Lamberts Betaine HCl with Pepsin provides 324mg of Betaine HCl and 5mg of Pepsin to aid digestion and help replace some of the lost acidity in the stomach. Betaine HCl is particularly beneficial for the elderly. Betaine Hydrochloride releases hydrochloric acid after swallowing, the same acid that is produced naturally by the stomach. As we age our natural production of hydrochloric acid can decline, but its importance for the breakdown of food in the gut remains unchanged. These tablets are designed to dissolve in the stomach where the acidity is required.
Betaine HCl supplement provides additional acidity to the stomach since Betaine HCl releases hydrochloric acid after swallowing, the same acid that is produced naturally by the stomach. These tablets are designed to dissolve in the stomach where the acidity is required.
As we age our natural production of hydrochloric acid can decline, but its importance for the breakdown of food in the gut remains unchanged. Hydrochloric acid has several different functions; for example it sterilises the ingested food and activates a powerful enzyme called pepsin that breaks down protein, as well as allowing vitamin B12 to be extracted from foodstuffs. Betaine HCl may help to alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux.
Our In-House pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written an article about Betaine HCI with Pepsin:
Directions: As a food supplement, take one Betaine HCl Pepsin tablet with each main meal up to a maximum of 3 per day, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Swallow the tablets whole.
Does not contain Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk and milk products, Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish and Yeast.
Not suitable prior or during pregnancy, not suitable for children. Do not take if peptic ulcers are present or suspected.
Each tablet delivers: Betaine HCl 324mg, Pepsin 5mg. Tableted with: DiCalcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Acacia, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Tablet coating: (Hydroxypropyl Hethylcellulose, Glycerin.)
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