Thorne Research, Bio-Gest, 60 Capsules
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Thorne Research, Bio-Gest, 60 Capsules
- Expiration Date: October 2022
- Date First Available: December 2016
Shipping Weight:0.21 lbsSwitch to Metric unitsShipping WeightThe Shipping Weight includes the product, protective packaging material and the actual shipping box. In addition, the Shipping Weight may be adjusted for the Dimensional Weight (e.g. length, width & height) of a package. It is important to note that certain types of products (e.g. glass containers, liquids, fragile, refrigerated or ice packed) will often require protective packaging material. As such, these products will reflect a higher Shipping Weight compared to the unprotected product.
- Product Code: THR-40402
- UPC Code: 693749404026
- Package Quantity: 60 Count
3.7 x 2 x 2 in, 0.175 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Digestive Enzymes
- Dietary Supplement
- GI Support
- Gluten Free
Situations such as a long-term illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to the insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, any one of which can lead to various symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort. Maldigestion can result in the insufficient absorption of nutrients, giving rise to vitamin deficiencies (particularly vitamins A, D, E, and K) and food allergies. Thorne's Bio-Gest offers broad-spectrum digestive support with hydrochloric acid, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile, each of which is important for those individuals who need more effective protein and carbohydrate digestion, and fat emulsification and absorption. Unlike many comparable digestive aid supplements, Bio-Gest utilizes pepsin and pancreatin that are undiluted and lactose-free.
Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach accomplishes several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin; it maintains a sterile environment in the stomach to resist ingested pathogens; it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine; and it facilitates the flow of bile from the liver and enzymes from the pancreas. Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of important nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and several forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Numerous studies have shown that hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach begins to decline with advancing age. The overuse of antacids also leads to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which results in poor protein digestion. Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pepsin from a porcine source.
Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes that are 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.
1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.
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.
This product is not diluted with lactose. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.
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|Serving Size: Two Capsules|
|Servings per Container: 30|
|Two Capsule Contain:||% Daily Value|
|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.|
†The Pancreatin in one capsule contains no less than: Amylase 15,750 USP Units, Protease 14,000 USP Units, Lipase 2,450 USP Units.