This is one of the cleanest HCL's on the market as well as one of the least expensive. Our betaine HCL is derived from sugar beets. This health enhancing supplement works beautifully on the digestive tract. As we age our natural production of HCL declines. Supplementing HCL ensures that we are able to adequately break down our foods and assimilate the necessary nutrients we need. More specifically HCL supports heart health, liver function, detoxification, fat loss and muscle mass improvement. HCL can be extremely helpful for those with low stomach acid and those who suffer from candida overgrowth. Unfortunately many older adults mistake low stomach acid for high stomach acid as the symptoms are almost identical. If you are over the age of 30 and experiencing acid reflux, you may want to consider trying HCL as opposed to an acid blocker, which may be exacerbating your problem.