Thorne Research, Betaine HCL & Pepsin, 625 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)
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Good value for a lot of HCL in a form that's easily available
5 people found the following review helpful
Posted by RedYetiDave on Dec 07, 2011
The trouble with some HCL supplements is that they are in pill form - and if you're taking HCL pills are not the easiest thing to break down. Meaning you probably don't see as much of the HCL in your stomach as quickly as you'd want.
These are capsules containing powder so they melt easily.
They are also about three times the strength per capsule of most of the other HCL supplements out there so if you have to take several of some other brand, there are less to take with these.
As a bonus they contain pepsin and the reckoning out there (by people like Chris Kresser) is that both should be taken together.
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3 people found the following review helpful
Posted by 5193939841330322921 on Oct 31, 2012
I have had digestion and constipation problems for years. No more laxatives and my skin and hair are no longer oily all the time.
Helps to absorb nutrients from food
Posted by Reviewer2098658 on Aug 04, 2013
Nothing seemed to improve my extremely low iron level until I started taking this product. Doctors could not explain why (most of them are useless anyway). As it turned out, I had very low acidicy in my stomach, so most nutrients were not absorbed properly, including iron and calcium. This product has helped immensely.
Typical Thorne Product = Great Stuff!
Posted by Reviewer2764498 on May 31, 2011
I have used other HCL products in the past and for whatever reason, this product does not cause heartburn. I suspect that is due to the capsules vs. caplets. The price seemed really right also, but be aware that the way the product is written led me to believe that one cap was the dose - it's two. Sometimes, I combine one / two caps with NOW enzymes which have a 20% HCL content. I believe I will be using this product only in the future though the NOW HCL (besides the enzymes) is also good. BTW, I-Herb is great to deal with!
1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1715581 on Oct 01, 2011
I take Betaine on and off as needed. This product is very good.