People with abnormal gut flora may have low stomach acid production. Toxins produced by overgrowth of Candida species, Clostridia and other pathogens have a strong ability to reduce secretion of stomach acid. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, recommends that GAPS patients supplement with stomach acid, where appropriate. The most physiological preparation available is Betaine HCl with Pepsin.
Individuals suffering with stomach and intestinal problems most frequently assume that heartburn, indigestion, gas, and reflux are caused by overproduction of stomach acid. This common misconception has been strongly reinforced by our conventional medical profession, whose practitioners routinely prescribe stomach acid blocking medications at the slightest sign of stomach dysfunction. Strangely enough, the symptoms of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, HCl) over-production and under production are virtually identical.
Each capsule contains 200 mg Betaine HCl USP and 4 mg plant-derived Pepsin USP. Other Ingredients: Cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), and silicon dioxide. Nutrivene Betaine with Pepsin contains no milk, eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, or ingredients from these sources.
Keep out of the reach of children. Keep lid tightly closed and in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to excessive heat. This product should be consumed at the beginning of each meal with the first bite of food.
Each bottle of Nutrivene Betaine HCl with Pepsin contains 90 capsules.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.