The stomach naturally produces hydrochloride acid to keep its content acidic. This is important for effective digestion by enzymes and for killing pathogenic bacteria present in the food. Additionally, several minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc rely on this acid for their utilization in the body. However, as we age we tend to produce less acid, and so a supplement may be helpful.Ingredients - One tablet provides:Betaine HCL 324mgPepsin 5mgOther IngredientsDiCalcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Acacia, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide.DirectionsAs a food supplement to aid protein digestion, 1 tablet with each main meal up to a maximum of 3 per day. Swallow the tablets whole.CAUTION: Do not take if peptic ulcers are present or suspected. Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.