In the stomach, hydrochloric acid converts pepsinogen to pepsin, an enzyme that breaks down proteins into smaller, more easily absorbed substances. As people age, hydrochloric secretion may be reduced, which can result in decreased levels of pepsin. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is used as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. The combination of betaine hydrochloride and pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic.
Serving Size 1 tablet
Servings Per Container 90
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Other ingredients: stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, modified cellulose gum, and colloidal silicon dioxide.
Contain milk/dairy. Contains no yeast, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.
|Dosage and Use|
- One tablet with a meal, up to four times daily.
- Do not take on an empty stomach.
If you have stomach or duodenal ulcers, or are taking drugs that may cause ulcers, do not take this product.