HCl and pepsin are naturally occurringgastric-juice components that
render nutrients availablefor absorption and biological activity.
Specifically, betaineHCl is an acidic form of betaine, which promotes
optimalgastric lumen acidity and pepsin is a protein-digestingenzyme
that catalyzes the splitting of peptide bonds.
Pure Encapsulations Betaine HCl is synthetically
derived.Pepsin is sourced from porcine. Vitamin C (ascorbylpalmitate) is
derived from corn dextrose fermentation andpalm oil. Hypo-allergenic
plant fiber is derived from pinecellulose.
Healthy Digestive Function:
Betaine HCl and pepsinpromote the solubilization of food particles and
thehealthy absorption and utilization of nutrients, includingprotein,
calcium, vitamin B12, and iron. Contact withgastric juices causes
protein and polysaccharidedegradation, allowing them to become more
accessible tothe actions of the hydrolytic enzymes in the duodenumand
jejunum. Furthermore, HCl contributes to the naturallyacidic environment
of the stomach necessary for healthymicrobial balance.