Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 112
2 capsules contain
Betaine Hydrochloride USP 1.04 g *
Pepsin 1:3,000 Powder 208 mg *
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Natural Gelatin Capsules, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, and Stearic Acid.
Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules before each meal or as recommended by your health care professional
Caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product. As with all dietary supplements, some individuals may not tolerate or may be allergic to the ingredients used. Please read the ingredient panel carefully prior to ingestion. Cease taking this product and consult your physician if you have negative reactions upon ingestion.
Warning: This product contains a desiccant. For best results, keep the desiccant in the bottle until all contents are consumed. DO NOT EAT DESICCANT. KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED.
† This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Digestive Acid HCl
Digestive Acid HCl provides two essential components of healthy digestion: hydrochloric acid (HCl) and the digestive enzyme, pepsin. Hydrochloric acid is vital for the proper digestion of protein and the absorption of vitamins and minerals (especially vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc). HCl also plays an important role in signaling the pancreas to release digestive enzymes. Pepsin is one of the first enzymes to initiate protein digestion and works in synergy with HCl to provide complete protein digestive support. Digestive Acid HCl includes 1,040 mg Betaine HCl USP and 208 mg Pepsin per serving.
- Provides Hydrochloric Acid to Help Maintain Gastric pH
- Promotes Healthy Digestion, Especially of Dietary Protein
- Supports Overall Nutrient Absorption
Betaine (also known as trimethylglycine) is a natural substance found in foods such as beets and spinach. Research suggests that betaine supports cell health by acting as a methyl donor, This, in turn, supports healthy methionine, homocysteine and hepatic fat metabolism. Betaine also functions as an osmolyte, which supports the integrity of cells and proteins during fluctuations in hydration, salinity and temperature. Betaine HCl, the acidic form of betaine, has been used for years to support digestion and absorption due to its ability to lower gastric pH.[10,11] HCl also serves as the body’s primary mechanism against pathogens found in food.
One of the first enzymes to initiate protein digestion, pepsin is synthesized in the parietal cells of the gastric mucosa and secreted as the inactive precursor, pepsinogen. HCl activates pepsinogen to convert it to pepsin once it is outside the cell. Pepsin is released by the chief cells and is responsible for breaking down proteins into peptides. This activation sets up a chain reaction that produces more pepsin allowing for better protein digestion.
Formulated to be free of allergens derived from: Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.