Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5 out of 5 by wastenot Good Helper
Some nutritionists say Betaine Hydrochloride should include pepsin to be effective. It is nice to find this product which has not only pepsin but also papain and bromelain to aid in digestive health. I found taking it a half-hour after a meal was beneficial. 4 leaves for satisfaction is due to my having to chew the hefty tablets which are not very tasty. That's a minor inconvenience that won't apply to everyone but is worth it to have the effects it provides.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by myakoda Good for digesting protein
I take one or two of these after meals with protein. I feel like I am doing better with my digestion now that I take these regularly.
January 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by milosmom something's wrong
I purchased this product on three occasions. The first two times the pills had a faint odor of pepsin that was fine. In the last two bottles I bought, the pills had a foul odor that reminded me of cat urine. Needless to say, the bottles went into the trash. I will not buy or recommend the Country Life brand - their quality control seems pretty unreliable.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gretas Works Well
I take these with all my meals, and with vitamins and minerals. It really helps with digestion, eliminating gas. Swanson has the best price around, too.
September 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by dieselfan hard to swallow
a very large pill is hard for me to swallow, i chop them up
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MorganM Another great product.
I've been taking this product for 3+ years and it'beenvery helpful. Recently found it on Swanson's at a much better price. Am so pleased and greatful.
November 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Serena44 Contains Milk Now- Reformulated
I loved this for years but recently Country Life reformulated it to include cow's milk as an ingredient. The label should be clearly marked as reformulated but it wasn't-- Beware.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GrandmaSage It works great for me
HCL has always been a favorite of mine and I appreciate the High Potency offered in this product at a reasonable price. I prefer capsules to tablets, but these are not difficult to get down and seem to digest easily.
April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicole1881 I love this and will continue to take!
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mevina Ahh a comfortable tummy
I tried this product on a whim and now don't want to be without it. I especially like it when I take a bunch of health supplement capsules and tabs at once, or for some reason eat a meal of all or mostly cooked foods. It seems to help me digest even these in comfort.
September 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cooster best
these are the best
great strength, 250 in the bottle
work well for me, they add the extra acid i need
no adverse effects
August 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by sainthilary Excellent Product!
I have taken Betaine Hydrochloride for many years, and I can say that this is my favorite Betaine product out there. The formula is high potency, delivering double the dose of many other products. Each tablet also contains a few helper enzymes: papain, bromelain, and pepsin, making this formula complete. Each tablet has a slight glaze on it, so it goes down easy.
Betaine is also known as Trimethylglycine (TMG), and is classified along with Folic Acid, B6, and B12 as a methylating agent. So, yes, this product is a TMG supplement. However, this supplement contains the hydrochloride form of Betaine, and is acidic, so buyers wanting a TMG supplement should be aware of this, and that there are other, non-acidic, forms of TMG available.
Overall, this is a great Betaine HCL product. It is potent and affordable.
October 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shadyflwrs I was having a lot of problems with my digestion. This products helps significantly. I reach for it every time I feel any digestive distress.
This product is an excellent value for the price. It helps me greatly in digesting my food and I have found that I have much less digestive upset. I take 1-2 before meals.
August 25, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thea Effective Product
I highly recommend this supplement for those wishing to improve their digestive health. Betaine with the addition of Bromelain - 2000 GDU's in a 500mg tablet - is a remarkably effective combination in assisting proper intestinal function.
This particular product is a staple in my nutritional regimen!
April 9, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amjoba One of My Favotries!
I have taken Betaine HCl with pepsin for years now, and I find it invaluable . If I don't take it, my digestion doesn't work nearly as well. With this product, I can enjoy many foods that otherwise I couldn't tolerate.
November 2, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweetspirit58 Great Product
I have trouble with my digestion and this product has been very helpful.
July 30, 2007