Introducing Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes, for those who feel bloated, gassy, or have acid reflux after a meal.* So you can relax after eating and soak up all of the wholesome nutrients in your food.
Our Enzymes + HCl is the only digestive supplement on the market that combines a balanced dose of HCl and pepsin, along with vital enzymes that support stomach acid production and help digest protein, fat and carbs. (Other supplements contain higher doses of HCl, which can be harsh and cause heartburn.)
Who takes Smidge™'s multi-enzyme with HCl and pepsin?
Those seeking to restore their HCl levels and maximize absorption of nutrients*
Those aiming to reduce gas, bloating, belching and other occasional symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)*
Those on GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), paleo, ancestral or real food diets with higher fat and protein content (also those eating limited grains and carbs)
Those on a daily regimen of medications (which can interfere with digestion)*
And, folks with lots of stress often have issues with stomach acid and try this multi-enzyme with HCl. They may be taking in lots of carbs and dealing with food allergies, sugar cravings and mild nutrient deficiencies, too.
- Supports digestion of proteins, fats, carbs
- Enzymes for protein, fat, starch, sugars*
- Great for travel & dining out
- Free of common allergens
What does Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes do?
When people experience GERD — which presents itself through indigestion and gassiness after eating — the problem is actually mal-digested food flowing back into the esophagus. And because the esophagus wasn't created to tolerate acidic foods traveling north from the stomach, it burns. You know the feeling.
You may be surprised to learn that in many cases what's needed is more acid and more digestive secretions to help digest the food.*
This is where a clean digestive enzyme with a gentle dose of HCl (hydrochloric acid) can help you eat up comfortably.
HCl is the acid found in the digestive juices your body creates, and is integral to our formula.
Here's how the HCl helps to calm these common symptoms, in tandem with our thoughtful enzyme blend:
HCl promotes the production of stomach acid your body is craving (The stomach is all about acid! It's designed for a normal pH of 0.8, which is almost pure acid)*.
It supports the digestion of protein, the only nutrient that must be prepared by hydrochloric acid before your stomach's naturally occurring enzymes can do their thing.
It helps trigger critical digestive activities like releasing pancreatic enzymes and bile to break down food into smaller particles, which are more easily converted and assimilated into useful nutrients in your intestines.
HCl may contribute to easing further symptoms like occasional constipation and diarrhea, caused by inflammatory foods.*
It also promotes gut health and may discourage the survival of harmful microorganisms.*
How these digestive enzymes with HCl work
And here's how the components in our small-batch HCl + Enzymes work together to break down each yummy bite:
As we touched on above, HCl supports digestion of proteins in your tummy.*
Pepsin and protease peptidase complex (with exopeptidase and DPP-IV enzymes) also support optimal protein digestion, as well as casein and gluten digestion.*
Lipase (three types) helps to digest fats.
Amylase, lactase and phytase aid in the digestion of starches, dairy and veggies.*
Always start with a smidge! Then take one capsule daily with food. Then take two capsules together, or as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.) Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes contains (hydrochloric acid), an important ingredient for people with low stomach acid production.
Start low and slow: Smidge™ supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a very small dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what dosage feels right for you.
Because Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes contains HCl (hydrochloric acid), it's not intended for babies or toddlers, unless otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
Please do not open the capsule; consuming the powder directly may erode tooth enamel, cause and/or irritate the soft tissue lining of the mouth and esophagus. Do not take this product if you have an ulcer. If you experience any stomach upset or heartburn, discontinue use immediately.
Keep out of reach of children.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.
Shipping: This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration