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The benefits of NOW® Betaine HCl
NOW® Betaine HCl is a supplement that provides hydrochloric acid (HCl) to the stomach.* Hydrochloric acid is important for several reasons: it helps with protein digestion, keeps gut flora healthy, and stimulates the release of intestinal enzymes.* It's normal for HCl production to decline with age, so supplementing with HCl may help maintain normal digestive function as we get older.* This product uses a vegetarian acid-stable protease that is just as effective as the animal-derived pepsin.
How HCl Helps with Digestion
One of the most important functions of hydrochloric acid is to help with protein digestion in the stomach.* When food enters the stomach, HCL production increases so that the stomach can break down proteins into peptides and amino acids.* This process is important because it allows our bodies to absorb the nutrients from food more easily.
Hydrochloric acid also plays a role in gut health.* A healthy balance of gut flora is important for overall health, and HCL helps to maintain this balance.* Additionally, hydrochloric acid stimulates the release of intestinal enzymes, which are important for digestion.* By helping with protein digestion and stimulating the release of enzymes, hydrochloric acid makes it possible for our bodies to get the nutrients they need from food.
Why We Need Betaine HCl Supplements
As we age, our bodies produce less hydrochloric acid.* This decline in production can lead to indigestion and other digestive problems.* Supplementing with betaine HCl may help to alleviate these problems by providing extra hydrochloric acid to the stomach.* This extra acid can help make up for the decreased production that occurs with age.
NOW® Betaine HCl is formulated to support proper digestive conditions in the stomach - and there are many reasons why you might want to consider taking it as a supplement. Hydrochloric acid is important for protein digestion, gut health, and enzyme production, and our bodies tend to produce less of it as we age. Taking betaine HCl as a supplement may help improve digestion and make it easier for our bodies to absorb nutrients from food. HCl can also help reduce heart burn.
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Betaine HCl 648 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Acid-Stable Protease (150 SAPU) (Fungal Pepsin from Aspergillus niger) 150 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Microcrystalline Cellulose and Silicon Dioxide.
Not manufactured with yeast, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut or sesame ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition (especially acid reflux). Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Made and quality tested in the USA with globally sourced ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Family owned since 1968.