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Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin

Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin

Item: SW350

  • HCl and pepsin deliver natural assistance for your stomach

  • Helps your stomach break down proteins more effectively and efficiently

  • Each convenient capsule delivers 325 mg betaine HCl and 82 mg of pepsin

250 Caps
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Retail $13.99
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  • HCl and pepsin deliver natural assistance for your stomach

  • Helps your stomach break down proteins more effectively and efficiently

  • Each convenient capsule delivers 325 mg betaine HCl and 82 mg of pepsin

Problems with protein? We all need protein in our diets, but for some of us, it poses a special challenge to our digestive systems. This special formula gives your stomach a little natural assistance to help it break down proteins more efficiently. It features pepsin, a naturally occurring enzyme that helps digest proteins, with betaine hydrochloride to promote proper pH levels in the stomach. Together they make an excellent digestive team to help tackle protein problems.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Betaine HCl (betaine hydrochloride) 325 mg *
Pepsin 1:3000 82 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, magnesium stearate.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule one to two times per day with water during or immediately following a meal.

Relative Size

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Shipping Weight

.50 lbs

Swanson Premium Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good supplement Most people don't realize the lies about stomach acid...antacids are a hoax, soda and other carbonated beverages are neutralizing the acid in people's order to properly digest protein and properly absorb a host of necessary nutrients, strong stomach acid is a's the way we were created. This product does a great job of increasing stomach acid PH when needed. November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 . . . . 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 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 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 Great for Digestion I take this with each meal. Digestion is better. Price is great . May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HCL This product has helped my digestion immensely. April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 Good product great price Very good product helps me absorb nutrition better January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great digestive aid I am pleased with the digestive help I receive through this product. December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by digestive aid This has helped me with digestion a great deal. November 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 Best Purchase Ever Price was fantastic. Convenient and effective. February 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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