Hydro-Zyme

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250 count

Almost 90% of Americans are deficient in hydrochloric acid. Hydro-Zyme helps to provide more digestive support and hydrochloric acid to support better digestion and absorption of foods.

Hydro-Zyme provides digestive support via supplemental Betaine hydrochloride, Pepsin, Pancreatin, along with other known synergists. It may be considered when the need for supplemental hydrochloric acid and/or Pancreatin are indicated.

If you need stronger support you can try Betaine Plus HP that has a stronger amount of Betaine HCl and Pepsin.

Active Ingredients:

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), Betaine Hydrochloride, Glutamic acid (as L-Glutamic acid hydrochloride), Ammonium Chloride, Pancreatin 4X (porcine), Pepsin (1:10,000)

This item is currently on back-order and will be shipped out once we receive them from the manufacturer. Current estimate is May 2021. 

Availability: Available on backorder

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The stomach produces a variety of substances that promote digestion and assimilation. Gastric juice contains hydrochloric acid and pepsinogens, precursors of the family of proteolytic enzymes called pepsins. Parietal cells produce both stomach acid and intrinsic factor, a protein required to bind vitamin B12, prior to its absorption by the small intestine. The secretion of H+ by parietal cells requires an  TPase (H+, K+) to pump H+ out of the cell. Chloride ion is exported separately, so that the resulting product is HCl. The pump is activated by histamine stimulation of a cell surface receptor involving cyclic AMP.

Hydrochloric acid is a strong mineral acid which functions to maintain gastric pH between 1.5 to 2.5. Acidity serves three important roles; low pH kills microorganisms in food, it activates pepsinogen, and it unfolds (denatures) proteins, making them more accessible to proteolytic degradation. The gastric lining is protected from the strong acidic environment by a thick layer of mucus.

The incidence of low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) increases with age.

Atrophic gastritis occurs in 20% to 30% of healthy, elderly, individuals, and is the most common cause of reduced gastric acid production. An estimated 30-50% of people over the age of 60 are believed to produce inadequate stomach acid, although, only 16% hyposecretors in healthy elderly people has been reported(3). In extreme cases, the stomach does not produce acid (achlorhydria) and gastric pH approaches neutrality. Other causes of low gastric acid production include malnutrition and excessive use of antacids and H2 receptor antagonists.

Inadequate stomach acid is linked to maldigestion. This can promote inadequate mineral uptake, due to malabsorption of iron, calcium, zinc and others, and increased risk of intestinal infections due to Candida albicans and parasites. In diabetics, the prevalence of achlorhydria, together with related anemia due to vitamin B12 malabsorption, has been estimated to range from 12 to 41%. Achlorhydria and  hypochlorhydria have been linked to peptic ulcer disease and to Helicobacter pylori overgrowth.

Hypochlorhydria can also cause an increased bacterial colonization of the small intestine. (In addition to gastric acid, other factors that limit bacterial colonization include normal bile flow and peristalsis.) It has also been suggested that gastric acid acts as an antitumor defense, and that achlorhydria predisposes patients to gastric cancer.

Dosage:

One (1) tablets with each meal as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.  I recommend my clients to take anywhere from 1-5 tablets with each meal.

If you need stronger support you can try Betaine Plus HP that has a stronger amount of Betaine HCl and Pepsin.

Active Ingredients:

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), Betaine Hydrochloride, Glutamic acid (as L-Glutamic acid hydrochloride), Ammonium Chloride, Pancreatin 4X (porcine), Pepsin (1:10,000).

Other Ingredients:

Vegetable culture†, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), modified cellulose gum, silica and food glaze. †Specially grown, biologically active vegetable culture (from organic Pisum sativum, Lens esculenta and/or Cicer arietinum) containing naturally associated phytochemicals including polyphenolic compounds with SOD and catalase, dehydrated at low temperature to preserve associated enzyme factors. This product is gluten and dairy free.

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Product Warnings:

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

In Dr. Jonathan Wright’s book, Why Stomach Acid is Good for You, he explains that:

“HCl should never be taken by anyone who is also using any kind of anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroids (e.g., Prednisone), aspirin, Indocin, ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin, Advil), or other NSAIDs. These drugs can initiate damage to the GI lining that supplementary HCl might aggravate, increasing the risk of gastric bleeding or ulcer.”

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

US Shipping

  • Shipping is $5 for the first bottle and each additional bottle is $2 more.
  • We typically process orders within 1-2 business days*
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  • Online guides and tests that do not require shipping will be made available after your order is received.

International Shipping

  • Canada shipping is $16 for the first bottle and each additional bottle is $4 more.
  • Shipping everywhere else is $22 for the first bottle and each additional bottle is $4 more.
  • We typically process orders within 1-2 business days*
  • You will receive an email notification with tracking information once your order ships.
  • Online guides and tests that do not require shipping will be made available after your order is received.
  • Once processed, international shipments may take 2-6 weeks to arrive. This can vary greatly based on the country and its customs process.
  • Some duty tax fees may apply, however we cannot predict them in advance. Please refer to your Customs agency for more information. Nutrition with Judy is not liable for and will not refund any orders lost or confiscated by customs. You are purchasing at your own risk. Please see the below countries we are unable to deliver to per their customs laws and restrictions:  Mexico, Germany, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Poland and South Africa.

*Occasional delays may occur due to stock availability.

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