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Older people may need Betaine HCL for digestion

Posted Apr 17 2012 10:09pm

The need for dietary supplementation with Betaine HCL may occur as you get older. The reason for this is that most older people will experience a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which is of great importance. The acid is necessary for the digestion of foods in the stomach and especially high protein foods. The acid is responsible for ensuring an acidic environment for the optimum function of Pepsin, the enzyme that is responsible for the initiation of protein digestion in the stomach. The enzyme requires acidic conditions for proper action of proteins. The acidic conditions also do have a very important role to play in the prevention of food borne diseases. This is because the acidic conditions will lead to death of most pathogenic organisms that may be ingested with food.

JG supplements.com stocks Betaine HCL, also referred to as Betaine Hydrochloride as a dietary supplements meant for people who have deficiency of Hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

 

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