Stomach Acids Part II
Optimal stomach pH (1.5-3.5), as indicated by a normal burp test, is very acidic. This is important for both digestive and protective functions. When stomach acid production is impaired, the breakdown, absorption and assimilation of nutrients from foods, especially proteins, is hindered and you can become deficient in amino acids (the building blocks of muscles, enzymes, neurotransmitters and more). Also, harmful micro-organisms, can flourish, leading to gut dysbiosis and gastrointestinal illness.