Doctor's Best Betaine HCl

120 capsules
Doctor's Best Betaine HCl

Doctor's Best Betain HCL Pepsin & Gentian Bitters is a synergistic blend of three important nutritional factors considered essential for efficient digestion. Pepsin can help in the digestion of protein-containing foods. Gentian Bitters is an herb that can aid in toning and supporting the digestive capacity of the digestive tract.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Betaine HCl

650 mg



250,000 FCC Pepsin Units


Gentian (Gentiana lutea) root

20 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), silicon dioxide, stearic acid, and magnesium silicate.

Suggested Use

Adults only. Take one capsule with each meal, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.

Not suitable for vegetarians.

Warning: Consult with your physician before taking this product if you are pregnant, nursing, have a history of peptic ulcer or high blood pressure. Avoid taking this product if you have been diagnosed with kidney problems.


  • Betaine HCL Pepsin Gentian Bitters can help support effective digestion. This digestive health support formula can help relieve the discomforts of improper digestion such as allergies, stomach upset, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • Doctors Best Betaine HCl Pepsin Gentian Bitters helps prevent malabsorption syndrome. Malabsorption syndrome is a digestive health condition wherein, the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from the diet are not properly absorbed. Common signs and symptoms of malabsorption syndrome include weight loss, depression, irritability, fatigue, and muscle weakness.
  • Betaine HCL supplements have been found to reduce the growth of the candida yeast, which can cause chronic candidiasis. A study published in the 1983 edition of the journal “Digestion” revealed that hydrochloric acid can inhibit growth of yeast in the digestive tract. Thus, hydrochloric acid deficiency can encourage candida growth. Symptoms of candidiasis can include chronic fatigue, headaches, weight loss, herpes, abdominal pain, white patches on the mouth, anal itching, heartburn, and more.
  • Pepsin can aid in the secretion of bile and in the absorption of Vitamin B12. Pepsin can also stimulate the liver and the gallbladder to produce bile, a digestive substance that aids the digestion of dietary fat. Pepsin also appears to help the body benefit from Vitamin B12 for healthy brain functions and for formation of blood. This digestive enzyme can stimulate Vitamin B12 absorption in the intestines.

Doctors Best Betain HCL Pepsin Gentian Bitters combines three of the most useful nutrients in facilitating effective digestive process for overall digestive health. Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) is a nutritional supplement that can naturally help the stomach increase its production of hydrochloric acid. Low levels of HCL in the stomach has been linked with the development of a wide variety of diseases including indigestion, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), ulcers, gallstones, respiratory ailments, allergies, and chronic candidiasis. Pepsin is a digestive enzyme naturally produced from pepsinogen in the cells lining the stomach. The body uses pepsin to produce numerous gastric juices and in the digestion of proteins. Gentian Bitters, the third ingredient in this digestive support formula, is a herb traditionally used in Europe for numerous digestive conditions. Its bitter taste is thought to stimulate the salivary glands that results in the increased production of gastric juices. Gentian bitters can be found to be very useful in providing liver care, gall bladder support, and stimulating effective digestion.