Betaine Hcl, also known as Betaine Hydrochloride, is used to help improve digestion, yet for some it seems to cause side effects. In fact a common side effect is digestive problems, including stomach ache, reflux, and gas. Other side effects include insomnia, sleepiness, dry lips, dry skin, migraines and headaches.
Earth Clinic readers suggest a variety of ways to avoid the side effects of Betaine Hcl. Some readers say that fillers or other ingredients in a capsule could be a cause of side effects. Since some side effects seem to be dose dependent, taking less may be a way to avoid side effects.
Betaine Hcl is used to increase the stomach acid, thus improving digestion. It is also taken by some to increase potassium levels. Earth Clinic readers have reported that Betaine Hcl helps with a variety of digestive problems, including heartburn, burping, acid reflux, gas, slow digestion, skin problems caused by digestive problems, and digestive problems caused by candida.
If you have side effects from Betaine Hcl and want to try another natural remedy, be sure to look up your specific ailment on Earth Clinic and see what other Earth Clinic readers have found helpful.
If you experience side effects from Betaine Hcl, please be sure to let us know!
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