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.
There are no advised doses for betaine hydrochloride.
What Research Shows
Not Enough Data to Assess
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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.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.
A1. López-Jornet P, Camacho-Alonso F, et al. Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of a betaine-containing mouthwash and an intraoral device for the treatment of dry mouth. J Oral Pathol Med. 2012 Mar;41(3):201-206.
Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board
Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 9/9/2019