Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), buffered and diluted, acts as an immune stimulant, increasing white cell count and red cell oxygenation. It is useful for those fighting off acute or chronic infection, and has been successful in aiding cancer recovery therapy. HCl is secreted by the stomach to enhance the breakdown and absorption of food and nutrients, killing various pathogenic microorganisms that might otherwise cause infection in the gastrointestinal tract.

Intravenous HCl has been used for over 75 years in Western Medicine. Its use declined after the introduction of antibiotics, but since the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria (such as Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus, or MRSA), HCl has once again become an important and powerful treatment.

Conditions Regularly Treated:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Acute Acid Reflux
  • Chronic infection

Sampling of Clinical Research

L. Vicky Crouse, ND and James S. Reiley, ND. Hydrochloric Acid. 1998 – 2007. (ISSN 1527-0661).

B. J. Rowlands, S. F. Tindall, and D. J. Elliott. The use of dilute hydrochloric acid and cimetidine to reverse severe metabolic alkalosis. Postgrad Med J. 1978 February; 54(628): 118–123. PMCID: PMC2425066.

JAMA. Intravenous Hydrochloric Acid in the Treatment of Disease. 1934;102(7):534-537. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.62750070003010.

Shavelle HS, Parke R. Postoperative metabolic alkalosis and acute renal failure: rationale for the use of hydrochloric acid. Surgery 1975 Oct;78(4):439-45.

Worthley LI. The rational use of i.v. hydrochloric acid in the treatment of metabolic alkalosis. Br J Anaesth. 1977. Aug;49(8):811-7.

Kwun KB, Boucherit T, Wong J, Richards Y, Bryan-Brown CW. Treatment of metabolic alkalosis with intravenous infusion of concentrated hydrochloric acid. Am J Surg. 1983 Sep;146(3):328-30.

Harken AH, Gabel RA, Fencl V, Moore FD. Hydrochloric acid in the correction of metabolic alkalosis. Arch Surg. 1975 Jul;110(7):819-21.


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