Good health starts with a nutritious diet, but it also depends on a healthy stomach and digestive system. If these are not functioning optimally, even the most nutrient-rich food will not digest well and the nutrients will not be absorbed. The undigested food becomes toxic to the body. Malnourishment and toxins can cause a long list of symptoms including bad breath, heartburn, gas, bloating, belching, pain, constipation, and/or diarrhea, allergies and even emotional anxiety.
Gastro-Digest II is a two-stage formula designed to support digestion. The first stage assists the stomach where acid is used to break down proteins. The second stage of the formula is enteric coated, which protects the ingredients from the stomach acid. They remain intact to be utilized by the gallbladder, liver, pancreas and intestine where the major part of digestion and nutrient assimilation occurs.
Betaine HCl:Hydrochloric acid is manufactured in the stomach. It breaks down fats and proteins and destroys ingested bacteria and microorganisms. The body uses hydrochloric acid to absorb calcium, protein, vitamin B12 and iron.
Amino Acids: Glutamic acid HCl metabolizes sugars and fats.
Beet Root is anti-inflammatory. It supports the liver and gallbladder, promoting healthy bile flow for fat digestion and detoxification.
Enzymes: Pepsin and papain digest proteins and assist the Brunner’s glands for those with celiac disorder. Pancreatin is made up of several digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas: amylase (digest carbohydrates), lipase (digest fats), protease (digest proteins) and trypsin. Pancrelipase also contains enzymes produced by the pancreas for digestion and nutrient absorption. Bromelain helps digest proteins and reduces inflammation.
Ox bile extract supports the liver and gallbladder and aids in the digestion of fats.
Choline detoxifies and helps digest fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It assists digestion by supporting the liver and gallbladder.