Betaine Plus 100c by Douglas Laboratories supplies 650 mg of Betaine HCl and 140 mg of Pepsin in each easy to swallow capsule. The breakdown of dietary protein begins in the stomach where gastric hydrochloric acid (HCl) 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.
A Dietary Supplement
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
(from 650 mg Betaine HCI)
Pepsin (1:10,000) ...140mg*
* Daily Value not established
Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), Vegetable Stearate
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
As a dietary supplement, adults take as directed by your healthcare professional.
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.