Thorne

Bio-Gest


  • 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


  • Supplement Facts

    Serving Size: 1 capsule
    Ingredient Amount
    Betaine Hydrochloride 480 mg
    L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride 480 mg
    Ox Bile 80 mg
    Pancreatin 140 mg
    Pepsin 70 mg

     

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose Capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide

    • If you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, taking any medications, or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
    • This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
    • Keep out of the reach of children.
    • Do not use if tamper evident or if safety seal is broken or missing.
    • This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For nutritional use only.

    Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.