Betaine Hydrochloride

As we get older, our bodies begin to slow down and our stomachs are no exception. As we age, hydrochloric acid production frequently declines, but remains important for the breakdown of food in the gut. Hydrochloric acid has several different functions; for example it sterilises the ingested food, acidifies it, activates a powerful protease called Pepsin and allows Vitamin B-12 to be extracted from foodstuffs.