Digestive enzymes for stubborn indigestion

Support Digestion (90 Caps)

$33.50

Maximize your nutrient absorption and gastric acid balance with Support Digestion, a powerful digestive enzyme blend. †

  • Target both phases of digestion with enzymes that work together to improve nutrient absorption and reduce discomfort
  • Promote digestive comfort, balance gut pH, and help reduce stomach aches, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Contains plant enzymes as well as pancreatin and ox bile extract, to optimize gastric acid levels and meat protein digestion

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Suggested Use

1-2 capsules before each meal or as directed by your health care provider.

Ingredients

Two Capsules of Support Digestion Contain:

Betaine HCL – 300 mg
Microbial Pancreatin 10X – 200 mg
Ox Bile Extract – 100 mg
Bromelain 150 GDU/g – 90 mg
Papain (papaya ext) 2,000 ui/mg – 67 mg
Pepsin 1:10000 Powder – 45 mg

Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule (Methylcellulose)

Allergen Information

Contains: No known allergens

Formulated to be free of: Egg, Dairy, Shellfish/Fish, Tree Nuts/Peanuts, Soy, Gluten, Bromelain, Corn, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, Artificial Preservatives, Sodium, Sugar, Rice.

Broad-Spectrum Digestive Enzymes

Your digestive system must break food down into nutrients that your body can absorb and assimilate. But due to aging, hectic lifestyles, environmental stressors, and less than optimal dietary habits like insufficient chewing, the digestive process is compromised, and nutritional uptake is impacted, leading to malabsorption and ill health. Health suffers the longer this malabsorption is allowed to continue.

Potent Enzyme Supplement for Gut Health

Depletion of enzymes and stomach acid is a natural consequence of aging and chronic stress. Without supplementation of acid and enzymes, proteins may not be digested, leading to GI problems and increased risk for serious disorders due to the oppressive effects of toxin overload.

Impaired digestive function leads to many health problems that are often considered “normal” and often addressed with synthetic over-the-counter medications. Such problems include gas, acid-reflux, bloating, heartburn, and constipation. Side-effect heavy medications are rarely necessary, if you make healthy diet choices and supplement with enzymes, probiotics, and other digestive support nutrients. †

The Support Digestion Advantage

Support Digestion strategically delivers enzyme support to each phase of digestion. In the gastric phase, plant-based enzymes, and ox bile extract work in the stomach, promoting optimal pH and initiating the breakdown of macronutrients. This prepares for the second stage of digestion, the enteric phase, in which pancreatin 8x – containing the powerful enzymes protease, amylase, lipase and trypsin – is activated in the small intestine for optimal protein and fat breakdown. †

The Formula: Purpose

  • Pancreatin 10X USP – This potent form of pancreatin is a blend of pancreatic enzymes that boosts the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Pancreatin 8X contains eight times the enzyme activity of regular strength pancreatin.
  • Pepsin – A multifaceted digestive enzyme to promote protein digestion, neutralize bacteria that invade your stomach, and facilitate the absorption of vitamin B12. It is present in gastric juice when digestive function is performing at its best, but often needed in supplement form as we age and encounter compromised gut health.
  • Ox Bile Extract – To efficiently digest fats, enhance absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, neutralize small intestinal acidity, and promote gut motility and detox. It is especially helpful for individuals dealing with impaired liver function and chronic GI symptoms.
  • Papain – Derived from the tropical papaya plant, this enzyme catalyzes protein digestion so that your body can utilize peptides for critical metabolic reactions. It’s often consumed specifically to address loose stools and malabsorption.
  • Bromelain – This acidic pineapple derivative supports protein digestion and targets inflammatory pathways to help guard your gut and ease aches. Due to its inflammation-reducing properties, some people use it as an adjunct therapy to treat inflammatory bowel disorders.

FAQ: Support Digestion

When should I take this product?

Before or after meals, depending on your preference. Most digestive enzymes are taken before eating, but it is not required. You can always take them immediately after consuming your meal.

Does this contain animal products?

Support Digestion contains pancreatin which comes from pig pancreas.

Why does contain such powerful ingredients?

This formula is intended to address chronic digestive dysfunction. It can help anyone, but we intended to provide this for people with more serious digestive issues.

What is in the pancreatin 10X?

Pancreatin has naturally occurring protease (protein digesting), amylase (carbohydrate digesting), and lipase (fat digesting) enzymes. 200 mg of pancreatin at a 10X potency is equivalent to 2000 mg pancreatin, supplying: Amylase 50,000 USP units, Protease (Trypsin and Chymotrypsin) 50,000 USP units, and Lipase 9,000 USP units.

