Betaine & Pepsin 60's



As we age, Hydrochloric Acid production frequently declines, but remains important for the breakdown of food in the gut. Hydrochloric Acid has several different functions; for example, it sterilises the ingested food, acidifies it, activates a powerful protease called Pepsin and allows vitamin B12 to be extracted from foodstuffs. Additionally, several minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc rely on this acid for their utilisation in the body.

This supplement will help to replace some of the lost acidity in the stomach, thus aiding the digestion of food and may be favoured by those who wish to ensure a sufficiency of Hydrochloric Acid.

Betaine is also a methyl donor and has the capacity to reduce levels of homocysteine in the body, thereby helping to reduce risk factors of heart disease. It is essential for the process by which dietary lipids are turned into phospholipids, and so supports liver function. Methyl groups are needed by the body to make neurotransmitters involved in controlling mood, and hence betaine can have a positive effect on mood. Contains 60 tablets



Nutrient Per capsule %RDA
Betaine HCI 345mg
Pepsin NF 10mg
RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
* = no RDA

Suggested Intake:1-2 capsules with main meals, or take as directed by a practitioner.
Suitable for:For people with Candida and yeast sensitivities.
Contraindications:Do not take if you have a peptic ulcer. Do not break capsule before swallowing as content will damage tooth enamel.
Non-Active Ingredients:Cellulose, vegetable stearate, gelatin (capsule)
Non GM & Free From:Wheat; yeast, starch, gluten; lactose; soy; added colourings, sweeteners & preservatives.
Storage:Keep cool, dry & out of direct sunlight.