also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, non-heme iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Numerous studies have shown acid secretion declines with advancing age. Impaired HCl production and
secretion are also associated with a number of clinical conditions, requiring long-term supplementation.
Hypochlorhydria and achlorhydria are conditions in which the production of hydrochloric acid in the digestive juices of the stomach is low or absent, respectively. Overuse of antacids can lead to hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid), which can result in poor protein digestion and the potential for development of allergies. Thorne offers HCl (hydrochloric acid) and pure pepsin from a porcine source. Unlike many supplement companies, the pepsin utilized in Thorne’s product is pure, undiluted, and lactose-free.
|Supplement Facts||Dosage:1-2 capsules with each meal
A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.
SPECIAL NOTE: Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.
|Name||Thorne Research, Betaine HCL & Pepsin 225 capsules|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|