- A digestive fluid that is produced in the stomach lining to aid the breakdown of food.
- Composed of hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride and sodium chloride. The main component is hydrochloric acid.
The body regulates the production of this fluid producing more as needed, like after a meal.
The acidity level of the stomach ranges from 1.5 pH – 3.5 pH. The pH scale ranges from 1 pH to 14 pH, with 1pH being the most acidic and 14pH being the most alkaline.