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Bio-Gest® - 180 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Item Number: TR1033
  • Serving Size: 2 Capsules
  • Servings per Container: 90
  • Quantity per Container: 180 Capsules
  • Price per Serving:  0.45
  • Price per Unit*: $0.22 per Capsule
  • * Price Per Unit may reflect product's price per capsule, tablet, ounce, fluid ounce, etc.
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  • MFG # SD405
  • UPC # 693749405023
  • For individuals who need a more broad-spectrum digestive aid‚ Thorne Research offers Bio-Gest. Bio-Gest contains HCl‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile‚ which are important for those who need support for protein and carbohydrate digestion‚ and fat emulsification and absorption.

    Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin‚ it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens‚ it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine‚ and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes. Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients‚ including folate‚ vitamin B12‚ ascorbic acid‚ beta-carotene‚ iron‚ and some forms of calcium‚ magnesium‚ and zinc. Numerous studies have shown hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach declines with advancing age. Overuse of antacids can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach‚ which can result in poor protein digestion. Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin from a porcine source. Unlike many supplement companies‚ the pepsin utilized in Thorne's product is pure‚ undiluted‚ and lactose-free.

    Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes produced by cells in the pancreas. Pancreatin is composed of amylase‚ lipase‚ and protease. Pancreatin production and secretion by the pancreas is essential to digestion and absorption of numerous nutrients‚ especially fats.

    Situations such as 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 and lead to heartburn‚ gas‚ bloating‚ and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.

    Maldigestion can lead to digestive problems and poor absorption of nutrients‚ resulting in vitamin deficiencies (particularly fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A‚ D‚ E‚ and K). Food allergies can develop when inadequately digested proteins are absorbed through the gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact‚ the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies to them‚ resulting in an allergic response to the food. An individual who has frequent indigestion should make sure to have adequate enzyme support.

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 90

Amount Per Serving / % DV

Betaine Hydrochloride 480mg / *
L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride 480mg / *
Pancreatin (Porcine) 140mg / *
Ox Bile Concentrate 80mg / *
Pepsin (Porcine) 70mg / *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ leucine‚ silicon dioxide.
Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source.

Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

If pregnant‚ consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.

Allergen Caution: This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product.

  • Corn Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Soy Free
  • Wheat Free

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Overall Rating for Bio-Gest® - 180 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Average Rating: 4.8
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    from Nevada

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    1/25/2018

    Verified Buyer

    Lifesaver!

    This Bio-Gest by Thorne Research was ND prescribed as it provides the enzymes and HCL I need to digest my food.


    Pros

      Tasteless

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from California

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    7/27/2016

    Verified Buyer

    Did not like

    I tried Thorne Dipan-9, which is such a help digest meats (but can't take too much as it causes stomach cramping). Bio-Gest by Thorne Research, one not so much, I didn't feel good taking it. Obviously it wasn't the fillers, so perhaps I don't react well to the other ingredients. It is obviously much more economical, so if it helps you that's great and I always recommend Thorne products, but otherwise I recommend the more potent and single ingredient Dipan-9 if you have trouble digesting heavy foods. I don't take it all the time because I read somewhere that you'll become dependent and your body won't make pancreatic enzymes anymore, but it's nice to have with heavier meals!


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Phoenix

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    4/04/2016

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    Works for me!

    I have silent reflux and didn't want to take drugs so my naturopathic doctor suggested I try Bio-Gest by Thorne Research. It breaks the food down when you take it after eating.


    Pros

      Helps get food moving through system.

    Cons


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Virginia

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    2/17/2016

    Verified Buyer

    Helped my daughter start eating again

    Until she started school, my daughter ate many small meals per day. But that isn't allowed school, and she started to drop weight and stopped growing. She fell from the 90th percentile in height to below 50% in 2 years. Doctors said she was fine, but we noticed she was often nauseous after meals and sometimes vomited. She had particular trouble digesting fatty foods and generally refused to eat any meat other than chicken or turkey breast. So she started eating only tiny amounts of food (and stopped growing). After doing some research, we discovered that she had virtually every symptom attributable to low stomach acid, a theory that was later proved by testing. She started taking Bio-Gest by Thorne Research and like magic, she can now eat regularly portioned meals and even fatty meats like hamburgers with no side effects.


    Pros

      Resolves low HCL issues No side effects.

    Cons

      None.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Idaho

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    10/06/2015

    Verified Buyer

    Biogest

    My son has stomach issues. His Doctor recommended he takes Bio-Gest by Thorne Research to help digest the food he eats. Before taking Bio-Gest he was unable to eat without getting so sick. He lost 30 lbs quickly. This continues to help and he has been using Biogest for 18 months now.


    Pros

      Helps digest food when taken with food.

    Cons


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from SC

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    5/30/2015

    Life changing!

    I am able to mix Bio Gest by Thorne Research with foods at a meal that I couldn't for years! I can also tolerate wheat!


    Pros

      I can mix foods without becoming bloated.

    Cons


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from 02110

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    2/08/2015

    Verified Buyer

    Life changing

    Bio-Gest has changed my life. Chronic constipation and severe bloating have wreaked havoc on my mood, anxiety levels, and social life for as long as I can remember. I feel like a new person on Bio-Gest. I am so happy my provider recommended this product! I take it every day with each meal.


    Pros

      Constipation relief, indigestion relief

    Cons

      Nothing

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from CT

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    12/17/2014

    Helps digestion

    My naturopath recommended that I take one Bio-Gest Capsule by Thorne Research with each meal to help my digestion.


    Pros

      I like that this one product contains HCl‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile.

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Evansville, IN

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    12/07/2014

    Verified Buyer

    Bio-Gest

    Taking Bio-Gest by Thorne Research for a long time for digestive enzymes.


    Pros

      Easy to take.

    Cons

      Nothing.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Vancouver, BC

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    12/01/2014

    Great Product

    I have taken Bio-Gest by Thorne Research for a while already. It was recommended by my cousin who is a nutritionist. She highly recommended Thorne Research and said it is a very reputable company.


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     

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