Douglas Ultrazyme was specifically formulated with bile and active digestive enzymes that assist in fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion in the stomach and small intestine. Although fat digestion starts in the mouth with salivary lipase, most triglycerides are digested by pancreatic lipase. Pancreatic lipase cleaves triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine. Similarly, pancreatic amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. It breaks down starches into maltose and maltotriose, which are further hydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharidases of the mucosal cells, and then absorbed. Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid, which denature and divide large proteins into smaller polypeptides. The pancreatic proteases, trypsin and chymotrypsin, break down these polypeptides into free amino acids, and di- or tri-peptides, which are directly absorbed by the intestinal mucosa. Bromelain is also included to assist in the breakdown of macromolecule protein complexes. This reduces the chance that these complexes will leave the stomach untouched or in large fractions, and helps in their absorption.
• Aids digestion by providing digestive enzymes further increasing nutrient bioavailability while minimizing antibody responses in the digestive tract
Each tablet contains:
Pancreatic enzymes (from pancreas of) (yielding: lipase 1000USP, amylase 12500USP, protease 12500USP) 62.5mg, ox bile 50mg, l-lysine 40mg, pepsin (from stomach of) 33mg, stem bromelain 25mg and cellulase 3mg.
Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silica and tablet coating (hypromellose, glycerin).
Adults: Take 2 tablets daily with meals, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Use the smallest effective dose which controls symptoms. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a healthcare practitioner. Avoid taking in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients in the product. Do not use if safety seal is broken. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.