Apologies in advance if this has already been addressed somewhere, I couldn’t find much using the search function.
I am a hard gainer and so I am looking for any way that I can help maximise my nutrient intake. I am considering taking an HCl supplement with my meals. The pills I am looking at have 400mg HCl each. I understand that I should begin with 1 per meal, and increase this if there is no ill effects.
What is the limit that I should be considering? I have read about 4-5, though I doubt I’ll need anywhere near that seeing as I have no underlying pathology to begin with.
Will this affect the natural secretion of HCl in my stomach? I don’t want to stop at some point down the track and find that my natural HCl secretion has been massively down-regulated in response to the extra supplementation.
Finally, should I be concerned with the presence of 250mg of Glutamic Acid in the pills I am looking at getting? I would love to try Poliquin’s Digestive Force but I can’t get it in Australia at a price I can afford - any suggestions from fellow Aussie’s would be much appreciated.