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Offline Adam

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Stomach acid?
« on: August 02, 2010, 05:21:39 pm »
So the only thing that confused me about humans eating meat was stomach ph. According to all the vegetarian out there human ph is about 4-5 and carnivores are less than or equal to 1. Ive been reading through health articles lately and found that this is bull.

"Everyone wants to know how strong stomach acid is. As released by the parietal cells in your stomach, stomach acid has a pH of about 0.8-1.0. Stunningly that's about the same strength as battery acid! However, as soon as it starts mixing with food, it will quickly rise to a pH of about 2.0-3.5 – a pH your stomach will try and maintain for proper digestion. As more and more food enters the stomach, however, it continues to dilute the acid in the stomach, thus causing the pH to rise. Chemoreceptors in the stomach detect the rise in pH and signal the brain to produce more acid. In addition, as described above, protein in particular enters the stomach and binds to hydrogen ions, thus neutralizing some of the acid and raising the pH of the stomach. This rising and falling of pH in the stomach continues throughout the gastric phase, which lasts about three to four hours."
So my question is when carnivores eat meat does the same thing not occur? Don't their stomach ph's rise and then lower again? Are vegetarians saying we have weaker stomach acid because that moment at which more protein enters the stomach?

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Re: Stomach acid?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 10:28:19 pm »
Vegetarians lie :)

Eating vegetarian does make your stomach secrete less acid so your stomach will be less acidic, this is not a good thing tho(imo)

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Re: Stomach acid?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 10:20:27 pm »
how can low stomach acid be restored to normal levels?

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Re: Stomach acid?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 06:23:24 am »
Gelatin - for more info you can search: Carl Voit and gelatin - this guy researched gelatin.


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