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Upgraded Betaine HCL

120 Capsules
Beat The Bloat
Boost your gut health with this unique combo: Betaine HCL, pepsin & ox bile for protein & fat digestion, plus gentian and ginger for extra digestive power! †

Take 1 Capsule, With Each Main Meal

5-1 digestive aid
Digest protein & fat
Ideal for low carb diets
Enjoy your favorite foods
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"You’ll feel the difference even from the first capsule."

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"I recommend it for anyone looking for digestion support."

Pavel G, Verified Buyer

"You’re not gonna feel always full after you eat."

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"Helps with occasional bloating. perfect for my new keto diet for gut!"

Chris M, Verified Buyer

Why You’ll Love
Upgraded Betaine HCL

  1. 1. Unique combination of 5 digestive aids in 1 - Betaine HCL, pepsin, ox bile, ginger & gentian root
  2. 2. High quality Pepsin - pure, uncut (1:15,000) & lactose free
  3. 3. Organic ginger & gentian / digestive bitters
  4. 4. Helps with both protein & fat digestion - so your covered for all meals you eat
  5. 5. Suits modern diets - e.g. low carb, low FODMAP, keto, paleo
  6. 6. No allergens - verified gluten, dairy & soy free

Designed For Sensitive Guts

Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Soy Free
Soy Free
Non GMO
Non GMO
Hypo Allergenic
Hypoallergenic
3rd Party Verified
3rd Party Verified

Take 1 Capsule, With Each Main Meal

  • Take 1 capsule at the beginning or during your meal
  • Meal should contain some protein-rich foods, e.g. meat, seafood, dairy etc
  • Importantly, do not empty contents from capsule - instead swallow capsule whole
  • If digestion does not improve from 1 capsule, speak to your healthcare professional about increasing serving size as part of a ‘Betaine HCL Challenge Test’
  • Shelf stable formula - does not require refrigeration
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Hear What Our Experts Think

RDN

Richelle Godwin BS, RDN

Registered Dietician (RDN)

Upgraded Betaine HCL, takes the humble but helpful Betaine HCL, and elevates it with both Pepsin and Ox Bile, making it ideal for supporting both protein and fat digestion. This truly convenient combination specifically targets the types of foods we eat on a gut-friendly diet, as well as those are consume when eating a more varied diet.

MD

Dr. Joe Haines MD, MPH

Medical Doctor (MD)

To help your gut to do what is does best, Upgraded Betaine HCL also contains digestive bitters, which can help support your body’s digestion. By developing a smarter and more balanced broad-spectrum formula, we believe this is an ideal digestion aid for people experiencing occasional bloating.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How To Use
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When should I take Upgraded Betaine HCL?
Take 1 capsule at the beginning of a meal that contains a significant amount of dietary protein and fat (approximately 20 grams or more of protein). If you forget to take it right before the first bite, this digestive aid can still be effective if taken during your meal.
How should I take it?
Swallow it in capsule form. Do not open the capsule.
How many capsules should I take?
Start with 1 capsule per meal and notice how you feel. If you experience no burning sensation or other discomfort, continue with 1 capsule at every protein-rich meal.
How many servings / days supply?
Each bottle contains 120 capsules. A serving size is one capsule. If you eat just one protein-rich meal per day, one bottle of Upgraded Betaine HCL will last you 4 months. And if you eat two such meals a day, then one bottle will last 2 months.
How should I store this?
Upgraded Betaine HCL does not need to be refrigerated. Store it in a cool, dry place.
Does it contain gluten, dairy or soy?
No. Plus, it is 3rd party verified gluten, dairy and soy free.
Can I take Upgraded Betaine HCL with other Essential Stacks products?
Yes, it pairs well with our plant-based 18 digestive enzyme blend, Pure Enzymes. Meanwhile, if you take one of our probiotic supplements, we recommend taking it at least 1-2 hours before or after taking Upgraded Betaine HCL.
If I take Upgraded Betaine HCL, do I need Pure Enzymes?
Pure Enzymes helps digest all foods. Whereas Upgraded Betaine HCL is specifically helpful for meals that contain a significant amount of protein and/or fat, e.g. 20 grams or more. Many of our customers report enhanced digestion when taking both products. i.e. Upgraded Betaine HCL helps do the heavy lifting with protein and fats, while Pure Enzymes finishes the job, and of course helps with carbohydrates digestion.
Can children take Upgraded Betaine HCL?
We like to err on the safe side when it comes to children. So please consult with your child’s healthcare provider to determine if HCL is okay for them and what the appropriate dose would be.
Can pregnant or nursing mothers take Upgraded Betaine HCL?
Since research involving expecting- and breastfeeding mothers taking HCL is lacking, we recommend you consult your physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Are any medical issues contraindicated?
If you have any medical issues, please consult your physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Can I take it with my medications?
If you are taking any medications, please consult your physician before using this or any dietary supplement.

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Upgraded Betaine HCL

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CS
11/06/2023
Christel S.
United States United States

Gut is healing.

Over the past year I’ve been diligent about using my HCl and my glutamine for essential stacks. My gut has healed so much. I’m finally able to take enzymes whereas before it was so bad I couldn’t even take those! Love this product.

AC
10/21/2023
Asia C.
United States United States

Outstanding product !!!

I had my gallbladder removed years ago ! My stomach acid has been low but this is helping build it back up . Helping my digestion breaking down foods and helping me produce more bile . This is my 3rd bottle . With a combination with oxbile this a can’t go wrong ! Thank you for creating this product .

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CS
09/29/2023
Christel S.
United States United States

My gut is finally healing

Upgraded Betaine HCL has improved my gut so much that I can now take enzymes which was a huge NO for a long time. I never go without this product and no longer have to worry about digesting food well!

LC
07/26/2023
Linda C.
United States United States

Upgraded Betaine HCL

This is the only product that allows me to eat everything! I take 3-4 pills with each meal that may cause my LPR to flare. So glad I found this product!

JS
05/26/2023
Janet S.
United States United States

The best

The ingredients in this product are well-essential- to gut health. Contains no soy, gluten, or dairy which I do not want. Non-GMO and no other ingredients (which I would not want either). I also use organic prebiotic fiber, probiotics and a zinc carnosine supplement. I created this regimen to cure my heartburn, which it did, but also has given me other benefits. Highly recommended by someone who tried a lot of different things and this is absolutely the best. I won’t be without it.

CS
05/23/2023
Christel S.
United States United States

Best HCL out there.

Major gut issues for years due to autoimmune and low stomach acid. I have been taking ES HCL consistently along with their glutamine powder consistently now for 6 months and I cannot begin to describe how much better I am! I actually feel healed from leaky gut! But I know to fully heal probably takes longer but I love the way I feel now! It’s the first thing I take in the morning on an empty tummy and throughout the day with AND without meals. Works well for me! Thank you ES!!

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