A Natural Supplement for Digestive Support.
Many people lead busy lives and find themselves frequently eating fast foods which contain high amounts of fat, sugar and carbohydrates. The end result of poor eating can often times lead to stress on the digestive system, indigestion and poor nutrient absorption. The main function of the digestive system is to process and absorb food and nutrients.
The Importance of Proper Digestion.
Proper digestion...it all starts here.
In order to receive the nutritional benefits from the foods we eat, it is critical that they are properly digested, absorbed and eliminated. Careful attention to proper nutrition will go to waste if the body is unable to process it. The major function of the digestive system is to break down and absorb nutrients and the active components in the digestive juices are primarily enzymes.
Why We Need a Quality Digestive Enzymes Supplement.
The digestion process is complex and involves a host of enzymes, organs, and gastric juices that breakdown ingested proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. There are many factors that can effect how our bodies digest certain foods including insufficiencies in the pH of our stomach and decreased production of digestive enzymes. Additional supplementary support may be needed to meet some of the requirements needed for proper digestion. Supplementation with digestive aids can provide the needed digestive enzymes and pH balancing needed for proper digestion.
Enzymes Needed for Healthy Digestion
There are a few different classes of enzymes. Enzymes that are responsible for breaking down proteins are called proteases, those responsible for breaking down starches are amylases, and lastly enzymes responsible for breaking down fats are called lipases.
Our natural digestive support supplement contains pancreatin, an enzyme derived from porcine pancrease and has amylase, protease, and lipase activity. Pepsin, bromelain, and papain also have protease properties. Betaine HCL and pepsin are also included to help bring the stomach to a more desirable acidic pH level. It is important to note that enzymes are measured in different units than most dietary supplement ingredients. Each enzyme has a unique unit of measurement including USP, GDU, and TU to name just a few.
The Enzymes in Our Digestive Support Supplement:
•Pancreatin 8X USP, for Proper Digestion
Pancreatin is composed of three different enzymes which include amylase, lipase and protease. Pancreatin is used to help those with low enzyme activity or those wanting further digestive support. Amylases break down starches, lipases breakdown lipids, and proteases breakdown proteins. Labeling the mg amount of Pancreatin in a product only tells part of the story, and can be misleading when the most important component is the activity of the enzymes. Ortho Digestzyme is formulated with a standardized 8x form of Pancreatin providing high potency, high-activity enzymes for improved compliance.
•Betaine HCL USP, for Healthy Digestion
Betaine hydrochloride is an acidic form of Betaine. It is used to help bring the stomach to a more acidic pH to aid in digestion. If the stomach's acidity is insufficient, then often times foods will not be properly broken down.
•Pepsin 1:3,000 for Digestive Aid
Pepsin was first discovered in 1836 by the German zoologist Theodor Schwann. Pepsin is a protease secreted in the stomach by the chief cells and degrades food proteins into peptides. Pepsin has the highest enzymatic activity between the pH of 1.8 to 3.5.
•Ox Bile Extract for Proper Digestion
A quality bile extract is an important factor for proper digestion. Bile is excreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile mixes with enzymes and aids in the digestion of fats.
•Bromelain 120 GDU/capsule. Papain 6,000 USP units/mg
Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from pineapple plants and Papain is an enzyme derived from papya. These two flavonoids aid in the digestion of various types of proteins.
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product. This product contains the following potential allergens: dairy, bromelain and plant and animal enzymes.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. Consult a physician before taking. Should you experience any serious physical side effects from taking these nutritional supplements, discontinue and call your doctor immediately.