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Re: Betaine HCl with Pepsin

Postby steve-born » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:58 am

Hello Michael -

When taken as a supplement, betaine hydrochloride provides extra hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which purportedly helps with the overall digestive process and the absorption of nutrients. Pepsin is one of three principal protein-degrading (a.k.a. proteolytic) enzymes in the digestive system so it helps with the breakdown and digestion of dietary proteins.

Bluebonnet Nutrition makes a good Betaine HCL + Pepsin product, which you should be able to find in most health food stores. If not, here's a good online store that carries the product:

http://www.iherb.com/Bluebonnet-Nutriti ... /9082?at=0

Digest Caps is a probiotic supplement that provides four different healthy bacteria. It's not a true digestive enzyme product but in a peripheral way it does help support healthy digestion. So yes, you could take it along with a Betaine HCL/Pepsin supplement.

I hope this helps!

Sincerely -

Steve
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