Thorne   Bio-Gest® (Digestive Enzymes) - 60 Capsules

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Item Number: TR1032
Serving Size: 2 Capsules Servings per Container: 30
Price per Serving:  $0.70 Price per Unit*: $0.35 per Capsule
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Digestive enzymes for individuals with occasional indigestion*

Bio-Gest helps digest fats‚ proteins‚ and carbs by supplementing HCl‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile‚ which can be depleted by many things‚ including age‚ antacid overuse‚ and gallbladder removal.*

Situations such as a long-term illness‚ gall bladder removal‚ overuse of antacids‚ and normal aging can contribute to the insufficient secretion of stomach acid‚ pancreatic enzymes‚ and bile‚ any one of which can lead to various symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.* Maldigestion can result in the insufficient absorption of nutrients‚ giving rise to vitamin deficiencies (particularly vitamins A‚ D‚ E‚ and K) and food allergies. Thorne's Bio-Gest offers broad-spectrum digestive support with hydrochloric acid‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile‚ each of which is important for those individuals who need more effective protein and carbohydrate digestion‚ and fat emulsification and absorption.* Unlike many comparable digestive aid supplements‚ Bio-Gest utilizes pepsin and pancreatin that are undiluted and lactose-free.

Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach accomplishes several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin; it maintains a sterile environment in the stomach to resist ingested pathogens; it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine; and it facilitates the flow of bile from the liver and enzymes from the pancreas.* Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of important nutrients‚ including folate‚ vitamin B12‚ ascorbic acid‚ beta-carotene‚ iron‚ and several forms of calcium‚ magnesium‚ and zinc.* Numerous studies have shown that hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach begins to decline with advancing age. The overuse of antacids also leads to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach‚ which results in poor protein digestion.* Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pepsin from a porcine source.

Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes that are 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.*

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.

  • MFG # SD404
  • UPC # 693749404026
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Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

Two Capsules Contain: / %DV

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

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ Leucine‚ Silicon Dioxide.

This product is not diluted with lactose. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. †The Pancreatin in one capsule contains no less than: Amylase 15‚750 USP Units‚ Protease 14‚000 USP Units‚ Lipase 2‚450 USP Units.

Gluten Free.

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

TAMPER EVIDENT: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.

If pregnant‚ consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.


Betaine HCL & Pepsin should not be used concurrently with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors‚ because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.


Betaine HCL & Pepsin is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. It is not recommended to remove the Betaine HCL & Pepsin powder from the capsule to take orally‚ as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.

  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
  • Nut Free
  • Peanut Free

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