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Does Pepcid slow the absorption of protein in the gut?

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suzanne66 23 Jul 2010

No. Although Pepcid helps to reduce the production of stomach acid there is still enough acid present in the stomach to start the digestive process.
Protein is absorbed from the small intestine - not the stomach.

Rickie Chipman 23 Jul 2010

I know that protein is absorbed in the small intestine, the jejunum to be specific. My concern is that is there truly enough stomach acid to completely break down the protein molecule to provide complete absorption at the jejunum? While it is stated that Pepcid "helps reduce the production of stomach acid," but enough remains to "start" the digestive process, what research has been done in this area to demonstrate that the individual taking Pepcid actually benefits from 100% of protein ingested?

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