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, leading to heartburn, gas, bloating, and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort. For individuals who need a broad-spectrum digestive aid, Thorne offers Bio-Gest, which contains HCl, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile – important for those who need support for protein and carbohydrate digestion, and fat emulsification and absorption.
• Digestive aide
Each capsule contains:
Betaine hydrochloride 240mg, glutamic acid hydrochloride 240mg, pancreatin (porcine pancreas) 70mg, ox bile concentrate (oxgall bladder) 40mg and pepsin (porcine pancreas) (560,000 fcc pepsin units/capsule) 35mg.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, l-leucine and silicon dioxide.
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by a health professional. For occasional use only. Consult a health professional for use beyond 4 weeks. Do not take this product out of the capsule.
This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health professional. Consult a health professional prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, or cystic fibrosis. Do not use if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or pork proteins. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/epigastric pain and/or heartburn have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use and consult a health professional. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if security seal inside the cap is broken. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.