This is going to sound totally off the wall, but I tried something entirely different for my acid reflux and it worked for me. Your mileage may vary.
I theorized that the reason I had acid reflux is that the food in my stomach was sitting there far too long, and churning far too long because it wasn’t being digested properly. The problem was not the acid, the problem was the reflux.
Given this postulate, I took some of Poliquin’s advice and took small amounts (1 or 2 tablets) of betaine HCl to INCREASE stomach acid.
Sure enough, it worked. The food doesn’t sit there in the stomach and cause any reflux anymore for me.[/quote]
Correct. My friend used to have acid reflux and has been taking apple cider vinegar for years. Recently I told him to try some high quality digestive enzymes, which has really helped him.
Acid helps digest the food. So it does make sense that when you don’t have enough stomach acid your stomach starts producing it’s own acid and thats why you get that burning feeling.
I don’t have any problems as far as acid reflux goes, but every now and then when I eat a lot of spicy foods it helps when I take some apple cider vinegar with mother before/after my meals. Works great for me.