As we age, production of digestive enzymes and all-important hydrochloric acid weakens. This is the main reason why the elderly often have trouble digesting foods. Hydrochloric acid is particularly important, since without it, our naturally-produced enzymes like pepsin never become activated and functional. Betaine HCl is the stable, supplement form of hydrochloric acid, safe and effective when taken orally. NOW Betaine also includes pepsin enzyme to supplement your natural production. Hydrochloric acid supplements can be an enormous help to those who feel bloated and uncomfortable after any meal, but should be used with caution when heartburn or acid reflux are present.
Betaine HCl Description from NOW
NOW Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin is formulated for maximum potency. It combines Betaine Hydrochloride (naturally occurring in beets) with pepsin that is standardized to National Formulary requirements. This blend is encapsulated for quick delivery and is a great complement to any dietary regime.