HCL Guard™

“Oh my! This is exciting. I have no idea what magic you have in this bottle but I’m serious… this has completely changed my life” – Jean

  • Fully digest proteins to avoid full and stuck bellies
  • Get stronger and shinier hair, skin, and nails
  • Reduce after meal discomfort, burping, and bloat
  • Improve energy and get complete — satisfying BM’s
  • Try the HCL Challenge and get your money back if not needed
  • Includes Intrinsic Factor, Organic Ginger and Healing DGL herb

Start noticing improvements in 7 days and address the #1 most overlooked commonality with digestive upset.

Your body needs fully digested proteins to make healthy muscles, hair, skin, and cells. As we age our stomach gets tired and can often use help with acid production. HCL Guard+ helps support this critical body process.



Estimated Delivery: Jun 25 – Jun 29
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Most Doctors Don’t Even Test For This Stomach Disorder

Despite there being 2,113 research papers listed on Pubmed.com, most doctors still fail to understand how poor stomach acid creates so many of our digestive complaints.

Research started in the 1830’s shows that stomach acid needs to be strong in order to properly digest foods. Sadly, a MYTH of high acid was promoted for almost 30 years now… yet when doctors who regularly test stomach acid levels they find:

  • Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis (ND) a Professor of Gastrology says that in his clinic 75% of the patients who have reflux have also tested for having low stomach acid.
  • Dr. Jonathan Wright (MD) says in his book that 90% of the patients in his clinic have low stomach acid.

In other words, when doctors actually test those who complain of digestive upset, they find on average more people have low stomach acid production than high acid. Sadly, this means there’s high odds you could be suffering low acid production.

My guess is that your doctor never mentioned the issue OR has assumed that you have high acid production without performing testing.

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This is unfortunate, because the treatments for high acid (such as PPI’s) are linked to further digestive issues like SIBO, bone loss, kidney issues, and brain problems.

Why Does Our Stomach Acid Need Boosting?

If you eat a healthy diet but still experience:

Occasional constipation, diarrhea, heartburn
Heaviness or fullness after eating
Bloating or gassiness
Burping and stomach noises
Hair, skin and nail complaints
Mood issues and lowered energy

And you are over the age of 40 (especially over 60) then stomach acid disorder is something that might be affecting you.

A 2001 study showed 40 percent of Japanese men and women over 50 years of age suffered from achlorhydria (no stomach acid production).

In an American study, 31.5 % of men and women over 60 suffer from low acid production.

These studies (as well as others) show that there are several reasons stomach acid declines


Natural aging process


Stressful times & hurried eating


H pylori and other infections


Low quality food

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Feel the Amazing Relief – Often in Only 7 Days Time…

The really amazing thing about low stomach acid is that it doesn’t take long to find out if it’s part of the issues you’re experiencing.

You can request your doctor to order you one of these 3 tests:

  • Direct Acid Aspiration
  • The Heidelberg Test
  • The SmartPill Test

However, there may only be 1,000 or so doctors who conduct them – and they often cost $300-$500 dollars.

But the good news is: There’s a much cheaper at-home remedy that will tell you (usually within 7 days) if you have low acid levels.

And if it turns out you don’t need stomach acid support, we’ll make sure you get your money back (minus shipping and handling).

How Does HCL Guard+ Give Holistic Stomach Help?

Most people don’t know that a healthy stomach produces enough acid at each meal to be more acidic than battery acid. The human stomach is an amazing organ and needs the necessary acid to:

  • Begin the breakdown of your foods
  • Unfold “protein balls” so enzymes can do their work
  • Activate the protein enzyme, Pepsin
  • Liberate B12, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals
  • Kill or sterilize incoming bugs that could harm us
  • Helps jumpstart peristalsis (digestive waves)
  • Signal the digestive hormone CCK to release bile salts and enzymes

So the right amount of stomach acid is critical to the breakdown of foods, release of nutrients, sterilization of foods, the speed and quality of your digestion.

