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Betaine Hydrochloride 250c by Douglas Laboratories is a powdered dietary supplement of hydrochloric acid supplied in two-piece gelatin capsules. Betaine Hydrochloride capsules may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to supplement their diets with hydrochloric acid. 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.
amni® original formula
A Dietary Supplement
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 250
Amount Per Serving
Betaine Hydrochloride ...648mg*
* Daily Value not established
Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), Water, Magnesium Stearate, Silica
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule just before or during each meal or as directed by physician.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
(35-65% relative humidity)
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
Do not use if gastric hyperacidity or peptic ulcers are present.