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You may have already heard of it by another name - Betaine hydrochloride.
Hydrochloric acid is not just the foremost of the body's digestive juices when it comes to breaking down protein. It is also an essential protective barrier, dispatching micro-organisms that can be harmful to our system.
Not just that, it even works as a venting system for our stomachs. When our systems breakdown food there is a natural waste by-product, hydrogen ions. Swanson Hydrochloric Acid (with Pepsin) has been noted for its use as a venting mechanism for those hydrogen ions away from our delicate digestive system.
What is perhaps not so commonly known is that under and overproduction of stomach acids like Hydrochloric acid actually have quite similar effects on our bodies. In a world where Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are becoming unnervingly commonplace, Swanson Hydrochloric Acid (with Pepsin) offers an all natural alternative.
By supporting the stomach's primary function - increasing acidity and aiding digestion - Swanson Hydrochloric Acid (with Pepsin) is useful in any situation where stomach acid complaints are rife. It is through the helpful addition of Pepsin, an enzyme used for further digestion of proteins, that you can be assured of maintaining a constantly healthy PH level in your stomach.However the potential benefits do not stop there. Swanson Hydrochloric Acid (with Pepsin) can aso be used for treatment of bloatedness, low Potassium levels, Hay Fever, Asthma and it has even been recommended for protecting the liver.
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