Science-Based Ingredients

  • Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate) – Studies show that this potent antioxidant supports gut defense against oxidative damage by promoting toxin delivery to your lymphatic system and liver for excretion [1]. As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps to stimulate inflammatory reactions that strengthen your teeth and gums by promoting the creation and maintenance of periodontal tissue [2]. Additionally, studies suggest this water-soluble vitamin enhances your absorption of nonheme iron by forming a chelate that is more readily absorbed by your small intestine [3].
  • Pancreatin 8X USP – Pancreatin is a blend of crucial pancreatic enzymes that fuel digestion, including protease (to break down proteins), lipase (to break down fats), and amylase (to break down carbohydrates). Research suggests that supplementing with such pancreatic enzymes between meals may help to ease symptoms like abdominal discomfort, heartburn, and diarrhea [4]. Porcine pancreatin acts similarly to your pancreatic enzymes and augments your body’s natural supply of these invaluable enzymes while enhancing nutrient absorption [5. This form of pancreatin has eight times the enzymatic activity of standard pancreatin for optimal nutritional advancement.
  • Pepsin 1:3000 Powder – As the chief digestive enzyme within your stomach, pepsin plays a crucial role in protein breakdown from your food. Due to pepsin’s role in extracting vitamin B12 from your food sources, B12 absorption is improved [6]. Additionally, studies show that the addition of pepsin to stomach acid significantly may help to resist bacteria like Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori [7].
  • Ox Bile Extract NF (Bovine) – Bile is an integral part of your digestive system, containing an array of vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and antibodies that digest fats, absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and remove toxins [8]. Ox bile is a bovine source of bile that has been used within traditional Chinese medicine for centuries as a natural remedy for intestinal parasites and conditions that impair bile synthesis [9]. According to research, ox bile is functionally similar to human bile and is an ideal supplement to augment your liver’s bile production [10]. Since ox bile is similar to human bile, it may support fat absorption and the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. By helping restore bile function, ox bile may enhance bowel motility and your nutritional status [11].
  • Papain – This protein-digesting compound is naturally found within the papaya fruit and has been harnessed worldwide for its meat-tenderizing abilities. Research shows that papain promotes maximal protein digestion and absorption by maintaining activity in the acidic, neutral, and basic environments of your gut [12]. Papain also possesses properties that support wound healing and muscle recovery [13,14].
  • Bromelain (from Pineapple) – Derived from the stem of pineapples, research shows that bromelain exhibits powerful protein-digesting and antimicrobial properties [15]. Studies indicate that bromelain may support gut defense against intestinal invaders by targeting your secretion patterns and interfering with adhesion to your gut lining [16]. By targeting these abdominal pathways, bromelain may help ease abdominal discomfort, promote wound healing, and enhance cardiovascular health.

References

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  2. Tada A, Miura H. The Relationship between Vitamin C and Periodontal Diseases: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(14):2472. Published 2019 Jul 11. doi:10.3390/ijerph16142472
  3. Teucher B, Olivares M, Cori H. Enhancers of iron absorption: ascorbic acid and other organic acids. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2004;74(6):403-419. doi:10.1024/0300-9831.74.6.403
  4. Graham DY, Ketwaroo GA, Money ME, Opekun AR. Enzyme therapy for functional bowel disease-like post-prandial distress. J Dig Dis. 2018;19(11):650-656. doi:10.1111/1751-2980.12655
  5. Salhi A, Amara S, Mansuelle P, et al. Characterization of all the lipolytic activities in pancreatin and comparison with porcine and human pancreatic juices. Biochimie. 2020;169:106-120. doi:10.1016/j.biochi.2019.07.004
  6. Prousky JE. Cobalamin deficiency in elderly patients. CMAJ. 2005;172(4):450-451. doi:10.1503/cmaj.1041424
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  10. Hu PL, Yuan YH, Yue TL, Guo CF. Bile acid patterns in commercially available oxgall powders used for the evaluation of the bile tolerance ability of potential probiotics. PLoS One. 2018;13(3):e0192964. Published 2018 Mar 1. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0192964
  11. Vijayvargiya P, Busciglio I, Burton D, Donato L, Lueke A, Camilleri M. Bile Acid Deficiency in a Subgroup of Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation Based on Biomarkers in Serum and Fecal Samples. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018;16(4):522-527. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2017.06.039
  12. Yao JW, Xiao Y, Lin F. Effect of various pH values, ionic strength, and temperature on papain hydrolysis of salivary film. Eur J Oral Sci. 2012;120(2):140-146. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0722.2012.00942.x
  13. Nunes CAB, Melo PG, Malaquias SG, et al. Effectiveness of two bundles in venous leg ulcer healing: A randomized controlled trial. J Vasc Nurs. 2019;37(4):232-245. doi:10.1016/j.jvn.2019.09.004
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  15. Rathnavelu V, Alitheen NB, Sohila S, Kanagesan S, Ramesh R. Potential role of bromelain in clinical and therapeutic applications. Biomed Rep. 2016;5(3):283-288. doi:10.3892/br.2016.720
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HIGH ABSORPTION

In order to deliver these nutrients to create benefits, there must be efficient absorption into the cells.

BIOAVAILABLE

Our formulas contain ingredients and co-factors which support the ability of nutrients to do work quickly.

PLANT-BASED

We use botanically sourced ingredients whenever possible, to provide your body with nature’s simplicity and efficacy.