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.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
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.
I have acid reflux and am usually able to control it with healthy eating choices. When I eat white carbs and sugar my reflux flairs and then I take this pill. I have found that you must drink a glass of water to make it work, otherwise it sort of just "sits" in your throat, making things worse. I highly recommend this to people who take tums, this is so much better for you!
Posted by 4612120995713906551 on May 05, 2016
This product worked for really well me in terms of aiding my digestion. However, it seems my body does not like the gentian very much. It made me very bloated after consuming it, often for the whole day. It's a pity, as gentian is such a great digestive bitter. I can't fault Doctor's Best, they formulate awesome products, many of which I take with no problems. However, this is the first one that simply wasn't for me.
Posted by Reviewer2345336 on May 03, 2016
good product, good value
Posted by Reviewer3222410 on Apr 07, 2016
rarely get heartburn any more. This is a life saver
Worked first day I used it! Cured uncontrollable diarrhea in 1.5 days!
Posted by Reviewer2161520 on Feb 28, 2016
I got a virus/flu/cold and it triggered uncontrollable diarrhea and cramping for almost two months from it. I have always had looser bowels, but this virus put me over the edge. Dr. checked everything and nothing was out of sorts. I did some research and decided to try this product. I took only one capsule with each meal/snack and within 1.5 days I had a firm stool, much less stomache cramping, and was able to sleep through the night! I tested it with eating a few things that would normally cause issues, and I did well still. I had tried digestive enzymes, gobs of probiotics, and ox bile, in an attempt to balance whatever was going on in my digestive system. This totally did the trick and fast! I am hypothyroid and many of us have poor stomach acid so I thought I would try it. Bitter foods also trigger bile, and I eat protein at every meal, so this took care of it all!
Would not go without.
Posted by 5080746323856060355 on Feb 04, 2016
Haven't had to buy or use any heartburn pills since I stared taking this. I take one after lunch and dinner and my digestive problems has decreased highly. If you suffer from any kind of heart burn or indigestion please buy. I highly recommend this. Will never again but anything else. Thank you Doctors best.