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DigestMORE HCl

DigestMORE HCl is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula that contains Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl). DigestMORE HCl is helpful for those who suffer from heartburn caused by low stomach acid. It can also be used by those who are concerned about accidental ingestion of bacteria or parasites when traveling or eating out at restaurants.

A majority of people with heartburn do not produce enough stomach acid.   Normally, the stomach is a sterile environment due to its acidic nature. If there is a lack of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach, it is no longer a sterile environment and bacteria are able to proliferate.

These bacteria will putrefy food in the stomach, releasing volatile fatty acids and gases. These gases cause bloating after meals, and it is these volatile fatty acids and stomach acid being forced up into the esophagus that causes heartburn. By ensuring adequate levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, especially at meal times, the underlying cause of most heartburn can be addressed.

DigestMORE HCl can be helpful if:

  • You experience heartburn after any sized meal
  • You have gas or bloating and experience accompanying heartburn after eating specific types of food (i.e. proteins) or after combining certain types of foods (i.e. mixing proteins and carbohydrates)
  • You are concerned about ingesting bacteria or parasites with your food (i.e. when traveling or eating out at restaurants e.g. sushi)

The long term solution for eliminating heartburn (in those who do not produce enough stomach acid) is to ensure that the stomach is a sterile environment and to ensure food is easily broken down. Taking DigestMORE HCl with meals helps with both of these issues.


Adults: Take one capsule with each meal, to a maximum of 3 capsules a day. Take with first bite of food / meal.
DigestMORE HCl Each capsule contains
  • Alpha-Amylase (Aspergillus flavus var. Oryzae – Whole)90mg / 9000 FCC DU
  • Protease (Fungal Protease, Aspergillus flavus var. Oryzae – Whole)40mg /20,000 FCC HUT
  • Lipase (Triacylglcerol lipase, Aspergillus niger – Whole)11.25mg / 36 FCC LU
  • Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei – Whole)2mg / 250 FCC CU
  • Invertase (sucrose Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Whole)0.5mg / 50 FCC SU
  • Lactase (Aspergillus flavus var. Oryzae – Whole)2.5mg /250 FCC ALU
  • Malt Diastase (Hordeum vulgare – Seed)12.5mg / 125 FCC DP
  • Pectinase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)4mg / 60 Endo-PG
  • Phytase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)1mg / 2 FCC FTU
  • Betaine HCl200mg

Lipase can be measured in different ways. The most accurate is FCC LU.
1 FCC LU = 10 FCC FIP = 25 LU

Non-medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable capsules (hypromellose, water), Peppermint Flavour, Maltodextrin (potato source)

Contains no nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, egg, dairy, soy, crustaceans, shellfish, fish, animal products, artificial colour, or preservatives, binders or fillers.

Renew Life does not use genetically modified ingredients. All ingredients are NON-GMO / GMO-FREE.

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have diabetes, gastrointestinal lesions / ulcers, excess stomach acid, are taking anticoagulant agents/blood thinners, or anti-inflammatory agents, or are having upcoming surgery. If you have a peptic ulcer, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.

Hypersensitivity / allergy, headaches, heartburn or bloating have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Discontinue use if abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting occurs unless directed by a health care practitioner.

If symptoms persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.

Do not exceed recommended dose. Keep out of reach of children.

What is DigestMORE HCl?

DigestMORE HCI is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula that contains Betaine Hydrochloride (HCI).

How is it delivered?

DigestMORE HCI contains powdered enzymes, betaine hydrochloride and butyric acid.

What does it do?

DigestMORE HCI has 2 functions:

  1. It provides HCI (stomach acid) for those who do not produce enough. This helps to combat acid reflux for many heartburn suffers.
  2. It works to break down food products into their smallest usable components (nutrients). This allows the body to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your meal, leaving little food left over for ‘bad’ intestinal bacteria to survive on.

How does it work?

DigestMORE HCl can be helpful for those who suffer from heartburn. Many people with heartburn do not produce enough Hydrochloric acid (HCl). If there is a lack of HCl, then the stomach is not a sterile environment, and bacteria are able to proliferate. These bacteria will putrefy food in the stomach, releasing volatile fatty acids and gases. These gases cause bloating after meals, and it is actually the bacteria’s and stomach acid coming up into the esophagus which are causing heartburn. The long term solution for helping to eliminate heartburn in those who do not produce enough stomach acid is to take DigestMORE HCl as it has both hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes.

Digestive enzymes are catalysts for chemical reactions within the body. Without them, food is not broken down properly. Many people do not produce enough enzymes, therefore they are unable to absorb all of the nutrients from the food they are eating. This leads to symptoms such as gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, and is the first step towards more chronic disease. DigestMORE HCl contains enzymes which address every type of food group including; proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dairy, plant and vegetable material (cellulose), and sugars. This combination of enzymes functions under the whole range of gastric pH’s from 2-14.

DigestMORE HCl also includes the enzymes Cellulase and Phytase. Phytase works to break down harmful phytates, which can cause malabsorption. Phytates are found in seeds, grains, and beans. Phytates have been shown in clinical studies to block the absorption of many minerals, especially calcium. This can be problematic for vegetarians, as these foods are staples in their diet. By breaking down phytates, DigestMORE HCl eliminates this problem. Cellulase, which the human body is unable to produce, breaks down plant fibres that cause bloating and gas in many people. If undigested foods reach the large intestine, it becomes food for the “bad” bacteria and parasites in your intestinal tract. These “bad” bacteria will putrefy the undigested food, releasing volatile fatty acids and gasses. These gases cause bloating and often foul smelling gas after meals. If you provide your body with enough enzymes to break down all of your food, then the “bad” bacteria will have nothing to eat, and bloating and gas diminish.

What can I expect?

DigestMORE HCl works to help prevent acid reflux (heartburn) in those with low stomach acid. In some cases, you may also notice more energy as you begin to absorb more nutrients from your diet.


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