Vitacost Betaine HCl with Pepsin -- 650 mg - 250 Capsules
Quality has decreased over the years.
I have been using this product for some time now. I have also noticed within the past 6 - 8 months, the overall quality of this supplement has dramatically decreased. The past 3 - 4 orders i have received, the capsules were a dark yellowish, spotted discoloration, and the bottle/pills gave off a foul odor.
This was never an issue in the past.
My guess is because of how well this product used* to work, more people started purchasing it. Now the demand for more has forced Vitacost to use a different/cheaper supplier of Betaine HCl, and the consequences are a lower quality product (this happened with Solaray Betaine HCL) . That or they are selling expired supplements. Either way, this needs to get fixed quick, otherwise I'm going back to Swanson Betaine Hcl.
August 21, 2013
Betaine HCI with Pepsin (with reservations)
I've been using this product from Vitacost for some time now. I reported that my previous order of two bottles had an unusual and unpleasant odor and rec'd a refund. Thank you. I ordered two more bottles and they also have the same unusual and unpleasant odor. Since I have no option but to use the product ...I kept them and am using them but I am not happy with the odor. Vitacost...please find out why this product smells. It would increase my confidence in your company and products. Thank you.
August 1, 2013
Works well for what it's intended
If you have poor digestion due to low stomach acid, this product is the best solution. Be sure to take it just before you eat. One capsule before each meal was sufficient for me. Any brand works well but this one is the most cost-effective. The capsules worked better for me than tablets.
May 19, 2013
My ND ask me to get some HCL to help my digestion. I have slow digestion and sometimes reflux if my meal is a bit big. So now I keep it not too big and have HCL with it, to help with digestion. so I do not feel the dinner just sits there and still feel full the next morning. I like the price, it is the same as the others which is more expensive, it does the job.
May 12, 2013
Works for me.
I first read about Betaine HCL in books by the famous Dr. Joel Wallach and I have been using it ever since to increase digestion thus preventing acid reflux and heart burn after a heavy meal. I purchased the Vitacost Betaine HCL with Pepsin because of the reasonable pricing and found the quality to be good.
February 22, 2013