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Betaine Hydrochloride - 250 Capsules Default Category Douglas Labs
Betaine Hydrochloride - 250 Capsules Default Category Douglas Labs
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    Betaine Hydrochloride - 250 Capsules



    Douglas Laboratories Betaine Hydrochloride has been discontinued, check out Betaine Plus instead!

    Betaine Hydrochloride is a powdered dietary supplement of hydrochloric acid supplied in two-piece gelatin capsules. Hydrochloric acid aids in the digestion of food in the stomach.


    Each serving contains:

    Betaine Hydrochloride   -  648 mg

    Other ingredients: Cellulose

    Suggested Use

    As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule just before or during each meal or as directed by your healthcare professional.

    More Info.

    The breakdown of dietary protein begins in the stomach where gastric hydrochloric acid assumes an important role in protein digestion and other processes.

    Hydrochloric acid acts as a catalyst in the activation of pepsin from pepsinogen. Active pepsin is a proteolytic enzyme which splits large protein molecules into smaller polypeptides. Additionally, hydrochloric acid acts directly on dietary proteins by loosening up their macromolecular structure (denaturing).

    Gastric hydrochloric acid also helps reduce poorly available trivalent ferric iron into more soluble and absorbable divalent ferrous iron.

    Another physiological role of gastric hydrochloric acid is to protect the body from food-borne enteric infections through its antibacterial properties.