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Thorne Research, Betaine HCL & Pepsin, 450 Capsules

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Thorne Research, Betaine HCL & Pepsin, 450 Capsules

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450 Count
1 Bottle
450 Count
  • Expiration Date: March 2019
  • Shipping Weight:
    0.46 kg
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  • Product Code: THR-00469
  • UPC Code: 693749004691
  • Package Quantity: 450 Count
  • Dimensions:
    17.3 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm , 0.39 kg
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Product Overview


  • Dietary Supplement
  • GI Support
  • Gluten Free

Benefits individuals with occasional indigestion.

Betaine HCl & Pepsin promotes optimal stomach acidity, protein digestion, and enzyme activity.

Indigestion can be caused by many things – including inadequate amounts of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach. HCl secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens, it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine, and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes. Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Numerous studies have shown that hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach begins to decline with advancing age. Overuse of antacids or acid blockers can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which can result in poor protein digestion. Thorne's Betaine HCl & Pepsin comes from a porcine source.

Indigestion affects millions of people every day. For some, it's brought on by eating fatty foods. For others, simple carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) can cause gas and bloating. And for other individuals, spicy foods can cause them grief. Although what we eat greatly influences the frequency and severity of indigestion, this discomfort could also be related to an underlying problem – low hydrochloric acid (HCl) content in the stomach.

Situations such as illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, which can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to occasional indigestion, gas, bloating, and other forms of gastrointestinal discomfort. Maldigestion can also lead to digestive problems and poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in vitamin deficiencies (particularly fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K). Food allergies can develop when inadequately digested proteins are absorbed through a leaky gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact, the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies against them, resulting in an allergic response to the food. To ensure optimal digestion, an individual should make sure to have adequate HCl content in the stomach.

Suggested Use

Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Other Ingredients

Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.


Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly in a cool, dry place.

If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

Betaine hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 225
  Two Capsules Contain: % DV
Betaine Hydrochloride† 1 g *
Pepsin (Porcine) 47 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
†Equivalent to 16 grains
iHerb Customer Reviews

Totally useless product

Posted by iHerb Customer on March 25 2018 | Verified Purchase

I need supplements of HCl in order to digest food properly. Otherwise, I get sick an hour or two after eating. The Thorne Research HCl did absolutely nothing. Not only did I get sick just the same as if I hadn't taken any HCl, but I noticed that even if I waited 10-15 minutes between taking this HCl and eating, I didn't even get heartburn. That's not normal. If you take HCl on a empty stomach and don't eat after taking the HCl, you should get heartburn. So, it's proof that this brand of HCl supplement is totally useless.

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Nomore acid reflux. 🌻🌻🌻Please see my other reviews for clean products!🌻🌻🌻

Posted by Clean Products Lover on January 29 2018 | Verified Purchase

My gastritis and acid reflux have been resolved after taking HCL. This is the best HCL on iherb. I took 1 cap initially and have worked my way to 4 caps per meal now. I take digestive enzymes too. You take HCL when you consume protein (meat). However, during meals without meat, I find i digest better HCL. Will take lower dose when theres no meat to save money. For 5% discount please use code A - H - C - 5 8 9 4 without the spaces.

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@@@ Shirochan Cancer Protocol @@@ For Gut Health - A must have!

Posted by shirochan on January 15 2018 | Verified Purchase

My 5th purchase. I take my HCL every meal. Cannot do without it. Betaine HCL is taken for the purpose of correcting stomach acid. Hydrochloric acid is vital for the proper digestion of protein and the absorption of vitamins and minerals (especially vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc). My partner conquered his IBS because of HCL and digestive enzymes combi every meal. Every healing journey must start with gut health. If you have gut issues, most prob you'll need more stomach acid. Do not ever supplement with antacid for acid reflux, heart burn etc. the body is trying to tell you it needs more stomach acid and not less. Take one cap every meal and increase dosage every week. My max tolerance is 5caps per meal and that is what I take now. Try this with digestive enzymes. Your gut will love it! Please do go through my other reviews for the other products I use along with this. The products I select are mostly clean without the fillers and additives. Your kind support of my healing cancer naturally is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Great for digestion & eczema

Posted by iHerb Customer on November 26 2017 | Verified Purchase

This product really helps digest my meals. I take 2 with my main meals and I really notice the difference. It is particularly helpful with digesting meat. I have much less bloating. Also my eczema seems better.

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Great product

Posted by iHerb Customer on October 26 2017 | Verified Purchase

My son had bad acid reflux his whole life, when he was 20 years old the doctor said he needed to be on Nexium for the rest of his life. I thought "that cant be right" did my research and found out as my family suffer with Hashimoto ( under active thyroid) this is a common complaint. I bought these tablets and now we all take them with most meals.....no more problems....the doctor said he has to much acid but that's far from the truth he does not have enough. He has been off Nexium for over a year now.....very happy....

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