What Boosting Your Stomach Strength Can Do

HCL Guard+ is a biomimicking stomach support supplement designed to support each of the issues mentioned above, which makes us different from all the other supplements on the market. Until now, no one has attempted to holistically support the entire stomach.

Here’s What the HCL Guard+ Advanced Biomimicking Formula Does:

  • Helps improve nutrient digestion and therefore energy metabolism
  • Improves skin, hair, nails, and moods by optimizing amino acid digestion
  • Supports bodies self defenses against bad bugs
  • Helps repair the mucus layer and stomach cells
  • Helps to stimulate the stomach muscles to move food properly through the body
  • Helps regulate digestion speed issues

Which means you can…

  • Get back to feeling the way you want to
  • Eat more of the delicious foods you love
  • Have easier and more dependable digestion
  • Decrease gut problems and pain
  • Increase energy and enjoyment of food
  • STOP letting “bad bugs” walk right into your body and set up home
  • START living and doing the activities you’ve been wanting to enjoy
  • All of this is possible when you (holistically) support the stomach in doing its job.

All of this is possible when you (holistically) support the stomach in doing its job.

9 Reasons HCL Guard+ is Better:

There are 9 powerful reasons why HCL Guard+ is a premier professional grade stomach support supplement AND the only Holistic stomach support on the market.


Includes Intrinsic Factor

Which is needed to protect vitamin B12 and allow it to be absorbed in the lower part of the small intestine. While it’s a normal part of stomach juices, it can be depleted in low acid situations causing B12 malabsorption issues.


Most Bioavailable Pepsin

Pepsin is a powerful protein breakdown enzyme in the stomach that is only activated at proper acid pH levels. Ours is the strongest on the market (pork based – 3000 to 1 strength), which means it could be 40% stronger than beef pepsin.


Powerful Motility Support

We include a generous amount of organic ginger powder, which is traditionally known to support the stomach but in recent research, shows it helps the lower stomach to produce stronger peristalsis waves.


Asian Stomach Soothing Herb

DGL is a special form of licorice root that doesn’t raise blood pressure. It is used heavily in Asian countries to help heal the digestive cells and lining. DGL specifically helps soothe the stomach lining.


Powerful Acid Support

Each capsule of HCL Guard+ includes 550mg of betaine hydrochloride which is the main component of stomach acid and has been shown in research studies to restore proper acid levels.


No Fillers, No Flow Agents, No Junk

Rest easy knowing we use no added fillers or junk into our capsules. Nothing but powerful ingredients to support your body!7


No GMO’s

HCL Guard+ contains no-gmo’s ever.


No Gluten or Major Allergens

HCL Guard+ is hypoallergenic, so you can focus on healing – not inspecting your labels for hidden ingredients.


Private Support Group

We all need community right now. Community to help us know what is normal or abnormal, or to get vetted ideas to ask our health practitioners about. You get that with HCL Guard+

How to Use HCL Guard+

How Much Should I Take?

Research studies in humans have studied doses of Betaine HCL from 1,500mg to 4,500mg. And doctors like Dr. Jonathan Wright have said that some patients take up to 6,500mg per meal.

As you can see, there is a wide range of possibilities.

The truth is you don’t need to take what others have taken – you need to take what your specific body needs. Stomach acid is like any hormone. You don’t want too little or too much. You want exactly as much as you need to be healthy.

Which is why…

Most People Need to Do an HCL Challenge…

The reason is your body, epigenetics, and diet are different from everyone else’s. The idea that each person should take the same number of pills is an outdated, simplistic model of the human body. The HCL challenge helps you find your personal dosage and that’s when the magic happens!

After this, most people will take HCL Guard+ week-after-week, month-after-month for 12 to 36+ months.

During this time, powerful healing can occur and the body can sometimes return to making its own acid levels.

