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 iHerb Customer on July 23 2012 | Verified Purchase
Cheaper than a Poliquin supplement and has exactly the same ingredients. Though I'm not convinced this supplement is necessary.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 25 2008 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 2 2015 | Verified Purchase
Hi I have started this product 2 weeks ago. First I have taken 1 tablet.my bloating got reduced.I continued for 5 days with protein in my diet. On the 6th day I ate chicken with lots of spicy and from that day onwards I have got severe hiccups. I could not control my hiccups so I have taken rabeprazole one tablet after that my stomach started bloating and gas. I couldn't stop bloating and gas now. Even though I am taking betaine HCL with pepsin tablet but gas pain and bloating of stomach couldn't be reduced. Can you tell me how to avoid bloating gas and hiccups please sir
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 3 2016 | Verified Purchase
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 iHerb Customer on November 19 2014 | Verified Purchase
I have been taking the Betaine HCL for a couple of weeks now when I am eating protein in my meal. I feel that it is helping with my digestion so will continue and see how things improve
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 29 2010 | Verified Purchase
I think the Now Bataine works better for me
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 16 2009 | Verified Purchase
Taking this with Doctor's Best Digestive Enzymes. Not sure how helpful it is.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 12 2016 | Verified Purchase
yet I do not use, but I had other products of the company and were very good
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 19 2018 | Verified Purchase
Had a bit of a burn and reflux after taking - but that may be a good sign - that I already have enough stomach acid. Will try again later.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 17 2017 | Verified Purchase
Bought it to test and see if i had more acid or less. Seems like i dont have a problem with less acid in the stomach as after taking this i have bad reflaux issues.
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