Betaine HCL

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Betaine HCL is believed to help promote digestive health.

Because of its acidic content and the fact that it is partially derived from an acid present in the gastrointestinal tract, this makes it a perfect candidate of a supplement to support digestive aid. In fact, Betaine HCL applies an additional amount of HCL which can be further utilized during the digestive process to help break down proteins. This makes Betaine HCL an ideal supplement for anyone with frequent indigestion issues.

Health Benefits Provided By Betaine HCL

Anyone that possesses a low amount of stomach acid can have frequent problems with indigestion which can cause stomach upset, and in worse cases, a failure for the body to absorb nutrients correctly which could easily result in fatigue and possible general sickness until the issue is resolved. If it is suspected that this might be your problem then Betaine HCL is an ideal supplement to handle the job; as the introduction of more HCL into the system should be enough to keep the digestive tract in working order once more.

The presence of Homocysteine in the system, an acid which scientists believe may be linked to cases of poor cardiovascular health or other kinds of heart issues can be reduced by maintaining good levels of Betaine. In addition to this, the presence of Betaine helps promote the production of more Carnitine, which itself, is an acid that contributes to overall physical health by making the burning of fat much more energy efficient.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 800 milligrams
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Betaine Hydrochloride... 800mg *
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet


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As a dietary supplement, take 200 to 800 mg daily, or as directed by physician. Use a milligram scale for accurate measurement.

Serving Size & Timing

The serving size suggested for Betaine HCL is about 200 to 800 mg to be taken either directly before or directly after any meals of the day. It is to be taken once a day, though these levels and the frequency can be adjusted depending on intended effect. Also, if taking as an oral solution, as mentioned before, it is best to wash the mouth out thoroughly before and afterwards to clear up any leftover acidity which may cause damage to the teeth. If any side effects such as chest or abdominal pain are felt after administering, discontinue your course immediately.

Betaine HCL Side Effects

As long as the suggested serving sizes are strictly adhered to, Betaine HCL is completely safe to take. If overdosing a bit on the recommended amount, Betaine Hydrochloride has been known to cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, the symptoms most often associated with overdosing on any supplement. Anyone that is pregnant or nursing, or that has any kind of disease of the kidney or the liver should avoid taking Betaine HCL without first consulting a doctor.

Bioavailability of Betaine HCL

The taste of Betaine HCL is quite sour as might be expected, and it is also quite strong. It dissolves well into water, but to match the acidity of the powder it might be best to mix it with something such as lemonade. In fact, it has even been said to taste something like lemonade if a sweetener is added to the mixture. Betaine HCL differs greatly in taste from the related solution, Betaine Anhydrous. The latter is much milder while the former is very acidic and tart. This is explained by the acid content present in the HCL portion of the substance that is not present in the anhydrous solution.

There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.

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.

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