Betaine HCL & Pepsin (450's)
Benefits individuals with occasional indigestion*
Betaine HCl & Pepsin promotes optimal stomach acidity, protein digestion, and enzyme activity.*
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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.*
Servings per container: 225
Betaine Hydrochloride* 1 g.
Pepsin (Porcine) 47 mg.
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.
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.
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
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.
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.
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