Why These Natural Ingredients?
Pancreatin 8X USP
Pancreatin is composed of three different enzymes which include amylase, lipase and protease. Pancreatin is used to help those with low enzyme activity or those wanting further digestive support. Amylases break down starches, lipases breakdown lipids, and proteases breakdown proteins. Labeling the mg amount of Pancreatin in a product only tells part of the story, and can be misleading when the most important component is the activity of the enzymes. Ortho Digestzyme is formulated with a standardized 8x form of Pancreatin providing high potency, high-activity enzymes for improved compliance.
Betaine HCL USP
Betaine hydrochloride is an acidic form of Betaine. It is used to help bring the stomach to a more acidic pH to aid in digestion.
Pepsin is a protease secreted in the stomach by the chief cells. Pepsin has the highest activity between the pH of 1.8 – 3.5.
Ox Bile Extract
Bile is excreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile mixes with chyme and aids in the digestion of fats.
Bromelain 120 GDU/capsule. Papain 6,000 USP units/mg
Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from pineapple plants and Papain is an enzyme derived from papya. These two flavonoids aid in the digestion of protein.