Normalising low stomach acid.
As people age, hydrochloric acid secretion may be reduced, resulting in decreased levels of pepsin, which is needed to break down proteins into smaller, more easily absorbed substances. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. In many cases of indigestion the stomach acid is too low as opposed to too high. The combination of Betaine hydrochloride and pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic. This product may be taken in conjunction with Essential Enzymes for those requiring extra support with carbohydrate and fat digestion.