Betaine hydrochloride increases the level of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach necessary for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food. HCl assists in complete digestion of protein by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes, renders the stomach sterile against orally ingested pathogens, prevents bacterial or fungal overgrowth of the small intestine, and facilitates the absorption of many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
In the absence of adequate HCl, poor digestion can arise leading to a range of digestive symptoms, such as bloating, belching, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation. Betaine hydrochloride helps restore the proper acid levels in the stomach and maintain healthy gastrointestinal function. Taking betaine hydrochloride prior to or during meals can help to kick-start the digestive process and help the body digest and break down foods.
Fenugreek seeds help sooth the gastrointestinal tract by providing mucilage to calm down inflammation by coating the lining of the stomach and intestines. Natural Factors Betaine Hydrochloride with Fenugreek supports normal digestion and helps alleviate any symptoms of digestive insufficiency.