Poliquin Ultra HCl


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Ultra HCl provides a natural form of hydrochloric acid to support digestion. Ideal for people with low stomach acid, HCL helps break down food in the stomach. This product kickstarts natural secretion of saliva and gastric acid with the herbal bitter Gentian Root. It also contains Pepsin, a proteolytic enzyme that digests protein and plays a role in the digestion of nucleic acids that are a component of DNA.*


It’s normal to take healthy digestion for granted. But, when things go wrong, it can be a bit troubling. And if you’re training for an important competition or simply need to be on your best physical and mental game, bad digestion is a big problem.

One possible reason for poor digestion is low stomach acid. A common problem in modern society due to chronic stress, medication use, and low-quality diets, low stomach acid means you’re not completely breaking down or absorbing your food. For example, the high cortisol levels that accompany chronic stress prevent the body from transitioning into the “rest and digest” mode that allows for absorption of nutrients. Aging also weakens the digestive system, lowering natural HCL levels, and contributing to declining healthy as people grow older.

Ultra HCl differs from other HCL products because it also contains gentian root, an herb that naturally increases digestive juices. Ultra HCl also contains the proteolytic enzyme  pepsin to aid in protein digestion and assist in absorption of nutrients such as vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium. and the nucleic acids that are a component of DNA.

Ultra HCl is designed to restore stomach acid and support digestive health and function:

  • Betaine HCl is a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid that helps breakdown food in the stomach. It may support healthy balance of gut flora and  stimulate the release of intestinal enzymes.*
  • Pepsin helps breakdown proteins in foods. It also aids in absorption of vitamin B12 and plays a role in the digestion of nucleic acids that are a component of DNA.*
  • Glutamic Acid HCl is a supplemental form of hydrochloric acid that is a gastric acidifier, lowering gastric pH for better digestion of foods, especially proteins.*
  • Gentian Root is an herbal bitter supplement that has anti-inflammatory properties and raises stomach acid and saliva secretion to assist digestion.*

What Makes Ultra HCL Different?
Ultra HCL is a one-stop shop digestive aid that provides two sources of HCL along with the pepsin to break down protein and gentian to support the body’s natural production of HCL. The dual sources of HCL from glutamic acid and betaine ensure the ideal environment in the stomach for optimal digestion and absorption.

Quick Facts

Why Is Healthy Digestion Important?
We rarely worry about our digestion when everything is functioning as it should. Things can go wrong easily if you live a high-stress modern lifestyle. A big issue is low stomach acid—a condition that is more common than people realize, being caused by stress, aging, and inflammation. Low-quality diets high in processed foods won’t do your stomach acid any favors.

Low stomach acid is a problem for several reasons: No one likes that feeling of heaviness that occurs when digestion is slowed by an inhospitable environment in the stomach. From brain fog to sluggishness, poor digestion is never a good feeling. Then there’s the fact that partially digested food will start to ferment and back up into the esophagus—an unpleasant experience that is often misdiagnosed as acid reflux. Finally, the intestines don’t deal well with incompletely digested food. When large food particles hit your intestines, you aren’t getting the advantage of the nutrition, and you’re feeding any unhealthy bacteria that are hanging around.

Improving digestion starts with the simple habit of chewing your food. Studies show you should be chewing each bite at least 15 times to properly breakdown food and get the greatest release of hunger-reducing hormones.

The second step is creating the ideal environment for digestion in the stomach. This means having an acidic environment in the stomach with just the right amount of stomach acid. For those with low stomach acid or altered pH, taking supplemental hydrochloric acid can solve the problem. Adding digestive enzymes may also be helpful to support digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Who Can Benefit From Ultra HCl?

  • Individuals with low stomach acid can benefit from HCl supplementation.* It may be particularly useful if you are on a higher protein diet and want digestive support.*
  • Ultra HCl may improve absorption of key nutrients, such as vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and magnesium.* It may be indicated during treatment of GI issues and can be used as part of a gut health protocol.*

Who Should Not Take It?

  • Ultra HCl should not be used if you have an ulcer, or a history of ulcers.
  • It is always recommended to consult your healthcare practitioner prior to starting any new supplements, especially if you are taking medications, or are pregnant or nursing.


Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per Container: 90

Amount per Serving % Daily Value
L-Glutamic Acid 350 mg *
Betaine HCl 300 mg *
Pepsin 1:10,000 (from Porcine) 100 mg *
Gentian (Gentiana scabra) (root) 20 mg *

*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: HPMC (capsule), Vegetable Stearic Acid, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, and Medium-Chain Triglyceride Oil


Take 1 capsule with meals or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Do not use if there is a current or prior history of any kind of ulcer.


  • Do not use if there is a current or prior history of any kind of ulcer.
  • Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner.
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