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One capsule of Betaine Hcl with Pepsin causing heartburn?

Discussion in 'Adrenal Rx and Leaky Gut Rx' started by 2bls, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. 2bls

    2bls New Member

    I've recently started supplementing with Betaine HCl with pepsin and for a few days I did really well with it. Now however, if I take even one capsule with my breakfast, I shortly thereafter get that heartburny feeling.

    Does this mean I have no gut issues and should stop taking it? Or is there something else going on? I don't have any diagnosed gut issues but thought the betaine would help digest food better.
  2. chocolate

    chocolate Silver

    Sometimes, I miss and then go back when I think I might just be ok. I know I have to take it dead in the middle of a meal and lots of meat for sure.
  3. 2bls

    2bls New Member

    thanks, I've been taking it before eating... will change to the middle of the meal.
  4. hazyjane

    hazyjane New Member

    Maybe you don't need it. You could switch to herbal bitters instead.
  5. lsavage@cfl.rr.com

    lsavage@cfl.rr.com New Member

    And at the other end... With a protein meal of 1/2 cup of ground beef, it takes 11 capsules before I feel the burn. I hope that it re-trains your stomach to produce acid on its own (as they claim) because this could get expensive for me! (I've only been doing this for 3 days, and am already experiencing positive benefits. You can imagine that I wasn't digesting much at all of my expensive grass-fed beef if it takes 11 capsules - yeowza!

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