Thorne Research Betaine HCL & Pepsin offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin from a porcine source. Unlike many supplement companies, the pepsin utilized in Thorne Research's product is pure, undiluted, and lactose-free. This product enhances protein stomach acidity as well as promoting protein breakdown and absorption. It benefits individuals with occasional indigestion.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Pepsin (Porcine pancreas) (320,000 FCC Pepsin units/capsule)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, L-Leucine, and Silicon Dioxide.
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as directed by a health-care practitioner. For occasional use only. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond four weeks. Do not take this product out of the capsule.
Caution: This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency or cystic fibrosis. Do not use if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes and/or pork proteins. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/epigastric pain and/or heartburn have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use (and consult a healthcare practitioner).
Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial (colours, sweeteners, or flavours), lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium, calcium, and vegetable stearates.