Douglas Laboratories Betaine Plus
Douglas Laboratories Betaine Plus supplies 650 mg of Betaine HCl and 140 mg of Pepsin in each easy to swallow capsule. Betaine Hydrochloride and pepsin (from porcine) aid in the digestion of proteins and food in the stomach.
The breakdown of dietary protein begins in the stomach where gastric hydrochloric acid (HCl) assumes an important role in protein digestion and other processes. Hydrochloric acid acts as a catalyst in the activation of pepsin from pepsinogen.
Active pepsin is a proteolytic enzyme which splits large protein molecules into smaller polypeptides. Additionally, hydrochloric acid acts directly on dietary proteins by loosening up their macromolecular structure (denaturing). Gastric hydrochloric acid also helps reduce poorly available trivalent ferric iron into more soluble and absorbable divalent ferrous iron.
Serving Size 1 Capsules
Amount Per Serving ...... %DV
(from 650 mg Betaine HCL)
Pepsin (1:10,000)...........140 mg......*
*Daily Value not established.
Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), and vegetable stearate.
Adults take as directed by physician only.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.