Betaine hydrochloride, derived from beets, increases stomach acid to enhance digestion. This is especially important for older persons, particularly those over 60, who may not produce enough stomach acid to properly digest food and nutrients. HCL makes the stomach produce more acid and also stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, further aiding digestion.
Not only does insufficient stomach acid interfere with digestion, a low level of stomach acid can increase the potential and severity of certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. The low pH created by HCL destroys microorganisms that enter the gastrointestinal tract.
Nutritionally-oriented doctors note that persons with chronic health problems such as gallstones, allergies, and asthma, often do not produce enough stomach acid.
Fenugreek: stimulates digestion, reduces gastric inflammation, lowers cholesterol.
Each capsule contains:
Betaine hydrochloride (Beta vulgaris) 500 mg
Ingredients and Nutritional Information
Recommended Adult Dose
2 capsules at mealtime three times per day. Maximum daily dose, six capsules per day or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.
Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage.