Doctor's Best, Betaine HCL Pepsin & Gentian Bitters, 120 Capsules
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- Science-Based Nutrition
- Dietary Supplement
- Promotes Digestive Efficiency
Betaine HCL/Pepsin/Gentian Bitters contains three nutritional factors that perform complementary functions designed to support the efficiency of the digestive process. Supplementing with Betaine HCL may support the stomach's digestive capacity. Pepsin is an enzyme produced by the body to digest protein-containing foods in the stomach. Pepsin works in conjunction with stomach acid to support protein digestion. Gentian is an herb used to promote digestive capacity and tonify the digestive tract. Its bitter nature may help to stimulate the body's production of digestive enzymes.
For even further enhancement of digestive support, use this supplement in conjunction with Best Digestive Enzymes-All Vegetarian, a uniquely formulated, full-spectrum high potency digestive enzyme blend.
Take 1 capsule with each meal, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Gelatin (capsule), stearic acid, magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide.
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.
Non-GMO and Gluten Free
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
|Servings Per Container: 120 servings|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Betaine HCL||650 mg||†|
|Pepsin 1:10,000||25 mg||†|
|Gentian (Gentiana lutea) root||20 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
This digestive aid does seem to help. I have always struggled against the common "logic" that directs us toward reducing stomach acids when experiencing digestive upsets. If I have "stomach" issues, I seem to tolerate a V8 juice better than any other liquid. Contrary to common wisdom, you would think that the acidity would cause rather than resolve issues with reflux or indigestion. However, I have found in using this product that my food seems to break down more efficiently and progress through the stomach sooner. It would seem that retaining a volume of unprocessed retained foods in the stomach that created or aggravated my issues. While results with such products vary from person to person, I have found adding this occasionally at known "problem" meals has definitely removed the unwanted after effects for me personally.
As a "femme d'un certain age" (48, if you must know), I am assuming that my stomach acid is no longer as strong as it used to be (that's what you read, at least). I take these to try and ensure that I absorb nutrients better and don't waste the good food I make for myself and my family. When I run out of them, I do feel the difference, so I've already re-ordered these several times. I can definitely recommend them, particularly if you are low in magnesium. You need strong stomach acid to absorb magnesium, so I sometimes even take these on an empty stomach (just one capsule) when I take my Dr's Best High Absorption magnesium between meals. With meals which are high in fat and/or protein, I sometimes take two. Oh, and I also like the fact that these also contain the gentian bitters. I sometimes use a liquid bitter and they do help to calm your stomach if you've had a heavy meal. So, five stars for this one, too!!!
Posted by 5200760968934544760 on Jun 21, 2016
I have abnormal problems with gerd..bloathing...I always use controloc, panthaprazol...but now I get 1-3 daily and it is ok... I still feels my reflux...but how was it....
Posted by Reviewer2443775 on Jun 05, 2016
Gives more acid to digest fat and proteins
Posted by 5128264349696867762 on Jun 03, 2016
the product is good felt the heat after taking several pills so it does work but didnt help me much cause i was doubting that i might have low acid in my tummy and bought this to test it but seems my problems are from something else
yet I do not use
Posted by 5067119457281927627 on May 12, 2016
yet I do not use, but I had other products of the company and were very good