Betaine 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.