Thorne’s Bio-Gest offers a broad spectrum digestive support with hydrochloric acid, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile. Each are important for those individuals who need more effective protein and carbohydrate digestion, fat emulsification and absorption. Bio-Gest utilises pepsin and pancreatin that are undiluted and lactose free.
Long term illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal ageing can contribute to the insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile 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.
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 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.
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.
Directions: Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health professional.
|L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride||480mg|
|Other Ingredients: Hypromellose Capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide|
Pregnancy: Consult your health professional before using this product if pregnant
Interactions: Bio-Gest should not be used concurrent with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.
Additional warnings: Bio-Gest is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. It is not recommended to remove the Bio-Gest powder from the capsule to take orally, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.
Disclaimer: The information on Confidere & Co’s website is not intended to self diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a health care practitioner or doctor if you have any pre-existing medical condition or currently taking medication. Confidere & Co recommends you always read the label, warnings and interactions before use. Follow the directions and only use as directed. If symptoms persist please consult with a health care practitioner.