Introduction

Betaine hydrochloride is found in some foods and plants. It can be taken as a pill. It has been used to help produce stomach acid.

Dosages

There are no advised doses for betaine hydrochloride.

What Research Shows

Not Enough Data to Assess

  • Dry mouth A1

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take betaine hydrochloride for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
  • Review Date: 07/2019 -
  • Update Date: 09/09/2019 -