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Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin

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"My husband won't eat protein without taking betaine hydrochloride. He says it has made a world of difference in his digestion." ~product review by Kabe83

  • Provides all 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.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Betaine HCl (betaine hydrochloride) 325 mg *
Pepsin 1:3000 (contains lactose from milk) 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.

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Swanson Premium Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin Reviews

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

Hydrochloric Acid w/Pepsin 4.4 5 26 29
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
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
. . . . 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
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
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
Great for Digestion I take this with each meal. Digestion is better. Price is great . May 29, 2013
HCL This product has helped my digestion immensely. April 21, 2013
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
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
Good product great price Very good product helps me absorb nutrition better January 29, 2013
Great digestive aid I am pleased with the digestive help I receive through this product. December 25, 2012
digestive aid This has helped me with digestion a great deal. November 1, 2012
Didn't work for me Did nothing for me, even if I took 2. Sending back. June 19, 2012
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
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
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
Best Purchase Ever Price was fantastic. Convenient and effective. February 23, 2012
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
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
Swanson HCL You have to take double the number of caps of this product to equal the HCL dosage in most other brands' caps, which really ups the price. And then, they still just don't work well. April 20, 2011
I take 2 capsules when I eat a meal with eggs or meat. My digestion is much better and I feel better with this supplement. January 27, 2011
good half strenght These are half the strength of some of the others ... but sometimes that is all you need to arest the full tummy feeling that comes with a low acid stomach... These are a good starting point to find out how much your stomach can take ...simply take 1 more with each meal untill that teltale burning then just back 1 off you intake... you will find out how different foods need different doses.... June 27, 2010
To acid gives stomach pain to much acid for me. January 11, 2010
We like this product My husband and I both use the HCL when we take our calcium so that the calcium will digest properly. We are very happy with this product. It is the right amount for our use. It is not too strong. and the price is excellent. I have purchased this twice, and I will do it again. October 11, 2009
I've used this product for years and it has been very helpful. I've recomended it to several friends. August 4, 2009
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