Betaine HCl Pepsin
What Is Betaine HCl Pepsin?
Betaine HCl and pepsin are naturally occurring
gastric-juice components that render nutrients available
for absorption and biological activity. Specifically, betaine
HCl is an acidic form of betaine, which promotes optimal
gastric lumen acidity and pepsin is a protein-digesting
enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of peptide bonds.*
Uses For Betaine HCl Pepsin
Healthy Digestive Function: Betaine HCl and pepsin
promote the solubilization of food particles and the
healthy absorption and utilization of nutrients, including
protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and iron. Contact with
gastric juices causes protein and polysaccharide
degradation, allowing them to become more accessible to
the actions of the hydrolytic enzymes in the duodenum
and jejunum. Furthermore, HCl contributes to the naturally
acidic environment of the stomach necessary for healthy
Source of Betaine HCl Pepsin
Pure Encapsulations Betaine HCl is synthetically derived.
Pepsin is sourced from porcine. Vitamin C (ascorbyl
palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and
palm oil. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine
Potential Side Effects Or Precautions - Betaine HCl
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before
taking this product. Large amounts of betaine HCl may
cause stomach irritation. Individuals with a history of
peptic ulcers, gastritis, or gastrointestinal symptoms
should consult their physician before taking betaine HCl.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
People taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs), cortisone-like drugs, or other medications that
might cause a peptic ulcer should not take betaine HCl.
Consult with your physician for more information.
Ingredients and Dosage - Betaine HCl Pepsin
each Betaine HCl Pepsin vegetable capsule contains
betaine HCl -
pure pepsin (1:15,000 potency, lactose free) (porcine) - 21
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
1 capsule with each meal.
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*This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been
evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This information is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician for
any health problems.
Source: Product Information Sheet from Pure Encapsulations
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