betaine hydrochloride

be·ta·ine hy·dro·chlor·ide

an acidifying agent used to treat achlorhydria and hypochlorhydria.
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betaine hydrochloride

(bē′tă-ēn”) [L. beta, beet]
A colorless crystalline substance containing 23% hydrochloric acid. It is obtained from an alkaloid found in the beet and other plants and is used orally as a source of hydrochloric acid in treating hypochlorhydria.
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It can also be synthetically produced in the form of anhydrous betaine and betaine hydrochloride. It is used in the production of various personal care products, including shampoos, soaps, and hand washes.
As a feed additive, betaine is also available in purified form and most commonly added to animal diets in the form of anhydrous betaine, betaine monohydrate and betaine hydrochloride (Kidd et al., 1997; Eklund et al., 2005).
Try taking betaine hydrochloride, a source of the acid needed for protein digestion - take a capsule after the first mouthful of food at each meal - FSC Betaine Hydrochloride and Pepsin, pounds 5.49 for 50 capsules.