HCL and Pepsin
-Betaine hydrochloride plus digestive enzymes
•Supports protein and lipid digestion*
• Includes 650 mg of betaine hydrochloride per serving
Plus 450 000 USP of pepsin and 110 USP of lipase digestive enzymes
GENESTRA BRANDS HCl & Pepsin digestive enzyme formula provides betaine hydrochloride and naturally-derived enzymes that support the digestion of proteins and fats.
Betaine is a naturally occurring plant substance found in beets, spinach, and wheat. Betaine hydrochloride (betaine HCl) is commonly used to supplement gastric acid levels.
In a recent clinical study, a single 1500 mg dose of betaine HCl was effective in reducing stomach pH in healthy participants.
Within 30 minutes of ingestion of the betaine HCl, participant mean stomach pH was significantly reduced from approximately 5.2 to approximately 0.6Lipase enzymes are obtained from animal (porcine and bovine) or plant (Aspergillus oryzae and Rhizopus arrhizus) sources.
Lipase enzymes aid in fat digestion by hydrolyzing triglycerides into fatty acids and monogrlycerides.
The proteolytic enzyme pepsin A is the active version of the zymogen pepsinogen A (PGA). PGA is produced by chief cells in the gastric mucosa, and released into the stomach lumen following the ingestion of food.
PGA is then converted into pepsin A by stomach acid (HCl). HCl facilitates protein digestion and the absorption of vitamin B12, iron and calcium.
Servings Per Container:
Adults: Take one capsule with a meal or as recommended by your healthcare
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving
Betaine Hydrochloride ...650mg
(from porcine stomach)
(from Rhizopus oryzae)
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose, silica, magnesium stearate
Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, starch, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, sodium,
sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring or antimicrobial preservatives.
The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives