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Betaine Hydrochloride

  • Gluten Free

Introduced in 1947

Product # Content Price
1520 180 Tablets $19.00

Betaine Hydrochloride supports normal gastrointestinal pH.*

  • Supports healthy protein digestion
  • Promotes healthy gastric pH
  • Enhances calcium, iron, and vitamin B12 absorption*
How does Betaine Hydrochloride support healthy protein digestion?

Betaine Hydrochloride increases the level of hydrochloric acid in the gut for proper digestion and overall gastrointestinal function. Normal levels of hydrochloric acid are required for complete digestion of proteins and absorption of amino acids.1 Pepsin supports protein digestion in the stomach.2*

How does Betaine Hydrochloride support healthy gastrointestinal function?

Supplemental hydrochloric acid is thought to help digestion by supporting gastric acid secretions needed to denature proteins and absorb minerals and vitamins, including calcium, iron, and vitamin B12, particularly for older adults.3,4

Hydrochloric acid secreted by the stomach assists protein digestion by converting pepsinogen to pepsin, the enzyme that breaks down proteins into peptides and amino acids.5 This product contains pepsin to support this process.

Betaine Hydrochloride may be used for long-term support, as directed by a health care professional.*

Who can benefit from taking Betaine Hydrochloride?

Lower levels of hydrochloric acid may be more common in older individuals.6 Reduced gastric acidity may contribute to age-related bone weight and density challenges.7 Betaine Hydrochloride may be used for long-term support, as directed by a health care professional.*

  • 1. Chu S., Schubert M.L. 2012. Gastric secretion. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 28(6):587-93.
  • 2. Pepsin. 2015. Encyclopaedia Brittanica.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. John B.K., Bullock M., Brenner L., McGaw C., Scolapio J.S. 2013. Nutrition in the elderly. Frequently asked questions. Am J Gastroenterol. 108(8):1252-66.
  • 5. See note 2 above.
  • 6. Britton E., McLaughlin J.T. 2013. Ageing and the gut. Proc Nutr Soc. 72(1):173-7.
  • 7. Keller J., Schinke T. 2013. The role of the gastrointestinal tract in calcium homeostasis and bone remodeling. Osteoporos Int. 24(11):2737-48.

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Whole Food Nutrient Solutions

Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.

Our products include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The majority of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm and may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying for use in our products. The resulting whole food ingredients are then added to a formula that may include whole food extracts, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, botanicals, whole food isolates, and synthetic ingredients. These highly complex combinations contain a variety of elements designed to trigger trophic effects that support the body’s healthy balance and wellness.*


Suggested Use: Two tablets per meal, or as directed.

Special Information: Chewing this product is not recommended.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tablets Servings per Container: 90
Amount per Serving %DV
Calories 1  
Proprietary Blend: 605 mg Betaine hydrochloride, ammonium chloride, calcium lactate, pepsin (1:10,000), and magnesium citrate.

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, lactose (milk), and calcium stearate.

Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.