I have been trying HCL on and off for years and knew that it helped but I seem to get problems when I up the dosage due to the fillers or silica which drys out my skin and makes my rash worse. I started the oil protein combo on the 12th of August and a new brand of HCL on the 17th. I have been experiementing with and without HCL to make sure. I actually get better digestion when I dont take the HCL but Im pretty sure its because of the fillers causing issues. I now take one HCL with my protein oil combo. I might cut out the HCL for a longer period of time to make sure, but the HCL never had a softening effect on my skin before. Also HCL never did anything for my sensitivity to sulfur based supplements. Molybedeum has helped this aspect to an extent too though.
thanks for your thoughts.