Please know, this is heavily dependent on age, previous medical history, and root causes.

How to Do an HCL Challenge?

Pioneered by Dr. Jonathan Wright and various Naturopathic Doctors the HCL challenge is simple and works like this:

  • You take one (1) capsule with your standard lunch or dinner
  • If you don’t notice anything, increase to two (2) capsules at your next major meal
  • If you still don’t notice anything, increase to three (3) capsules at your next major meal
  • If you don’t notice anything yet again, increase to four (4) capsules at your next major meal
  • You should keep adding one (1) capsule at each meal until you NOTICE something
  • NOTICE something means:
  • Your digestive complaints normalize and you feel really good! If this is the case, stay at this number of pills per meal
  • You feel a hotness or burning sensation (take ½ teaspoon of baking soda to get rid of this sensation) and use one (1) less capsule for your ideal dosage
  • You notice an increase in loose stools (this happens to 30% of people) take one less capsule for your ideal dosage
  • If you take one (1) capsule and you feel hotness or pain, the HCL Guard+ isn’t right for you and we’ll gladly refund you. Just email us at support@healthygut.com
  • Most of our customers report taking 2-6 capsules per meal
  • Don’t take unless you eat 7 grams of vegetable or animal protein
  • Don’t take if you have active ulcers, gastritis, or are taking prescription steroid medications

If going through this process seems hard or complex, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Inside our private support group, our team will support you through the whole process.

If you are ready for holistic stomach support, then I look forward to meeting you in our support group

Review From Our Customers…

Beth O’Hara

Kristen Totino


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“I have been struggling with severe SIBO symptoms for more than three years. I tried HCL Guard + because I clearly wasn’t able to digest food anymore despite taking probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements, reducing sugar, increasing fiber and water intake.

Relief came with my first dose. I take two capsules with protein meals. I am two months into HCL Guard and it continues to work (unlike other digestive supplements that stopped working within weeks of starting them.) It is the only digestive supplement I take now.

I am hopeful that HCL Guard continues to be the solution to my digestion issues. It’s allowed me to start living like a normal person again instead of living trapped in SIBO symptoms. Encouraged and grateful to have found HCL Guard+. I truly hope others are benefiting as well!”

Kathleen Eppink

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“HCL Guard supplement could not have come at a better time for me. I finally figured out I was not producing and HCL in my body.

I started with 2 capsules before my meal for the next few meals. I waited to see how my body would respond. The next day I awaited the true test results, which in my world means bowel movement (BM). I noticed I was more productive and my movement was easy with no pain.

I then increased my dosage to 3 capsules at the beginning of the next few meals to see how my body would respond with this dose and wow, incredibly better quantity, quality and ease of movement was perfect. This is now my new favorite supplement to take.

What I love are the ingredients are so gentle on my system. I feel so much better since I started taking HCL Guard+. I feel like my food is better digested since I started taking HCL Guard+.

I even took myself off them for a few days to see if I could notice a change. Yes immediately noticed that my body needed the support from the HCL Guard+ to help me digest my food and give me a new love for going to the bathroom.

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find a supplement that would help my gut issues and also help my bowel movements. Thanks making a quality supplement that has been engineered properly for those of us who really need it. “

Karen Thomas,  Functional Nutritionist

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“Initially I was skeptical, I have a tenancy towards constipation and bloating and have for many years. My issues are systemic and have been happening for very long so I honestly didn’t think it would do much.

I started at 2 pills a meal, but once I started taking 4 pills of HCL Guard+ with my meals my bowel movements are more frequent and much easier to pass and I feel less bloating as well.

I know I have more work to do on systemic infections, but HCL Guard+ is making my life so much easier.”

Divya Menghani

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“I’m still loving HCL Guard+ and I purchased multiple more bottles. I’ve seen increased transit / motility time on par with other motility-only supplements.”

