Betaine Plus, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 650 mg of Betaine HCl and 140 mg of Pepsin in each easy to swallow capsule.
The breakdown of dietary protein begins in the stomach where gastric hydrochloric acid (HCl) assumes an important role in protein digestion and other processes. Hydrochloric acid acts as a catalyst in the activation of pepsin from pepsinogen. Active pepsin is a proteolytic enzyme which splits large protein molecules into smaller polypeptides. Additionally, hydrochloric acid acts directly on dietary proteins by loosening up their macromolecular structure (denaturing).
Gastric hydrochloric acid also helps reduce poorly available trivalent ferric iron into more soluble and absorbable divalent ferrous iron.
Another physiological role of gastric hydrochloric acid is to protect the body from food-borne enteric infections through its antibacterial properties.
|Suggested Use||Adults take as directed by physician only.|
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
|Other Ingredients||Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), and vegetable stearate.|
|Warnings||Keep out of reach of children.|
|Name||Douglas Labs, Betaine Plus 100 Capsules|
|Serving Size||1 Capsule|
|Package Description||100 Capsules|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|