Thorne Research Betaine HCL & Pepsin
Thorne Research’s Betaine HCL & Pepsin is a supplement that can benefit people who have symptoms of indigestion that are related to their difficulty digesting proteins due to deficiencies in hydrochloric acid and pepsin stomach.*
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
- Betaine (as Betaine Hydrochloride)‚ which acidifies the stomach to potentially promote the digestion of protein.* It also may support the absorption of iron‚ vitamin B-12‚ and other nutrients essential to the health of your skin‚ hair‚ nails‚ blood cells‚ bones‚ and nervous system.*
- Pepsin‚ which helps to break proteins down into polypeptides‚ makes it easier for proteins to be further digested.*
Situations such as illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, and can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to occasional heartburn, gas, bloating, and other forms of gastrointestinal discomfort.*
Maldigestion can 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 the gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact, the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies to them, resulting in an allergic response to the food. An individual who has frequent indigestion should make sure to have adequate enzyme support.*
Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens, it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine, and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes.* Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc.*
Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin from a porcine source.*
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Please be advised: Thorne Research is a professional line and can only be sold under the recommendation and supervision of a practitioner.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
|Betaine Hydrochloride†||1.04 g||*|
|Pepsin (Porcine)††||40 mg||*|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
†Equivalent to 16 grains.
††Equivalent to 16 grains (208 mg) of Pepsin 1:3,000 potency.
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.
Recommended Use: Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Warning: If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Note: Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose.