Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam37 Outstanding Product
This is the best betaine (Hydrochloric Acid) product currently available.
This is the same formula as Source Naturals (Betaine with Pepsin), except it is in capsule form instead of tablet. So it is superior. It is also the best price among betaine products, so this is a really great deal.
Stock up in case they stop selling it.
This is a healthy alternative to antacids. Take this with meals, especially meats, to help digestion. Betaine is also good as a supplement to help methylation, which is a basic chemical process important for good health and healthy aging. Betaine is good for the liver.
September 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Had2 works well
I would only change the filler, remove it and not have any filler. otherwise it works well.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ewittig Where Most Use an Antacid
My family considers me a health food nut, but several family members have taken my advice in using Betaine HCL with great results. I take Betaine HCL anytime my stomach feels bloated, especially after a large meal just before going to bed. What many consider to be an "acid" stomach causing heartburn and bloat is actually too little digestive enzymes and lack of digesting acids. All I can say is try it and you may be very pleasantly surprised. It works for me. It also works for some who would normally grab an antacid but now swear by Betaine HCL with Pepsin.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsDragon helps to break down your proteins
My chiropractor told me to try this to help break down the proteins I eat -- it they are not properly processed they store as fat. Trying to get rid of the matronly shape! Just start with these, so the "effectiveness" is still being decided, but I am sure it helps my digestive system.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Imwithcoach Inexpensive and effective
The difference when I forget, or don't have these handy when consuming cooked foods, is notable. This with the probiotic and digestive enzyme = no more distended stomach on this girl. Only flat and tight, without the aggrivation of fermenting food. Thank you!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeychellesK Helped me so much!
This has helped immeasurably to aid in my digestion of protein. However, I wish it came in a higher mg because in my particular case, I have to take a lot.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Effielou Helps with digestion
This product helps with digestion and I recommended it to my 88 year old aunt and she got hooked on it and always asks me to reorder it for her whenever I order. She's been taking it for at least 2 years now, maybe longer.
September 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by eridan Great product--need higher potency
These HCl caps are very effective and high quality. But, I have to take twice as many caps when compared with other brands because the potency is half that of some other brands. It would be great if Swanson would increase the potency to 650 mg Betaine HCl and 164 mg pepsin per capsule. And a 500-capsule bottle would make it even better!
September 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FitDoc1 . . . . AND I QUOTE. . . .
Right here on Swanson's website in the product description for their very own Swanson Premium Hydrochloric Acid with Pepsin capsules, Swanson states: "Helps your stomach break down proteins more effectively and efficiently." Hey - - - WORKS FOR ME. I use this product regularly. I like the results and the nice low price.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FitDoc1 FIRST THINGS FIRST
Lucky for all of us that Swanson's Premium Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin is both so reasonably priced and so effective as an aid to digestion in the stomach. . . . FIRST THINGS FIRST. . . . Personally, I take 1 or 2 capsules with or immediately after a protein balanced meal, one of my high protein 'cocktails,' and/or a big batch of my nutritional supplements. Works for me.
Also, lucky for all of us that Swanson Health Products has very reasonable prices on a good selection of high quality digestive enzyme products that have good formulas to work on the other foods we consume as they pass through our intestinal tract, no matter our age or condition.
How do you feel? Do you feel lucky today?
September 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tally Taking these with my meals has made such a difference for me. I have to take two for it to be effective but at this price it's still worth it.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by toourlady89 Great for Digestion
I take this with each meal. Digestion is better. Price is great .
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spinwear HCL
This product has helped my digestion immensely.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kabe83 Great product
My husband won't eat protein without taking betaine hydrochloride. He says it has made a world of difference in his digestion. And the price is a big improvement over what I was paying a local vitamin store.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KaceyS I love how this works!
I am grateful for this product because it makes my life so much easier. Meals are a pleasure now that I have this for back-up.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PalmBayPowerhouse Good product great price
Very good product helps me absorb nutrition better
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 85yearsyoung Great digestive aid
I am pleased with the digestive help I receive
through this product.
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tandembicycling digestive aid
This has helped me with digestion a great deal.
November 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by loobob Didn't work for me
Did nothing for me, even if I took 2. Sending back.
June 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by HealthCoach No Complaints
I take this product to be sure that my food is digesting well. I like the fact that it is a good value. I have been using it for some time. I have no complaints with it.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rparson Excellent product
I have used this product for several years now and find it most satisfactory. It is consistantly of good quality and does the job it is intended for.
March 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Man12 Love this Enzyme!
My husband and I use this product every night after dinner and occasionally after a heavy lunch. It acts fast and Ia hev not yet been able to find a better value on the web (and I search many sites!!).
March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanubeSales Best Purchase Ever
Price was fantastic. Convenient and effective.
February 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keith14 Works!
I'm very happy with Swanson brand Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin and just ordered my 2nd bottle. It helps me digest foods much better and I can feel it working within 2-3 minutes. Oddly, 2 capsules doesn't work as well for me as one. So I take one capsule per meal and it works great. Thank you Swanson!
December 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4EVERyoung Swanson Hydrochloric Acid
I take one at lunch and one with dinner to help break down proteins in my stomach for better absorbtion into the body. Now, sometimes I don't take it with lunch, it depends on the 'kind' of protein that I am eatting. So, if you're having eggs, yougart or a protein shake, then don't take it. If you're having steak, chicken or a burger, the take it, but take it right before or right after the meal, not an hour before or on an empty stomach. If you do that, then you will get acid reflux or heartburn.
September 14, 2011