Karuna Health HCl-Pepsin secretion of hydrochloric acid diminishes with age, and older adults have low stomach acid.
Hypochlorhydria and achlorhydria are associated with faulty digestion, impaired absorption of several vitamins and minerals.
Excessive absorption of food antigens, and disruptions of intestinal pH that unfavorably impact populations of gut flora.
HCl-Pepsin provides betaine and glutamic hydrochloride which release hydrochloric acid at a rate which approximates that of normal physiological secretion.
Suggested use: One or more capsules, taken with meals, or as directed. Warning: patients with active peptic ulcer should use HCl products with caution. Ingredients: Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings Per Container: 100 Amount Per Serving Betaine HCl (gastric phase) ... 550 mg Pepsin (1:3000) (gastric phase) ... 175 mg Glutamic Acid HCl (gastric phase) from BSE-free freeze-dried source ...100 mg Other Ingredients: Gelatin capsule. † Based on 2000 calorie diet. *Daily Value (DV) not established.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.