepsin (to break the bonds that bind it to protein) and also on intrinsic factor (a substance required for B12 absorption).…

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Which Calcium to Take for Strong Bones

…the glass. Taking calcium carbonate with food greatly enhances its absorption, as does supplementing with betaine HCl, a natural source of hydrochloric acid. (Quality supplements often include betaine HCl along with calcium.) Calcium citrate is a more expensive option for bone health. Several…

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