One capsule contains:
Betaine (HCL betaine hydrochloride) 165 mg
Betaine HCL is an acidic form of betaine that supports digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats and helps to maximize nutrient availability and absorption. Hydrochloric acid continues the digestive process; consequently, deficiency may increase the likelihood or severity of certain intestinal infections and be a contributing factor in other conditions such as asthma, atherosclerosis, candida infections, gastritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Betaine HCL will help alleviate distressful symptoms of indigestion and promote production of healthy stomach acids in those with potential deficiency (hypochlorhydria).
L-Glutamic acid (HCL) 165 mg
Glutamic acid is also a hydrochloride (HCL); like Betaine, it activates pepsin, the enzyme that supports digestion of dietary proteins and protects the body from microorganisms. Hydrochloric acid is naturally secreted by gastric parietal cells and although it does not digest food, it is essential for creating the right environment for supporting digestive processes. HCL secretion is suppressed by overeating and naturally decreases with age, predisposing patients to poor digestion, intestinal microbial overgrowth, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Pancreatin (8X) 70 mg
Pancreatin is a combination of enzymes needed for digestion of starches, fats, sugars, and proteins. Pancreatin is indicated when the pancreas cannot produce or does not release enough digestive enzymes to support proper digestion. Pancreatic enzymes may be used for indigestion, as a replacement therapy or to support medical conditions that may cause a lack of enzymes. Pancreatin may also be used to treat loose and fatty stool.
Papain (70MCU/g) 65 mg
Papain cleanses the stomach lining and dissolves mucus accumulation along the digestive tract and excretory system. This enzyme also works to break down heavy proteins so that they can be more easily digested and absorbed. Notably, papain doesn’t lose its proteolytic activity at different pH levels; consequently, it is durable for therapeutic applications in the highly acidic stomach environment. Papain is used for gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and indigestion, assisting with infections and shortening the healing time associated with some injuries and surgery.
Pepsin (10,000X) 30 mg
Pepsin is one of three principal protein-degrading (proteolytic) enzymes in the digestive system; it breaks down dietary proteins into their components (i.e.; peptides and amino acids) which can be readily absorbed by the intestinal lining for optimal digestion. Pepsin deficiency is generally associated with a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Pepsin supplementation is used for aiding digestion.
Ox Bile 20 mg
Ox bile assists in breaking down cholesterol, emulsifying fats, digesting lipids, and promoting absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins K, A, D and E. Ox bile is sometimes used in the presence of gallstones.
Bioperine* 5 mg
The standardized 95% extract of piperine in patented BioPerine* enhances the body’s natural thermogenic activity. Thermogenesis, the metabolic process that generates energy at the cellular level, is a key factor in maintaining weight loss and plays an integral role in utilizing consumed nutrients. It sets in motion the mechanisms that lead to digestion, subsequent gastrointestinal absorption, and efficient nutrient transportation into the blood. BioPerine* is an extract obtained from the black and long pepper fruit. *Registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation
Enzymatic activity per capsule:
Amylase 14,000 USP
Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Amylase contributes to digesting carbohydrates or polysaccharides into smaller disaccharide units, eventually converting them into monosaccharides such as glucose. People who can’t digest fats often eat sugar and carbohydrates to make up for the lack of fat in their diet. If their diet is excessive in carbohydrates, they develop an amylase deficiency resulting in symptoms such as abscesses, phosphorus deficiency, and tendency towards gastritis and stiff joints, especially in the morning.
Lipase 14,000 USP
Lipase is a water-soluble enzyme necessary for the digestion, transport, and processing of dietary fats so they can be absorbed in the intestines. Lipase is primarily produced in the pancreas but also in the mouth and stomach. Most people produce enough pancreatic lipase, but patients with degenerative conditions of the pancreas and intestines such as cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease, and celiac disease may not produce enough lipase to get the nutrition they need from food.
Protease 2,800 USP
Protease is one of several digestive enzymes needed to break down protein in the digestive process into single amino acids. Protease is considered a blood cleanser via its action on bacterial debris and certain viruses, and its ability to break down circulating immune complexes. Protease deficiency can lead to decreased immunity; greater susceptibility to bacterial, viral and yeast infections; a predisposition to PMS; toxicity in the colon; and potential phosphorus deficiency.
Gluten-Free. Hypoallergenic. pH sensitive hypoallergenic encapsulated formula for enhanced assimilation and rapid metabolism. Scientifically formulated dietary supplement made from superior extract ingredients; quality controlled to ensure optimum potency, safety and efficacy. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or additives, and no corn, wheat, soy or milk derivatives.