Support your digestion with the acidic components it may need, to fully digest foods you love
With Dr Mercola Betaine HCL and Pepsin, you receive 650 mg of Betaine HCL and 50 mg of Fungal Pepsin fromAspergillus niger, with the ideal potency 1:10,000.
Unlike porcine (pig)-derived pepsin, fungal-sourced pepsin works robustly in either acid or alkaline conditions and improves macronutrient digestion. And because it is highly purified, no non-enzyme fungal materials stay behind in your gut.
Indigestion can be caused by many things. While excess stomach acid often gets blamed for gastric distress, the truth is you need stomach acid, or gastric juice, to properly digest your food and to:
Assist protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin.
Help protect your stomach against ingested threats.
Maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your small intestine.
Promote the healthy, normal flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes to support the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.
Help with the absorption of minerals and nutrients, including vitamin C and B12, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and folate.
When you supplement with betaine HCL and pepsin, two components of gastric juice, you help provide the optimal pH environment for the digestion of protein in your stomach.