Ortho Digestzyme, 90
Why These Natural Ingredients?
Proper digestion…it all starts here.In order to receive the nutritional
benefits from the foods we eat, it is critical that they are properly
digested, absorbed and eliminated. Careful attention to proper nutrition
will go to waste if the body is unable to process it. The major function
of the digestive system is to break down and absorb nutrients
and the active components in the digestive juices are primarily enzymes.
Pancreatin 8X USP (in Ortho Digestzyme)
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 (in Ortho Digestzyme)
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 (in Ortho Digestzyme)
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 (in Ortho Digestzyme)
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 (in
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.
Nutritional Information for Ortho Digestzyme