Betaine HCl provides betaine hydrochloride along with pepsin, a key protein digestive enzyme produced in the stomach. This product is ideal for those who are looking to support their stomach’s digestive function. Taking one capsule before a meal aids digestion, especially the digestion of protein-containing foods, and helps with the assimilation of nutrients.
Betaine HCl is an excellent source of hydrochloric acid, which is produced by the parietal cells of the stomach. Hydrochloric acid is required for:
The breakdown of protein for further digestion in the small intestine; it is necessary for the conversion of pepsinogen, the inactive enzyme secreted by the gastric glands, into pepsin.
The proper absorption of nutrients, including vitamin B12 and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium.
A healthy immune system, as the acid, provides a protective barrier against bacterial and yeast overgrowth.
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
This product is not recommended for anyone diagnosed with ulcers, gastritis, duodenitis, gastric cancer or those with an overproduction of acid.
Dosing recommendations are given for typical use based on an average 150-pound healthy adult. Healthcare practitioners are encouraged to use clinical judgment with case-specific dosing based on intended goals, subject body weight, medical history, and concomitant medication and supplement usage.