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A stomach acid supplement available in health food shops for people with low gastric secretion. A betaine HCl tablet taken after a meal can improve food tolerance and digestion. Since low stomach acid is known to cause allergies, betaine HCl can also help reduce various allergy symptoms.
Dr. Alan Nittler - author of 'A New Breed of Doctor', recommends that everyone over the age of 40 should take HCl tablets as a matter of course - if wishing to have a full gastronomic life.