Digestive enzymes are essential for the proper absorption of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Blood Detective's Digestive Enzymes, contains more than protein, starch and fat digesting enzymes, but contains Gentian Root and hydrocloric acid and betaine that have been shown in studies to help repair the stomach lining so that it can produce its own stomach acid. Importantly, digestive enzymes and acids provide the appropriate healthy environment in the stomach and small intestines that helps manage risk of infection (as the stomach is our first line of defense against parasites and other organisms that we eat unknowingly; and may improve a "leaky gut" condition of the small and large intestines that may result in many varied health problems throughout the body.
• Betaine HCL provides a source of hydrochloric acid, which is not considered a digestive enzyme but is necessary for the proper functioning of enzymes. Due to the overutilization of antacids, medications, lack of fiber, too much sugar, alcohol, fast foods and processed foods, many people are suffering from symptoms of low stomach acid. These symptoms may include bloating, gas, pain, yeast infections, skin conditions including acne rosacea, constipation, and diarrhea.
• Pancreatin is a combination of the digestive enzymes including lipase, amylase and protease. These enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas and are important in the digestion of fats, starches and proteins. Pancreatin is used to replace digestive enzymes which the pancreas does not produce on its own. Certain medical conditions and medications contribute to the lack of enzyme production including pancreatic surgery, inflammation of the pancreas, pancreatic cancer, and cystic fibrosis.
• Gentian Root extract has the ability to stimulate the appetite, stimulate the secretion of saliva and gastric juices, and accelerate the emptying of the stomach. Gentian was very effective in relieving the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn in human subjects. Gentian root has also been shown to reflexively stimulate the gallbladder and pancreas, and mucous membranes of the stomach, thus contributing to an increased secretion of digestive juices and enzymes.
• Pepsin are needed in order to break down proteins into polypeptides. Those who take over-the-counter or prescription antacids actually may be doing more harm than good in that they may be hindering part of the digestive process. Additionally, it is thought that some food allergies, especially dairy and wheat are related to partially digested proteins passing through the intestinal wall. Since antacids decrease the effectiveness of pepsin, thereby increasing the number of partially digested proteins that can pass through to the intestine, it may be that antacids actually may increase the risk of food allergy development.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Betaine HCI 400 mg
Pancreatin 4X 37.5 mg
Pepsin (Porcine) 100 mg
Glutamic Acid 50 mg
Ox Bile Extract 37.5 mg
Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea) 10 mg
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, rice flour.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1-2 times daily before or after a meal, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not chew. Not recommended for use if a peptic ulcer or gastritis is present.
Warning: If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
is an advanced synergistic enzyme formula with a unique blend of betaine HCL, pancreatin, gentian root, plus pepsin to support digestive tract function and nutrient absorption.
Many individuals assume that heartburn, indigestion, gas, and reflux are caused by overproduction of stomach acid. This common misconception has been strongly reinforced by our conventional medical profession, whose practitioners routinely prescribe stomach acid blocking medications at the slightest sign of stomach dysfunction, often neglecting to provide patients with dietary recommendations.
Strangely enough, the symptoms of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, HCL) over-production and under production are virtually identical. It is therefore unwise to jump to conclusions regarding what's occurring in the stomach without actual testing.
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