Betaine HCl with Pepsin
Betaine HCl provides 750 mg 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.** This product is not recommended for anyone diagnosed with any type of ulcer or gastritis, or those with an overproduction of acid.
This product is in capsule form in order to ensure the delivery of betaine HCl and pepsin to the stomach where they are needed to initiate digestion. It has recently been reformulated to utilize a higher potency Pepsin (1:15,000) to maintain efficacy while reducing input and improving manufacturability.
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day before a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
** 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.
Often people will have a hard time digesting food because of a lack of stomach acid to break it down, in which case using a supplement to increase stomach acid production may be of benefit to your digestion. Stomach acid helps break down the food into smaller pieces, making it easier to pass through the digestive system.
Some classic symptoms of poor digestion would be gas, bloating, stomach aches, and intestinal infections, which could all be a sign of low stomach acid levels.
If you are travelling or going abroad, then you may be unsure of the food quality, and as such a supplement with HCl could be of benefit to you because it will help digest that food easier by assimilating it.
Designs for Health have included Betaine HCl as one of the two ingredients in this supplement. Betaine HCl will help produce stomach acid which digests and breaks down food in the stomach, so if you do not produce enough stomach acid then this will increase to levels which are sufficient to improve your digestion.
Pepsin is the other ingredient, this will specifically breakdown proteins, so if you follow a higher protein diet or if you notice you struggle to digest certain high protein foods, then the Pepsin will be able to break these proteins down better to help them pass the stomach with less difficulty.
The recommended dose is 1 capsule, but this will ultimately vary on your individual digestion. It is best to take this in between the meal in order to help the stomach acid to break down the food.
Consult your practitioner to get the best advice for yourself.
*Do not take if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis.