Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens, it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine, and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes.* Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc.* Numerous studies show hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach declines with advancing age. The overuse of antacid products can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which can further inhibit digestion.
Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health professional.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Amount Per Serving
Betaine Hydrochloride ... 1.04g
Pancreatin ... 200mg
Pepsin ... 40mg
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose Capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
Multi Enzyme should not be used concurrent with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.
B.P.P. is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. It is not recommended to remove the B.P.P. powder from the capsule to take orally, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.