NOW® Betaine HCl is formulated to support proper digestive conditions in the stomach.* Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is normally produced in the stomach, where it assists protein digestion by activating pepsin, helps to maintain a healthy balance of gut flora, and stimulates the release of intestinal enzymes.* Pepsin is a protease produced in the stomach that partially breaks down proteins in foods.* HCl production tends to decline with age, so supplementing with HCl and pepsin may help to maintain normal digestive function.* This product uses a vegetarian acid-stable protease with activity equivalent to that of animal-derived pepsin.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
|Betaine HCl||648 mg||**|
|Acid-Stable Protease (150 SAPU)
(Fungal Pepsin from Aspergillus niger)
Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Microcrystalline Cellulose and Silicon Dioxide.
Not manufactured with yeast, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Take 1 capsule at the beginning of each meal. Do not take on an empty stomach. Do not take if you have stomach or duodenal ulcers.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Cautions & Warnings
For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition (especially acid reflux). Keep out of reach of children.