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Thorne Research, B.P.P., Betaine / Pepsin / Pancreatin, 180 Veggie Caps

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  • Product Code: THR-41002
  • UPC Code: 693749410027
  • Package Quantity: 180 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.9 x 5.2 in, 0.45 lbs (0.2 kg)
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Description

  • Dietary Supplement
  • Hypoallergenic

Aging, illness, and the overuse of antacids can contribute to insufficient secretion of hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes, resulting in incomplete digestion of food. This maldigestion can result in various health problems, including nutrient malabsorption, digestive problems (such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea), and vitamin deficiencies (particularly of the fat-soluble vitamins). Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin. Unlike many supplement companies, the pepsin utilized in Thorne's product is pure, undiluted, and lactose-free. Thorne's pure pancreatin is also lactose-free and has the highest potency and purity possible. These elements are combined in one formula, B.P.P., to help aid in overall digestion. Individuals who may be low in hydrochloric acid production and have malabsorption of protein, carbohydrates, and fats should consider B.P.P.

Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens, it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine, and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes. Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Numerous studies have shown hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach declines with advancing age. Overuse of antacids can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which can result in poor protein digestion.

Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes produced by cells in the pancreas. Pancreatin is composed of amylase, lipase, and protease. Pancreatin production and secretion by the pancreas is essential to digestion and absorption of numerous nutrients, especially fats.

Suggested Use

Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Other Ingredients

Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.

Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose.

Warnings

Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two Capsules
Serving Per Container: 90
Two Capsules Contain: Amount Per Serving % DV
Betaine Hydrochloride† 1.04 g *
Pancreatin (Porcine)†† 200 mg *
Pepsin (Porcine)††† 40 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
†Equivalent to 16 grains.
†††Equivalent to 3.2 grains (208 mg) of pepsin 1:3,000 potency.
††The Pancreatin in one capsule will typically provide the following:
Amylase 25,000 USP Units
Protease 23,000 USP Units
Lipase 3,600 USP Units
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My naturopath put me on to B.P.P.

Posted by 5750846131839813864 on May 21, 2016

My naturopath put me onto B.P.P. after she was unable to get my digestive system under control. Since starting on B.P.P. I have not looked back. Excellent product for me.

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Satisfied Customer

Posted by 4736144836676868177 on May 06, 2016

Quality product - and great price from iherb.

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Effective to a certain point

Posted by rodeheks on May 01, 2016

The capsules work well to a certain point. After a while it seems like the capsules work contra productive. I got stomach ace after a while.

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Great digestion benefits

Posted by 5366899512419571632 on Apr 22, 2016

I have tried so many other digestive products.. this one stands alone.. it does what you need it to do with foods. I really like that it has betaine pepsin and the pancreatin.. so many benefits with this combo... My digestion has improved for the better. I recommend this product.

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Good for HCL issues

Posted by 5288925636569334589 on May 19, 2015

Helps with the ridges on the finger nails which I've been told is from lack of hcl in the stomach, which these supplements are good for.

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