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Digestive enzymes as a key to healthy digestion

Digestive enzymes as a key to healthy digestion

Betain Hcl - One of our unique BIOSIS products!

Digestive enzymes as a key to healthy digestion and maximization of protein synthesis.

Other products that fill the jigsaw piece in the BIOSIS assortment and look especially at Betain Hcl (hydrochloric acid). It helps the proper functioning of the digestive system, especially breaks down proteins into amino acids and simpler compounds.

Use when:

  • poor digestion
  • flatulence
  • overeating
  • various cleansing diets
  • GIT optimization

Let's describe in detail how products work in the human body.

Gastric acid is hydrochloric acid (in older literature it can be found as hydrochloric acid). It is secreted by the stomach along with digestive enzymes. Perhaps now someone is confused because he knows hydrochloric acid (HCl chemical abbreviation) as a concentrated acid that can burn a hole in a number of materials. It is in the diluted form in the stomach, but it is interesting that it is still so strong that it can, for example, burn a carpet if it is extracted from the stomach. However, there is no need to worry, for this reason the inner walls of the stomach are covered with a protective layer to prevent their damage.

This acid promotes cleavage of food components, which is due to the activity of enzymes that break down proteins into amino acids. If the amount of gastric acid decreases, the enzymes cease to break down the protein as much as necessary, thereby disrupting protein metabolism. The result is stomach discomfort and the possibility of allergic reactions. However, this is not the only function of gastric acid.

Another feature is that it destroys some of the bacteria, parasites and viruses that may be contained in the infected food. Another, indirect function, is that when it is lacking, the number of minerals in the body decreases, which may result, among other things, in anemia, poor nails, skin and hair. This is because when the amount of gastric acid decreases, the minerals are not sufficiently released (and subsequently absorbed).

The reason for the decline may be age, but also an excess of stress or excessive use of antacid drugs that reduce gastric acid levels. Another significance of gastric acid is that in the stomach it creates a mixture with food that is professionally called chym.

This mixture travels to the area of ​​the duodenum, where its acidity stimulates the production of pancreatic enzymes and bile from the gallbladder. If this mixture is not sufficiently acidic, this production is not sufficient. And again, there is a lack of digestive enzymes from the pancreas and bile, so there is not enough digestion of proteins (as well as fats and sugars).

One of these substances you can find in food supplements is betaine hydrochloride. It is simply referred to as betaine, a hygroscopic nitrogenous substance (binds moisture) contained in sugar beet. During its processing, it is concentrated in molasses.

BetainHCl also contributes to normal homocysteine ​​metabolism. It is an oxidation product of choline, one of the stages of conversion or oxidation of betaine aldehyde to betaine catalyzes betaine aldehyde oxidase. The matter is quite complex, betaine itself is actually the name for a whole group of organic compounds, betaine.

Betaine hydrochloride is therefore an acid because it helps to replace normal gastric acid secretion. It decomposes in the stomach and releases hydrochloric acid. It is often combined with pepsin (for the witnesses - the no longer existing drug Acipepsol). This combination allows acidification of gastric contents by releasing HCl from binding to betaine, thereby potentiating the effect of pepsin, which requires low pH for its activity.

Food supplements containing betaine hydrochloride (betaine HCl), often in combination with digestive enzymes (solgar digestive enzymes also contain betaine HCl), thus enhance the acidity of the stomach and also improve digestion and nutrient use by the body. They also help in flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome.

Finally, we can say that these supplements do not only have to be taken for digestive problems, but also to improve food degradation and thus to better absorb nutrients into the body. This will bring us a better percentage of nutrient absorption into the body, improve proteosynthesis, improve regeneration, muscle hypertrophy, etc. One of the other benefits of using betaine Hcl can also be that it reduces estrogen levels and therefore increases testosterone levels.

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