Betaine HCl, Hydrochloric acid, HCl
Betaine HCl, HCl, Hydrochloric acid
Gastrin stimulates the secretion of HCL
Pepsinogen is then converted to pepsin by HCL.
Pepsin is the enzyme that digests food proteins.
HCL keeps the stomach sterile against orally-ingested pathogens
prevents bacterial or fungal overgrowth of the small intestine
encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes
facilitates the absorption of a variety of nutrients:
folic acid, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
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