Betaine & Pepsin

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Betaine & Pepsin

Betaine & Pepsin provides hydrochloric acid to help maintain gastric pH and supports overall nutrient absorption.

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Unless you have been taking this product previously, I recommend working with a healthcare practitioner before starting this product. There are specific protocols that should be followed when starting Betaine. Additionally, it is not recommended to discontinue proton pump inhibitors or other acid-blocking drugs without guidance from a healthcare practitioner. 
An estimated 30% of Americans suffer from low levels of acidity, which can result in the incomplete digestion of foods and displacement of food from the stomach. Studies have shown that HCl production decreases with age. According to one study, 30% of men and women suffer from low acid production. A second found that 40% of post-menopausal women lacked basal acid secretions. Since HCl and healthy digestive enzyme status is essential for access to nutrients from foods, depletion of enzymes and HCl can result in suboptimal nutritional status. Ongoing use of acid-reducing medications can also deplete stomach acid and lead to malabsorption of certain vitamins and minerals. 
Many competitor products are available in tablet form. This product is encapsulated for quick release in the stomach to enhance digestive benefits. References: 
Krasinski SD, Russell RM, Samloff IM, Jacob RA, Dallal GE, McGandy RB, Hartz SC. Effect on hemoglobin and several serum nutritional indicators. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1986 Nov;34(11):800-6. Fundic atrophic gastritis in an elderly population. 
Grossman MI, Kirsner JB, Gillespie IE. Basal and histalog stimulated gastric secretion in control subjects and in patients with peptic ulcer or gastric cancer. Gastroenterology 1963;45:15-26.

Benefits at a Glance

Provides Hydrochloric Acid to Help Maintain Gastric pH

Supports Overall Nutrient Absorption

Promotes Healthy Digestion, Especially of Dietary Protein

Manufacturer's Description

Symptoms of indigestion are often mistaken for excessive gastric acid. This leads many to take acid blockers in attempt to lower stomach acid, when the true culprit is likely to be insufficient levels of hydrochloric acid (HCl). Betaine & Pepsin provides two essential components of healthy digestion: HCl and the digestive enzyme, pepsin. HCl is vital for the proper digestion of protein and the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Pepsin is one of the first enzymes to initiate protein digestion and works in synergy with HCl to provide complete protein digestive support.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 or 2 capsules

Amount per serving:

2 capsules contain:

Betaine Hydrochloride USP.......1.04g

Pepsin 1:3,000 Powder..............208mg

Other ingredients:

Natural Gelatin Capsules, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, and Stearic Acid.


Dosage and use

Take 1-2 capsules before each meal, or as recommended by your health care professional.

Does Not Contain:  Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.

Cautions:  If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.


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DISCLAIMER: Statements made are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your doctor prior to using the recommendations given.