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Now Foods, Betaine HCL, 648 mg, 120 Capsules

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  • Expiration Date: Sep 2018
  • Shipping Weight: 0.41 lbs (0.19 kg)
  • Product Code: NOW-02938
  • UPC Code: 733739029386
  • Package Quantity: 120 Capsules
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
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Product Overview


  • Digestive Enzyme
  • With 150 mg of Pepsin
  • GMP Quality Assured
  • A Dietary Supplement

NOW Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin is formulated for maximum potency. It combines Betaine Hydrochloride with pepsin that is standardized to National Formulary requirements. This blend is encapsulated for quick delivery and is a great complement to any dietary regime.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule just before each meal. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Optimal Digestive System.

Other Ingredients

Gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.


Caution: Do not take in case of stomach or duodenal ulcers. Do not take on an empty stomach.

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Betaine HCL 648 mg *
Pepsin Enzyme (NF 1:10,000) 150 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews

It definitely works, but guessing correct dose is a required skill.

Posted by 5066086616369860620 on Oct 09, 2016

I'm still experimenting with this product. So far it appears to be doing what it's intended to do. I just need to get the doses correct, which means judging dose by meal size, and particularly the amount of protein in each meal. That's the difficulty in trying to guess one's stomach acid needs.

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Works wonders if trouble with multiple food intolerances

Posted by 5564075400975371890 on Sep 28, 2016

This product does the trick if you struggle with multiple food sensitivites ( wheat, dairy, eggs etc etc ). The only ''problem'' with betaine hcl is that you have to find the right dose for it to work properly. My recommendation : follow Dr Wrights advice as outlined in his book.

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Posted by 5483072786365592890 on Sep 17, 2016

I didnt find these were as good as the Thorne Bio-Gest I bought but it totally depends on your budget! They do work and it is a high dose per cap.

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No need to take more than 3 capsules per meal!

Posted by psoriasis on Aug 26, 2016

Established brand - NOW - and Betaine HCL does what you want from this supplement. Just do not get fooled by those who say you need 7 capsules per meal. There is (almost) no gain if you go over 3 capsules per meal. The pH won't get significantly lower when taking 7 capsules over 3 capsules. This supplement will get you about 2 pH with 3 capsules and taking another 4 is almost useless because pH does not work like that! Like if you had pH 6 and take 3 capsules you would get pH 2 but another 3 capsules won't make it pH 1. The pH then decreases just a little bit and taking a lot of capsules will just cost you a lot of money.

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Very satisfied with my digestion after this product.

Posted by 5321391448417352504 on Aug 20, 2016

I have low stomach acid due to low thyroid function and this is helping me so much to digest the food. I can tell the difference- before knowing about it I had often need to lay down after simple breakfast.Now no steak can scare me:)

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