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Hashimoto's Gut (Supplements)

Anyone ever tried Betain HCI with Pepsin to support the gut in Hashimoto's?

I've done some research myself. Apparently a very good supplement to try with digestive support.

Any one tried and can provide testimony on its benefits and symptom relief?

I'd like to try but really not sure if my stomach acid is low in the first instance. I just know I have bad digestion issues and have had for a long times

I have Hashimoto's (now Hypothyroidism) and Coeliac Disease.

Would love to hear from people who have tried this supplement.

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Try reading these links in the order I've given :

You should try the cheap and simple home test described in link 2 to see if you have low stomach acid.

Some people do brilliantly with Betaine HCL + Pepsin, but it should be avoided in people with ulcers and may not be good for people with gastritis.

I tried it, and to begin with I felt great - much more energetic than normal. However, I do have gastritis, confirmed by endoscopy, and eventually I couldn't tolerate it any more. But if I didn't have gastritis I would be happy to take it.

Edit : Forgot to say, it shouldn't be taken by people who are on NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen or naproxen.

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I was literally in the middle of reading some of those already when you sent it over. Great links with some good info in there. Thank you so much.

I avoid NSAIDS like the plague because of Coeliac so no worries on that front.

Thanks again! X

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