- Absorbed and assimilated better due to absence of tablet binders.
- Promotes elimination of gastrointestinal waste.
- Improves digestion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
- Eases symptoms of candida overgrowth.
- Supports the immune system.
- Can help reduce pain/stiffness of arthritis.
- Includes betaine HCl for stomach acid support.
- Contains ox bile extract for emulsification of fats and oils. †
Enzymes are involved in every life process in the body. Support Digestion is replete with enzymes responsible for the healthy breakdown of nutrients. Digestive enzymes are secreted into the digestive tract to break down macronutrients so they can be absorbed across the gut wall. If this enzyme system does not work effectively, optimal health cannot be maintained because of the failure to absorb the needed nutrients. Due to poor dietary choices, chronic stress, and infections, it’s no wonder that so many patients are complaining of digestive distress and the resultant fatigue.
While digestive enzymes should not be used to cover up an underlying dysfunction, their applications are broad and serve to relieve GI distress while the clinician determines the causes of GI symptoms. Also, many people develop hydrochloric insufficiency at one time or another and supplementing can have a positive impact on health.
In some cases patients with advanced states of GI dysfunction will need a digestive enzyme formula every day for the rest of their lives-for others, it provides relief while the cause of the problem is diagnosed and resolved. BioMatrix Support Digestion’s formula is preferred by thousands of health professionals over competing products due to its clinical efficacy.
Support Digestion is formulated to help improve digestive function. The product is bi-phasic, meaning it addresses digestive issues both in the stomach (phase I) and in the small intestine (phase II). One of the ingredients that makes Support Digestion unique is Ox bile, a critical component which aids in the emulsification of fats. Support Digestion also contains Pancreatin 8x. This substance contains pancreatic enzymes, chiefly amylase, protease, and lipase, which are necessary for the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Two Capsules of Support Digestion Contains:
Betaine HCl USP - 300 mg
A Betaine hydrochloride is a source of hydrochloric acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the stomach that helps in digestion by breaking down fats and proteins. Hydrochloric acid is necessary to maintain the optimum acidity (pH 1-3) for pepsin function. 1
Pepsin 1:3000 Powder - 150 mg
Papain - 100 mg
Derived from the fruit papaya, the uses of papain in medicine and general health are numerous. Papain has a soothing effect on the stomach and aids in protein digestion. It is an essential proteolytic enzyme. 3,4
Pancreatin 8X USP- 200 mg
A blend of the pancreatic enzymes that digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. 5
Bromelain (2400 GDU/g) - 80 mg
Ox Bile Extract (Bovine) - 100 mg
Ox Bile Extract is a natural fat emulsifier & stimulant for secretion of fat digesting enzymes. 8
Natural Gelatin Capsules. May contain one or more of the following: Calcium Silicate, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide.
Number of Capsules: 90
Suggested use: 1 or more capsules 10-15 minutes before each meal or as directed by protocols.
Individualized dosages can be further refined with data provided by testing indican levels to evaluate difficulty digesting protein. Additionally, it is important to diagnose the underlying cause of inadequate protein digestion rather than covering up a potential problem with enzyme and/or HCl supplementation.
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