Quantity – 450
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 intestine, 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.
Two Capsules Contain:
Betaine Hydrochloride* 1.04 g.
Pepsin (Porcine)** 40 mg.
*Equivalent to 16 grains
**Equivalent to 3.2 grains (208 mg.) of Pepsin 1:3,000 potency
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Note: Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.
ALLERGY WARNINGS This 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 FREE This 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 WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS Betaine HCL & Pepsin should not be used concurrently with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors, because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl. OTHER WARNINGS Betaine 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.