Betaine HCL & Pepsin - 450 Capsules

by Thorne Research
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Quantity per Container: 450 Capsules
Item Number: TR1402
Serving Size: 2 Capsules Servings per Container: 225
Price per Serving:  0.24 Price per Unit*: $0.12 per Capsule
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    Benefits individuals with occasional indigestion

    Betaine HCL & Pepsin promotes optimal stomach acidity‚ protein digestion‚ and enzyme activity.


    Indigestion can be caused by many things – including inadequate amounts of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach. HCL secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin‚ it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens‚ it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine‚ and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes. Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients‚ including folate‚ vitamin B12‚ ascorbic acid‚ beta-carotene‚ iron‚ and some forms of calcium‚ magnesium‚ and zinc. Numerous studies have shown that hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach begins to decline with advancing age. Overuse of antacids or acid blockers can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach‚ which can result in poor protein digestion. Thorne's Betaine HCL & Pepsin comes from a porcine source.

    Indigestion affects millions of people every day. For some‚ it's brought on by eating fatty foods. For others‚ simple carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) can cause gas and bloating. And for other individuals‚ spicy foods can cause them grief. Although what we eat greatly influences the frequency and severity of indigestion‚ this discomfort could also be related to an underlying problem – low hydrochloric acid (HCL) content in the stomach.

    Situations such as illness‚ gall bladder removal‚ overuse of antacids‚ and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid‚ which can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to occasional indigestion‚ gas‚ bloating‚ and other forms of gastrointestinal discomfort. Maldigestion can also lead to digestive problems and poor absorption of nutrients‚ resulting in vitamin deficiencies (particularly fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A‚ D‚ E‚ and K). Food allergies can develop when inadequately digested proteins are absorbed through a leaky gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact‚ the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies against them‚ resulting in an allergic response to the food. To ensure optimal digestion‚ an individual should make sure to have adequate HCL content in the stomach.



    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.


  • MFG # SD413
  • UPC # 693749004691
Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 225

Two Capsules Contain / %DV

Betaine Hydrochloride† 1 g / *
Pepsin (Porcine) 47 mg / *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ Leucine‚ Silicon Dioxide.*Equivalent to 16 grains. Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer.

Gluten Free.


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


ALLERGY WARNING S
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Betaine HCL & Pepsin contains an ingredient derived from a porcine (pork) source.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant‚ consult your health professional before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
Betaine HCL & Pepsin should not be used concurrently with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors‚ because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCL.

OTHER WARNINGS
Betaine HCL & Pepsin should be used with caution in an individual with a history of a peptic or duodenal ulcer.

It is not recommended to remove the Betaine HCL & Pepsin powder from the capsule‚ as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.

TAMPER EVIDENT
Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.


  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
  • Nut Free
  • Peanut Free

Ratings and Reviews

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    Stomach acid was too low!

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    from N. Ft. Myers FL on 4/19/2018
    My integrative doctor put me on Betaine HCI & Pepsin by Thorne Research about 8 years ago, when it was found that I had hardly any stomach acid. I take two per meal, three if it's a big meal like Christmas or Thanksgiving, and it really helps!

    Pros

    The capsules are larger, but easy to swallow. They don't upset my stomach, but help with food digestion.

    Cons

    Nothing.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    I love this product!

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    from Michigan on 7/08/2016
    I never let myself run out of Betaine HCI & Pepsin by Thorne Research. I take two at every meal to kick start digestion and secretion of pancreatic enzymes and bile. Use with caution if you have a history of peptic ulcer disease.

    Pros

    Affordable, pure (no fillers).

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Great!

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    from St. Louis, MO on 10/16/2015
    Love that Betaine HCI & Pepsin by Thorne Research doesn't have other fake filler ingredients.

    Pros

    Just Betaine HCI and Pepsin.... Nothing else!

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Good HCL product

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    from USA on 5/05/2015
    I use Betaine HCI & Pepsin by Thorne Research for digestive issues. I need to take a lot of these per meal, so the cost adds up, but does not contain any nasty fillers, etc, so this one works for me!

    Pros

    No fillers like starches, sugars, etc. Bigger bottle so lasts a little while.

    Cons

    Cost add up quickly given amount I need to take.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
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    Unsure of effectiveness.

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    from Montana on 4/09/2015
    I was prescribed Betaine HCI & Pepsin by Thorne Research but I take 15 pills with each meal. I feel the burning when I take too much, but I don't feel different with digestion and bloating.

    Pros

    Recommended for the SCD diet.

    Cons

    I would like larger containers as I go through so many each meal.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
  • Prescribed by Dr

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    from New England on 12/09/2014
    My Functional Medicine Dr said to use Betaine HCI & Pepsin 450 by Thorne Research to increase my digestive acids. I'm now on my second bottle. I had to increase my tablets at each meal until I found after 15 minutes of waiting, my stomach felt funny. Then cut back by one. I did and it helps. It's worth a try. I'm only in my second month of an elimination diet, so we'll see how fast my digestion cooperates.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • I Don't Leave Home Without It!

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    from Central California on 12/09/2014
    I've tried other brands and always come back to Thorne Research for Betaine HCI & Pepsin. Other brands leave me bloated, and I generally have bloating when I don't take these enzymes. These enzymes have dramatically improved my quality of life!

    Pros

    Works effectively!

    Cons

    Nothing.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Excellent digestive aid!

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    from Abilene on 11/04/2014
    My husband was put on an elimination diet about 6 months ago and we also were advised to start a digestive aid with meals. We had already chosen Betaine HCI & Pepsin by Thorne Research and still use it daily! We ran out for a short time and ugh! We had difficulty with digestion again! Anyway, as we age, our digestive acid is reduced, not increased, so that little purple pill is the wrong direction! Thanks for carrying Betaine HCI & Pepsin!

    Pros

    Ease of use and aid in digestion.

    Cons

    Wish it was a little cheaper, since we use it every day!
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

Customer Questions and Answers

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  • Question:
    Again, I know they make a bigger size - at least 625 capsules - is this available? Why can't I find it here??
    Bridget Frederick on 3/24/2016 Answer:
    • Hi Bridget thank you for choosing Pureformulas.com, we apologize but we do not carry the 625 capsule count for this product.
      PureFormulas on 3/24/2016

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