- Features an acidic form of betaine to aid digestion
- Includes the digestive enzyme pepsin
Betaine HCl and pepsin are naturally occurring gastric-juice components that render nutrients available for absorption and biological activity. Betaine HCl is an acidic form of betaine, which promotes optimal gastric lumen acidity; pepsin is a protein-digesting enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of peptide bonds. Both promote the solubilization of food particles and the healthy absorption and utilization of nutrients, including protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and iron. Contact with gastric juices causes protein and polysaccharide degradation, allowing them to become more accessible to the actions of the hydrolytic enzymes in the duodenum and jejunum. As stomach acid secretion decreases with age, betaine HCl can help substitute endogenous stomach acid production and help promote optimal digestion.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Betaine hydrochloride 520 mg, Pepsin (Sus scrofa - stomach) 21 mg / 210,000 FCC PU Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypo-allergenic plant cellulose, Ascorbyl palmitate, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Purified water.
Recommended Use: Helps to support digestion. Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional. Consult a healthcare practitioner for prolonged use.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have peptic ulcer or excess stomach acid, if you have gas-trointestinal lesions/ulcers, if you have high cholestrol, if you are having surgery, or if you are taking anticoagulant or anti-inflammatory agents.Known Adverse Reactions: H ypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.