L. C.

HCL Guard+ Vs Other Stomach Support

Intrinsic Factor
Prokinetic Motility Support
Stomach Soothing Herb
Most Biavailable Pepsin 3000 to 1
No Fillers / No Addatives
Betain HCL Dosage550mg500mg500mg650mg650mg750mg
Number of capsules per bottle1202259012090120
Refund Policy60 Days365 Days30 Days
Private Support Group

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Who is HCL Guard+ For?

A: HCL Guard+ is for anyone who wants to get the most nutrients from their food. It’s for anyone who’s having sluggish, sour, heavy, or slow digestion.

It also helps for those who have SIBO and other infections and their peristalsis isn’t working as they’d like.

HCL Guard+ is for anyone who’s having lower than normal stomach acid levels. This could be a result of infections, high stress, aging over 50 and or other issues.

It’s especially helpful for increasing energy, mood, and hair / nail quality. These improvements are often a direct relationship to finally absorbing amino acids, B-vitamins and minerals.

Q2: What makes HCL Guard+ different than other HCL products I’ve tried?

A: It starts with the fact that HCL Guard+ is designed to help you heal your stomach cells and muscles. Retraining your stomach how to work so hopefully months in the future you won’t need it.

Beyond that, HCL Guard+ features Advanced Biomicking Stomach Support (™) which is the first ever on the market blend of the 3 most important parts of stomach acid (HCL + pepsin + Intrinsic Factor).

All other HCL’s therefore are lacking Intrinsic Factor needed for B12 absorption.

HCL Guard+ also contains DGL and Ginger which help heal the cells and create the right muscle contractions.

Q3 – What are the ingredients in HCL Guard+ ?


Q4 – Is there Gluten, Dairy, Soy or GMO’s in HCL Guard+?

A: No. HCL Guard+ does NOT contain any major allergens and is GMO free.

Q5 – How long will today’s special pricing be available?

A: We are unable to guarantee today’s special offer beyond midnight today. Once word gets out about our Best Deal, there’ll be a mad rush.

Supplies are limited and once it’s gone, so is this special deal.

Q6 – When will my order arrive?

A: When you order now, you will instantly receive an order confirmation email. You can relax then because we are working hard to get your order out the door to you as quickly as possible!

We will ship your order directly to your home or office using a premium carrier, and you will have it within 5 to 10 business days of placing your order.

Products are shipped from Chicago, IL, USA, and we will send you a shipment notification email with the tracking number as soon as your order ships so that you can track it right to your door.

Q7 – What’s the refund policy?

A: Your order is backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee.

If you don’t like HCL Guard+ for any reason, email or call us, and we’ll start the refund process.

We’ll send you an RMA and shipping label, and as soon as you send us the unopened bottles back, we’ll issue your money back minus shipping and handling fees.

Q8 – Is it safe to buy online?

A: Buying online is now one of the safest ways to shop! Special SSL Certificates authenticate our identity and encrypt the information of visitors who enter on our site.

This keeps thieves from “snooping” or “grabbing” any exchange between our Web page and another computer. When an SSL Certificate is installed, you can rest assured that the information you send is secured and can’t be viewed by cyber crooks.

You can know this by looking in the upper part of the screen.

Depending on your device you’ll see a padlock icon in the browser’s status bar and the “HTTPS://” prefix in the URL.

These are the signs that a secure handshake is happening between your device and our website. When the handshake is happening as it is now… you are safe.

We use a third-party credit card processor that meets the strictest international standards for data security to manage our credit card payments, so no one ever has access to your credit card information.

We do NOT keep your credit card number on file.

At Healthy Gut, we take this very seriously and are always doing our best to make this the safest and most secure way for you to shop.

Q9 – What is the shelf-life of HCL Guard+ ?

A: Each bottle is good for 2 years from the date of manufacturing. An order placed today will be good for at least 18-20 months depending on that date.

Q10 – If I live in California, does this fall under Prop65?

A: Read more about California’s Prop65.

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