Ingredients: Betaine Hydorchloride 650mg, Pepsin 1:3,000 165 mg.
Other ingredients Stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxpropyl cellulose, modified cellulose gum and colloidal silicon dioxide. Allergen information Containes milk/dairy.
What does Betaine HCL do?
Betaine hydrochloride is recommended as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid for people who have a deficiency of stomach acid production (hypochlorhydria). This deficiency increases the likelihood and severity of certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. A normal stomach’s level of gastric acid is sufficient to destroy bacteria. In one study, most fasting people who had normal acidity in the stomach had virtually no bacteria in the small intestine. Some bacterial colonization of the stomach occurred in people who had low levels of hydrochloric acid.
As people age, hydrochloric secretion may be reduced, which can result in decreased levels of pepsin. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is used as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. The combination of betaine hydrochloride and pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic.
Common Symptoms Of Low Hydrochloric Acid:
• Burning in the stomach, especially after eating
• Bloating or belching, especially after eating
• Fullness or heaviness in the stomach after eating
• Nausea after eating or taking supplements
• Chronic candida infection
• Bad breath
• Diarrhea or constipation
• Food allergies
• Intestinal gas
• Itching around the rectum
• Weak or cracked fingernails
• Dilated blood vessels in the cheeks or nose (in nonalcoholics)
• Skin break-outs or acne
• Iron deficiency
• Chronic intestinal parasites
• Undigested food in the stool