Lamberts Betaine HCl provides 324mg of Betaine HCl and 5mg of Pepsin to aid digestion and help replace some of the lost acidity in the stomach. Betaine HCI is particularly beneficial for the elderly.
The stomach naturally produces hydrochloric acid to keep its content acidic. This is important for effective digestion by enzymes and for killing pathogenic bacteria present in the food. Additionally, several minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc rely on this acid for their utilisation in the body. However, as we age we tend to produce less acid, and so a supplement may be helpful
Our In-House pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written an article about Betaine HCI with Pepsin:
Dosage: One to three tablets daily.
Does not contain Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk and milk products, Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish and Yeast.