Cytoplan Betaine & Pepsin
As we age, hydrochloric acid production in the stomach frequently declines and this can give rise to gut symptoms including bloating and feeling excessively full for long periods after eating.
- Hydrochloric acid has a number of important functions within the stomach - it assists with the digestion of food; creates an acidic environment in the stomach necessary for the protein-digesting enzyme pepsin to work and for the absorption of some minerals e.g. iron, calcium and zinc. It also kills undesirable bacteria in the food (i.e. sterilises ingested food)
- Pepsin is a protein digesting enzyme produced in the stomach, where protein digestion begins. It works best at a low pH (i.e. an acidic environment)
- Each Betaine HCL with Pepsin capsule provides betaine hcl 345mg and pepsin 10mg