Thorne Research, Bio-Gest, 180 Veggie Caps
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Shipping Weight:0.53 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Product Code: THR-40502
- UPC Code: 693749405023
- Package Quantity: 180 Veggie Caps
2.8 x 2.8 x 5.2 in, 0.45 lbsSwitch to Metric units
|Combo Discount:||- $5.00|
- Dietary Supplement
For individuals who need a more broad-spectrum digestive aid, Thorne Research offers Bio-Gest. Bio-Gest contains HCl, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile, which are important for those who need support for protein and carbohydrate digestion, and fat emulsification and absorption.
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. Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin from a porcine source. Unlike many supplement companies, the pepsin utilized in Thorne's product is pure, undiluted, and lactose-free.
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.
Situations such as illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, and can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to heartburn, gas, bloating, and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.
Maldigestion can lead to digestive problems and poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in vitamin deficiencies (particularly fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K). Food allergies can develop when inadequately digested proteins are absorbed through the gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact, the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies to them, resulting in an allergic response to the food. An individual who has frequent indigestion should make sure to have adequate enzyme support.
Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.
Betaine hydrochloride derived from the non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.
|Serving Size: Two Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 90|
|Two Capsules Contain:||% DV|
|Betaine Hydrochloride||480 mg||*|
|L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride||480 mg||*|
|Pancreatin (Porcine)||140 mg||*|
|Ox Bile concentrate||80 mg||*|
|Pepsin (Porcine)||70 mg||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Best digestive helper
Best digestive helper
I have tried several different supplements to help my digestive system and this is by far the best of them all! No more bloating, pain or unpleasant feelings after eating. I take one with each meal.
Posted by 5600904123003627607 on Mar 23, 2017
Digestion is better less bloating when taken
Great digestive product
Posted by 5703923193268773297 on Mar 10, 2017
Great product to assist with digestion and HCl production. Thorne products overall are good but some contain fillers and preservatives so always read the other ingredients portion of the label.
Posted by 5335535286613195927 on Mar 05, 2017
A naturopath from the Tahoma Clinic recommended this product for my mom and it seems to be working quite well.
Posted by 5552387788871132603 on Feb 27, 2017
This product works really well. The tricky thing is getting your dose correct. I often find I need more than the recommended dose for protein rich meals.
The best but beware of its potency
Posted by Suppster on Jan 21, 2017
Helps to get those nutrients from your food. And especially during stressful times that you cant avoid or manage (priority is to manage your stress!), helps a lot since stress makes digesting poorer, which can make the food sit in your stomach for a whole day, can cause bloating and gas et . Helps enhance appetite too so you don't eat too little. Be careful with the dosage, this works even if taken after a meal.