Review: Nature’s Life Betaine HCl – Hydrochloric Acid

Stomach acid(mainly Hydrochloric acid) is an essential part of the digestive process. It is one of the three main things(enzymes,acid & muscle contractions) your stomach uses to breakdown foods into things like sugars and peptides which your small intestine can then absorb.

Hypochlorhydria is a condition where stomach acids are lower than normal or completely absent. The interesting thing about Hypochlorhydria is that the symptoms are very similar to Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD). There may be many people out there who are experiencing GERD like symptoms, but the medication they’re prescribed is either not working or actually makes their symptoms worse. This may mean they are experiencing low stomach acid instead of too much stomach acid. Usually doctors do not check to verify if that is the case or not. If you have Hypochlorhydria or you feel you have upper digestive issues related to low stomach acid you can supplement this Hydrochloric acid in pill form.

Bottle Of Nature's Life Betaine HCL

Today we’re taking a look at Nature’s Life Betaine HCL. There’s not a ton to go over about these pills as they are rather basic. Along with 648mg of Hydrochloric acid you also get 130mg of Pepsin(protein enzyme). They are rather large pills. The pills have a rather funky odor, this is normal though. The pills do use gelatin capsules, so they do not appear to be vegetarian friendly. It appears the bottle I got was mislabeled because the front has a statement that says “1 Daily” however the instructions state to take 1 – 2 pills with each meal. My current regimen is to just take one pill with meals that I feel I might have trouble digesting, such as meals that are large or may have a high fat content. I do believe it, along with digestive enzymes, does help with bloating occasionally. Has it curred all my indigestion & Irritable Bowel Syndrome? No. Has it helped, to some extent – yes.

With everything, your experience may vary. The only way to know for sure is if you try it out. You can buy Nature’s Life Betaine HCl at