Your stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
Human Stomach Acid ( Gastric Acid) is essential for protein digestion. Pepsin is an enzyme which is needed for digesting the protein which is triggered by the stomach acid. Proper levels of HCI acid ( Hydrogen chloride) in the stomach are also your first line of defense against bacterial and viral infections. All day long we unlikely and unavoidably intake various viruses and bacteria’s through the mouth, nose and food we eat. These germs cannot survive in the stomach because of it’s acidic environment.
The PH scale runs from 0 to 14. 0 being the most acidic while 14 is the most alkaline. 7 is neutral. The level of acid in the stomach is usually in the 1 to 3 range which is very acidic. It is similar in strength to battery acid and can burn through steel.