Digestive Enzymes, Ortho Digestzyme #90 Caps

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Digestive Enzymes, Ortho Digestzyme #90 Caps

Ortho Digestzyme addresses the whole function of digestion, not just one portion of the process. Phase One assists the stomach, while Phase Two enhances digestion in the small intestine. A single product for excellent overall digestion support.

Many Americans lead busy lives and find themselves frequently eating fast foods which contain high amounts of fat, sugar and carbohydrates. The end result of poor eating can often times lead to stress on the digestive system, indigestion and poor nutrient absorption. The main function of the digestive system is to process and absorb food and nutrients.

The digestion process is complex and involves a host of enzymes, organs, and gastric juices that breakdown ingested proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. There are many factors that can effect how our bodies digest certain foods including insufficiencies in the pH of our stomachs and decreased production of digestive enzymes. Additional supplementary support may be needed to meet some of the requirements needed for proper digestion. Supplementation with digestive aids can provide the needed digestive enzymes and pH balancing needed for proper digestion.

There are a few different classes of enzymes. Enzymes that are responsible for breaking down proteins are called proteases, those responsible for breaking down starches are amylases, and lastly enzymes responsible for breaking down fats are called lipases.

Ortho Digestzyme contains pancreatin, an enzyme derived from porcine pancrease and has amylase, protease, and lipase activity. Pepsin, bromelain, and papain also have protease properties. Betaine HCL and pepsin are also included to help bring the stomach to a more desirable acidic pH level. It is important to note that enzymes are measured in different units than most dietary supplement ingredients. Each enzyme has a unique unit of measurement including USP, GDU, and TU to name just a few.

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 1:3,000
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.

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 1:3,000
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.

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