Metagest® – High strength betaine HCl for supporting the digestive system.
Metagest® is a high strength specialist product providing betaine HCl, which, once broken down in the stomach releases hydrochloric acid. Our body’s ability to produce stomach acid decreases as we age or in times of stress, which may lead to digestive discomfort. Supplementing with betaine HCl can help support the required acidity levels in the stomach for effective digestion of proteins and carbohydrates which is required for the body to use key nutrients.
Supplementing with betaine HCl can help support healthy levels of acidity in the stomach and avoid digestive discomfort.
Why is an acidic environment important in the stomach?
The stomach produces hydrochloric acid naturally, to keep the cotents acidic. This acidic environment is needed to activate the enzymes needed for effective digestion, but also for ensuring that harmful pathogens such as microbes, yeasts and viruses that enter the body are destroyed. An acidic environment also allows vitamin B12 to be liberated from food, and for proper absorption of minerals from food. Low stomach acid can lead to the malabsorption of nutrients, including protein, other vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B12 and iron.
- Stomach acid (gastric acid) is essential for the digestion of protein. It is needed to activate the powerful enzyme pepsin, which is essential for breaking down proteins into smaller fragments such as peptides and amino acids.
- Adequate acid is needed in order for the stomach to empty properly.
- Acid is required to sterilise the stomach, killing any bacteria or yeasts that may have been ingested with the food you eat.
- An acidic stomach environment is necessary for the absorption of certain micronutrients, especially minerals.
- Stomach acid allows vitamin B12 to be extracted from foods.
Low stomach acid can lead to the malabsorption of nutrients, including protein, other vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B12 and iron. Easy dosing at 1-2 tablets with each main meal. Do read the cautions first to ensure this is a suitable supplement for you.
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