Thorne Research Betaine HCL & Pepsin

Product ID: TH00415

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Thorne Research B.P.P - Betaine HCL & Pepsin

Indigestion affects millions of people every day. For some, eating fatty foods can bring on heartburn. For others, simple carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) may cause gas and bloating. And for other individuals, spicy foods can cause them grief. Although what we eat greatly influences the frequency and severity of indigestion, this discomfort could be related to an underlying problem poor digestive enzyme activity.

Situations such as illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, and can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to occasional heartburn, gas, bloating, and other forms of gastrointestinal discomfort.


  • for optimal stomach acidity
  • promotes protein breakdown and absorption
  • benefits individuals with occasional indigestion
  • available in bottles of 225 and 450 capsules

Directions: Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by a health-care practitioner

Two Capsules Contain:

Betaine Hydrochloride* 1.04 g.
Pepsin (Porcine) 47 mg.

*Equivalent to 16 grains

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

Note: Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.

Take 1 capsule with each meal, up to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you have porcine allergies; or if you have gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or peptic ulcer disease. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any prescription medications, such as acarbose. Discontinue use if you have a gastrointestinal reaction, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or heartburn. Take with or immediately before a meal/food. Use the smallest effective dose that controls symptoms. Swallow whole/Do not crush or chew. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health-care practitioner. If you have a cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency or cystic fibrosis, consult a health-care practitioner prior to use. If you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers, are taking anticoagulant agents or anti-inflammatory agents, or are having surgery, consult a health-care practitioner prior to use. If you are sensitive to pancreatic enzyme or pork proteins, do not use this product. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.

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Shu-chen Liu

Thorne Research Betaine HCL & Pepsin

Colleen Geis
Digestive aid

I’ve used this produce for years. It’s very helpful with digestion, and because of that helps me feel generally physically and mentally well.

Vivian Lee

This product was referred by my ND due to its purity and potency. I have been taking this for a year. Vitasave offers the best price, although it did recently increase. I look forward to the option of 450 capsules as I use 6 capsules per meal.

Calvin Hedge
Satisfied customer

I have been using this product for a number of years to aid in digestion. The quality has been excellent and the price lower than most sources although it jumped up in price recently.


I have been using this product for a year now and it does wonder to help with acid reflux and digestive issues. I would recommand this product as well as HCL with added digestive enzymes if you have digestive issues.