How does the Burp Test work?
The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) create a chemical reaction in your stomach. The result of this reaction is carbon dioxide gas, which causes burping. So a burp within three minutes of drinking the baking soda solution may indicate an adequate level of stomach acid. A burp after three minutes (or not at all) may indicate a low level of stomach acid.
This is a simple, at home test for gaining insight into stomach acid levels, it is not the most scientific method but does give a good indication of your stomach acid levels. It is best done for at least three (ideally five) consecutive mornings to get the most accurate data possible.
Low stomach acid is a common, often misunderstood problem. When a client comes to see me with symptoms of low stomach acid, aka hydrochloric acid or HCl, I work to identify and address the possible root causes. These can include stress, nutrient deficiencies, processed foods, h.pylori, chronic antacid use and aging (to name a few!).
Take the Burp Test and see where you land on the Digestion scale. Any questions or you’re wondering what the next steps would be, book a free 20 minute call.