Doctor's Best, Betaine HCL Pepsin & Gentian Bitters, 120 Capsules
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|Combo Discount:||- $2.70|
- 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.
This gave me severe constipation, I am assuming it is the gentian because I am ok with the other ingredients. I previously used another brand and thought I'd be ok with Dr's Best because it's cheaper, now I have 2x120 bottles to give away. I think I'll go back to the other brand.
The best HCl
Posted by Suppster on Jan 12, 2017
I and many close have tested so many HCls and this has been by far the best, it works the best with enzymes. You need caution with the dosage to avoid possible stomach ache from too much (usually one is enough, depends on your health level), but it is easily fixed with either lots of water or something neutralizing eg magnesium or algae. I would hope this came in a smaller dosage too.
Works quite good
Posted by 5579232307653703931 on Dec 14, 2016
I am using it around 30 days, makes digestion easier.
Posted by 4728586642599610925 on Dec 02, 2016
Started with 5 and are now down to 1 a day. It definitely helps with my milk protein issues.
Posted by 5257653630083937574 on Dec 02, 2016
I have been telling people about this product for years. It has made a huge difference to reducing bloating and enabling absorption of minerals such as iron and zinc. I have trailed taking minerals and testing levels after 3 months using this product with taking minerals and not, and the serum results were amazing, my levels really picked up using this. The Ph of my stomach must have always been too high as I have always had bloating and low mineral status, this has changed everything. This is part of my secret to treating IBS successfully!
Value for money
Posted by 5665274423258229178 on Dec 01, 2016
I like the addition of gentian bitters in the formula. It helps stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. The price is excellent. The health benefits from betaine HCL are amazing especialy if you are blood type A. If you take a lot of supplements you need this. It helps with absorption of nutrients.