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Betaine Hydrochloride

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How does Betaine Hydrochloride work?

In the stomach, betaine hydrochloride separates into betaine and hydrochloric acid. The hydrochloric acid increases stomach acid.

Are there safety concerns?

Betaine hydrochloride is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken as a single dose. There isn't enough information to know if betaine hydrochloride is safe when taken in multiple doses. It might cause heartburn.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of betaine hydrochloride during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Peptic ulcer disease: Betaine hydrochloride can increase stomach acid. There is a concern that the hydrochloric acid produced from betaine hydrochloride might irritate stomach ulcers or keep them from healing.

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