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Betaine HCl & Pepsin 225 Vegetarian Capsules

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Betaine HCl & Pepsin 225 Vegetarian Capsules
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MFG # SD415
UPC # 693749415022
Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

Your body uses the protein in your diet to repair and create new cells. Hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin—both of which are produced in your stomach—act together to break down protein into smaller units called polypeptides. Polypeptides then pass into your small intestines‚ where they are further broken down into amino acids for absorption.

Hydrochloric acid not only breaks down protein‚ but also activates the formation of pepsin from its precursor enzyme‚ pepsinogen. Pepsinogen is secreted by certain cells in the lining of the stomach. Stomach acidity keeps harmful bacteria in check‚ and helps you absorb iron and vitamin B-12.

Conditions that interfere with your stomach’s ability to secrete hydrochloric acid and produce enough pepsin make it hard to digest dietary proteins. People who have problems digesting protein often have symptoms of indigestion‚ such as heartburn. Absorption of proteins that are not adequately broken down first can also cause you to form antibodies to those proteins‚ therefore possibly developing food allergies and limiting your diet. Aging‚ medications like antacids and Prilosec (omeprazole)‚ surgery‚ and stomach ulcers are factors that can interfere with your stomach’s acidity. Not being able to digest and absorb proteins can cause you to develop malnutrition‚ which can be fatal.

Thorne Research’s Betaine HCl & Pepsin is a supplement that can benefit people who have symptoms of indigestion that are related to their difficulty digesting proteins due to deficiencies in hydrochloric acid and pepsin stomach. Each vegetarian capsule contains:

  • Betaine (as Betaine Hydrochloride)‚ which acidifies the stomach to promote the digestion of protein. It also supports the absorption of iron‚ vitamin B-12‚ and other nutrients essential to the health of your skin‚ hair‚ nails‚ blood cells‚ bones‚ and nervous system.
  • Pepsin‚ which helps to break proteins down into polypeptides‚ makes it easier for proteins to be further digested.

Each bottle contains 225 capsules‚ which is enough to last for 75 days at the standard recommended dosage three times daily.

Thorne Research strives to provide pure‚ high-quality supplements to people looking to enhance their health and well-being. Its products are commonly used in prestigious research studies‚ and are recommended by many doctors and health care practitioners. The company always goes the extra mile to ensure that Thorne Research dietary supplements are safe and effective for immune-compromised‚ allergic‚ and chemically sensitive patients.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 112

Amount Per Serving / % DV

Betaine Hydrochloride† 1.04g / *
Pepsin (Porcine)†† 40mg / *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.
†Equivalent to 16 Grains.
††Equivalent to 3.2 Grains (208mg) of Pepsin 1:3‚000 Potency.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ leucine‚ silicon dioxide.
Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source.

Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

If pregnant‚ consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.

Allergen Caution: This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.

Betaine HCl & Pepsin 225 Vegetarian Capsules
4.5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

prevent heartburn and stomach upset
March 17, 2014
This product is wonderful. I have used it for a while and have also used other digestive enzymes and found this one to be the most effective. It is also good quality and price. For me, it has prevented heartburn and stomach upset while promoting good flora in my gut. I would encourage you to try this and see what it can do for you.
good quality good price easy to swallow it works

Palm Desert, CA
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best HCL
January 31, 2014
This is the best HCL & Pepsin I've taken. I tried some others and came back.

5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Product
May 11, 2013
Betaine HCl & Pepsin was recommended by my doctor.

Atlanta, GA
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best HCL - Really Works
March 14, 2013
I was diagnosed with low stomach acid. Fast Balance G.I. Paste really works to stop my heartburn and indigestion. Have tried several brands, but always go back to Thorne. Best part is it's also dairy free. 95% of the Betaine products on the market contain MILK, which I am also allergic to.
Dairy Free Professional Grade Really Works

orange county, Ca.
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Betaine HCL & Pepain
March 8, 2013
Betaine HCl & Pepsin was prescribed by a health care person. She felt it would be good for me. Betaine HCl & Pepsin helps break down the food for good digestion. It easily breaks down in the stomach and no chemicals added to it.
Easy to swallow capsules
Taking to much causes discomfort.

Kinston, NC
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Betaine HCL
March 6, 2013
Great product and use Betaine HCl & Pepsin regularly!! Can't go wrong!

Goodlettsville, TN
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Results!
December 19, 2011
After 5 or 6 years of not being able to eat any products made from grain (except rice flour), I have been pleasantly surprised by the results I have had while taking Betaine HCl & Pepsin. It has been about two weeks since I began taking it with meals, and I noticed a difference the very first time I took it. I am eating anything I like without digestive problems and I am elated! Would definitely recommend Betaine HCl & Pepsin!
I like the way it helps me break down any food I eat.
It smells a little on the piggy side when I open the bottle. But that is far outweighed by the ability it give me to eat regular food again.

Jackson, WY
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good for digestion
May 12, 2011
I have only been taking HCl for about 2 months, but am very satisfied with it. My ND recommended I take it for an "HCl challenge" to help build the HCl levels in my system and to help with digestion of meat protein. I take them at the beginning of my meal and it seems to be helping.

Kirkland, WA
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Stuff
March 22, 2011
I take this with every meal. It has helped me so much with my digestion. This was recommended to me by my Naturopath and I love it!

New York, NY
3/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Not sure yet :)
February 19, 2011
I bought this product after suspecting my stomach was not producing enough HCA, I have only taken one capsule before meals & felt fine, I am suppose to increase the dose to two & if I still feel fine to even 3 capsules until I start feeling a bit of a burn (meaning there is too much acid). I don't have enough time/info using this product to tell if it's working or not so will have to modify the post in the future - I didn't get ant adverse effect yet that is for sure. Also, this product is recommended by a few good nutritionists :)

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