This pure 750 mg Betaine Hydrochloride tablet is designed for patients with compromised hydrochloric acid production. It’s combined with pepsin, one of the body’s main protein-digesting enzymes. Ideally, Betaine HCl should be taken right before meals. It is not recommended for patients with ulcers or a history of ulcers. Betain HCl may support digestive function and promote normal protein digestion, especially for people who have low stomach acid. The capsule form ensures delivery of the ingredients into the stomach, where they are needed to begin protein digestion.
Hydrochloric acid, or HCl, breaks down food, particularly protein, in the stomach before it travels to the small intestine for further digestion and absorption. HCl also triggers the secretion of pepsin, an important enzyme for digesting protein. Low stomach acid may lead to lower levels of pepsin, which is why Designs for Health’s Betaine HCl also includes pepsin. Stomach acid is also important for the absorption of certain
vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium. Low stomach acid may impair digestive functions, especially the digestion of protein. HCl also helps protect the stomach from potential pathogenic bacteria and other microbes.
This product is not recommended for people with ulcers or a history of ulcers, gastritis or an overproduction of stomach acid.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.