Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL)

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What is Betaine HCL?

Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) is a lab-made chemical used as a dietary supplement to promote overall health and wellness. 


Betaine HCL can help with with hay fever and allergies. It supports heart health and contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system. It can help relieve diarrhea and may help support digestive health. Betaine HCL helps fortify the joints and supports a healthy liver.

  • May reduce effects of hay fever and allergies
  • Supports heart health
  • Contributes to a health cardiovascular system
  • May help relieve diarrhea
  • Supports digestive health
  • Fortifies the joints
  • Helps support liver health  
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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