- England, UK
Yes, I used to take Betaine HCl with Pepsin when I developed acid reflux which turned out to be a symptom of low stomach acid (I'm hypothyroid). That helped immensely. Then I began a protocol (Dr Greg Russell-Jones) of building up low daily doses of Iodine, Selenium and Molybdenum, starting one at a time with Iodine. When I reached Molybdenum, I noticed I was getting stomach pain again on eating. It occurred to me that maybe the betaine HCl was causing it (i.e. taking too much, I was on 2 capsules per meal), so I stopped it. Lo and behold, I no longer needed to take it at all! That was 18 months ago, as long as I keep taking I/Se/Mo daily, I have no problems with reflux, my digestion's gone back to normal.