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Thorne Research, Betaine HCL & Pepsin, 450 Vegetarian Capsules

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Thorne Research, Betaine HCL & Pepsin, 450 Vegetarian Capsules

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450 Vegetarian Capsules
225 Vegetarian Capsules
450 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Expiration Date: 03/2019
  • Shipping Weight:
    1.01 lbs
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  • Product Code: THR-00469
  • UPC Code: 693749004691
  • Package Quantity: 450 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Dimensions:
    6.8 x 3.5 x 3.5 in, 0.85 lbs
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  • Dietary Supplement

Indigestion affects millions of people every day. For some, eating fatty foods can bring on heartburn. For others, simple carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) may cause gas and bloating. And for other individuals, spicy foods can cause them grief. Although what we eat greatly influences the frequency and severity of indigestion, this discomfort could be related to an underlying problem – poor digestive enzyme activity.

Situations such as illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, and can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to occasional heartburn, gas, bloating, and other forms of gastrointestinal discomfort.

Maldigestion can lead to digestive problems and poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in vitamin deficiencies (particularly fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K). Food allergies can develop when inadequately digested proteins are absorbed through the gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact, the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies to them, resulting in an allergic response to the food. An individual who has frequent indigestion should make sure to have adequate enzyme support.

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 Research offers hydrochloric acid and pepsin from a porcine source.

Suggested Use

Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Other Ingredients

Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.


Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly in a cool, dry place.

If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

Betaine hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 225
  Two Capsules Contain: % DV
Betaine Hydrochloride† 1.04 g *
Pepsin (Porcine) 47 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
†Equivalent to 16 grains
iHerb Customer Reviews

Nomore acid reflux

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 29, 2018 | Verified Purchase

My gastritis and acid reflux have been resolved after taking HCL. This is the best HCL on iherb. I took 1 cap initially and have worked my way to 4 caps per meal now. I take digestive enzymes too. For 5% discount please use code A - H - C - 5 8 9 4 without the spaces.

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Posted by shirochan on Jan 15, 2018 | Verified Purchase

My 5th purchase. I take my HCL every meal. Cannot do without it. My partner conquered his IBS because of HCL and digestive enzymes combi every meal. Every healing journey must start with gut health. If you have gut issues, most prob you'll need more stomach acid. Do not ever supplement with antacid for acid reflux, heart burn etc. the body is trying to tell you it needs more stomach acid and not less. Take one cap every meal and increase dosage every week. My max tolerance is 5caps per meal and that is what I take now. Try this with digestive enzymes. Your gut will love it! Please do use my rewards code for👉 5% off 👈 M - I - C - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 (without the dashes) to support my healing cancer naturally journey and check my other reviews for the other products I use along with this. The products I select are mostly clean without the fillers and additives. Your kind support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Great for digestion & eczema

Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase

This product really helps digest my meals. I take 2 with my main meals and I really notice the difference. It is particularly helpful with digesting meat. I have much less bloating. Also my eczema seems better.

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Great product

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase

My son had bad acid reflux his whole life, when he was 20 years old the doctor said he needed to be on Nexium for the rest of his life. I thought "that cant be right" did my research and found out as my family suffer with Hashimoto ( under active thyroid) this is a common complaint. I bought these tablets and now we all take them with most meals.....no more problems....the doctor said he has to much acid but that's far from the truth he does not have enough. He has been off Nexium for over a year now.....very happy....

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Capsules are great

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase

So many HCL products have huge tablets which are hard to swallow. This product is great with the capsules. Helps with large meals. A must for buffets.

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