Info: 100 Vegetable Capsules
This provides a blend of enzymes and other digestive agents designed to help your body properly break down and process the various components of food so you can get the most out of what you eat. It might even be able to reduce some people's food allergy symptoms by reducing formerly undigested proteins to sizes which will be too small to cause allergic reactions.
Of course, our bodies produces 22 different digestive enzymes on their own (and we get others from many foods), but as we age, the pancreas produces less of those enzymes, and blockages in the pancreatic duct and certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis can impair digestion and impede our ability to absorb vital nutrients. This formulation provides amylase, lipase and protease enzymes plus betaine hydrochloride (which our stomachs produce, as well) and papain and pepsin to break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which can reduce gas or bloating after a rich meal, plus ox bile salts, to help the overtaxed liver emulsify fats and help us absorb the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K).
Each vegetable capsule contains:
Pancreatin 4× (sourced from porcine): 200 mg, providing:
- Protease: 20,000 USP
- Amylase: 20,000 USP
- Lipase: 1,600 USP
Betaine hydrochloride*: 105.3 mg
Ox bile (Bos Taurus liver) extract [10:1]: 64.8 mg
Papain (Carica papaya fruit): 3.84 mg (384,000 FCC PU)
Pepsin A: 32.4 mg
* Betaine hydrochloride equivalent to 10 drops of dilute hydrochloric acid USP (United States Pharmacopeia)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicon dioxide in a NON-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
These capsules are enteric coated so they can pass through the stomach and make it to the intestines to do their work.
Adults: Take 1–4 capsules daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Take with or immediately before a meal/food. Swallow whole; do not crush or chew. Use the smallest effective dose which controls symptoms. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond four weeks.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or after recent surgery; or if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or to pork proteins.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a heart or kidney problems; if you are suffering from any serious illness or disease; if you have allergy to latex or fruits (such as avocado, banana, chestnut, passion fruit, fig, melon, mango, kiwi, pineapple, peach, and tomato); if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers, are taking anticoagulant agents, anti-inflammatory agents, or other enzyme products; if you are having surgery; if you have pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, or cystic fibrosis; or if you have diabetes or a cardiovascular disease. Consult a health care practitioner if the symptoms persist or worsen.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain/epigastric pain, and heartburn have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80038704.