**The information below is provided for self-guided care only.  It in no way replaces the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.  Those individuals seeking advice during the protocol should contact our office directly to setup a consultation with one of our highly-trained functional medicine doctors.  We can only provide limited support over the phone to individuals who are not patients of Red Mountain Natural Medicine.

Low stomach acid is an epidemic. Its not only frustrating and painful, it literally can increase your risk of cancer, osteoporosis, and other chronic diseases. If you are looking for the details on which supplements are useful for optimizing stomach function, then you are in the right place.  Below you will find my advice, including what supplements to take to improve the digestion of food in the stomach.  Instructions are included below on how to order these powerful nutrients from our online nutritional pharmacy.

The best way to support proper stomach function is to make sure there is enough acid in the stomach.  Since everyone is different, there is no single dose that is best for all patients.  In order to figure out how much betaine hydrochloride is required for an individual, a dosing experiment called the Metagest Challenge is used.

For those individuals with an inflamed stomach lining who cannot tolerate stomach acid supplements, I have shared a gastritis repair protocol that can greatly reduce the pain and burning in the stomach and esophagus.


SpectraZyme® Metagest® – HCl stomach acid that will support the digestion and break down of your food.  Take this product right at the end of the meal. To find out what dose is best for you, please see the HCl stomach acid instructions page.†

SpectraZyme® Pan 9x ES (formerly Azeo-Pangen Extra Strength) – pancreatic enzymes that will help you break down your food.  Take 1 or 2 tablets five minutes before meals/shakes/snacks.  Will improve digestion and absorption of nutrients.†

UltraFlora Balance – 1 am, 1 pm away from food – A well-rounded, dairy-free probiotic capsule to help your gut flora get rid of yeast and pathogens while supporting digestion.†

NOTE: If pain or discomfort occurs when taking Metagest, it indicates inflammation of the lining of the stomach and esophagus.  To heal the stomach and esophagus, use the Gastritis Repair Protocol below for at least 4 weeks before trying to reintroduce the Metagest.


This protocol is for those individuals who have active gastritis, who cannot tolerate stomach acid supplements, or who are healing from an H.Pylori infection.  The below protocol should be taken for at least 4 weeks.  After one month the dosages may be reduced and the supplements can be taken long term for ongoing support.

Glutagenics –  mix 1 serving into water every 2 hours or after each meal, which ever comes first.  Powerful support that will help reduce inflammation of the upper GI tract.  Acts as a calming salve to relieve burning pain associated with gastritis and inflammation of the mucosa.†

Endefen – 1 serving 2x day with or without meals.  Provides key nutrients to support the health of the esophageal and stomach lining.†

Zinlori 75 – 2 tablets 2x per day away from food.  Zinc-carnosine will enhance the repair of the stomach lining; used in Japan for decades to repair gastric mucosa after antibiotic therapy.†


Vitamin D3 5000 – 1 capsule per day w/ food.†

Phytomulti – 1 tablet 2x day w/ meals.  Excellent multi-vitamin source, w/ high antioxidants and moderate methylation support.†

EPA:DHA 720 3 capsules 2x day w/ meals.  Potent anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids that help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke.  Effectively replenishes the body’s needs for omega-3 polyunsaturated fats.†

All supplements in this nutritional protocol can be purchased online through Dr. Rostenberg’s online pharmacy. Getting the supplements shipped to your door is very easy. Just follow the instructions below:

These supplements are available from our Metagenics web store and we extend a 20% discount plus free shipping to all new patients who order online. We also give you free shipping and 10% off all recurring orders. You will find our prices are competitive with other outlets.

Just click on “Create an Account” in the top right corner to get started. The practitioner code is RedMountain.

Metagenics batch tests every single raw ingredient.  Meaning, they test every batch, every time before it is processed into a supplement.  I’m not aware of any other company that puts that kind of expense and effort into product quality.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Rostenberg


†This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.