Betaine hydrochloride (HCL)
- Betaine hydrochloride ,also known as trimethylglycine, is a chemical substance made in a laboratory. It is used as medicine.
- Betaine hydrochloride is available as a dietary supplement whose purity and strength can vary. Promoters claim that it aids digestion and some health conditions are due to inadequate stomach acid.
- Betaine hydrochloride is also used to treat abnormally low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), hay fever, “tired blood” (anemia), asthma, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), yeast infections, diarrhea, food allergies, gallstones, inner ear infections, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and thyroid disorders. It is also used to protect the liver.
- Peptic ulcer disease: 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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Source: WebMD, “Betain Hydrochloride”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/