Description Usage Supplement Facts Betaine Hydrochloride for support of stomach digestion* The breakdown of dietary protein begins in the stomach where gastric hydrochloric acid 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. Protein Digestion Support: Betaine HCl supports optimal gastric pH, important for the enhanced digestion of protein and other nutrients.* Supports Gastrointestinal Function: Betaine HCL may support overall gastrointestinal function.* Digestive: Dietary supplement formulated to support G.I. health and its highly complex ecosystem.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Adults take one capsule just before or during each meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children Do not use if gastric hyperacidity or peptic ulcers are present. These capsules are intended to be taken whole, not pulled apart. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 capsule Servings per container: 250 Ingredients Amount %DV* Betaine Hydrochloride 648 mg † Other Ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule),water, silica and magnesium stearate † Daily Value not established.