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Betaine HCl and Pepsin 225 Caps Thorne Research

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Betaine HCl & Pepsin 225 Caps Thorne Research
Price: $28.25
Item Number: SD415
Brand: Thorne Research
UPC: SD415
Condition: New
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Betaine HCl Pepsin
for improved protein digestion
enhances stomach acidity
promotes protein breakdown and absorption
benefits individuals with occasional indigestion
made without lactose preservatives magnesium stearate or other lubricants and diluents

Indigestion affects millions of people every day. For some eating fatty foods can bring on heartburn. For others simple carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) may cause gas and bloating. And for other individuals spicy foods can cause them grief. Although what we eat greatly influences the frequency and severity of indigestion this discomfort could be related to an underlying problem – poor digestive enzyme activity.

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 in ine 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.* Numerous studies have shown hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach declines with advancing age. Overuse of antacids can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which can result in poor protein digestion.* Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin from a porcine source. Unlike many supplement companies the pepsin utilized in Thorne's product is pure undiluted and lactose-free.

One Capsule Contains:
Betaine (as Betaine Hydrochloride 8-grains) 520 mg.
Pure Lactose Free Pepsin (1:16000 minimum) (equivalent to 1.6 grains (104 mg) of pepsin 1:3000 potency) 20 mg.
Note: This pure Betaine is derived from a nonplant source.
Note: This product does not contain lactose.
Note: Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space – Leucine Silicon Dioxide.
One capsule with each meal or as otherwise directed by a health-care practitioner.
ALLERGY WARNINGSThis product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Betaine HCl & Pepsin contains an ingredient derived from a porcine (pork) source.


EXCIPIENT FREEThis product does not contain wheat gluten corn yeast soy egg dairy products or artificial colors sweeteners or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose palmitic acid or magnesium calcium or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNINGIf pregnant or nursing consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONSBetaine HCL & Pepsin should not be used concurrently with H2-blocking s and proton pump inhibitors because these s are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.

OTHER WARNINGSBetaine HCL & Pepsin should be used with caution in an individual with a history of a peptic or duodenal ulcer.

It is not recommended to remove the Betaine HCL & Pepsin powder from the capsule as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.

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