Nutrigest is a potent combination of hydrochloric acid (HCl), broad spectrum digestive enzymes and key amino acids to help support digestion in the stomach and small intestine.
We are temporarily out of stock of Nutrigest, however, we don’t anticipate being out of stock for too long and we expect to be back in stock towards the end of January. In the meantime, Metagest (betaine HCl and pepsin) or Similase (broad spectrum digestive enzymes) could be considered as alternatives.
Nutrigest has been reformulated and is now suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The tablet size and shape has changed – it is now an easier-to-take caplet shape. We have swapped out the pancreatic enzymes for enzymes derived from aspergillus. Ox bile and pepsin have been removed, and glycine and taurine added, for supporting the conjugation of bile acids.
HCl aims to support healthy stomach acid levels
An acidic environment in the stomach is crucial for the breakdown (denaturing) of proteins
Adequate levels of HCl are also needed to stimulate the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes
This occurs once the partially digested food mixture is released from the stomach into the small intestine
A low pH (acidic) is also vital for supporting immune function, as potentially harmful microbes cannot live in an acidic environment
Provides a mixture of enzymes including amylase, protease and lipase that help further break down food in the small intestine
Papain and bromelain are plant enzymes that both contain protease, which supports the breakdown of protein
Amylase supports the breakdown of carbohydrates
Lipase supports the breakdown of fats
Contains the amino acids glycine and taurine which are biologically conjugated (joined) to bile acids in the liver, aiding lipid metabolism and absorption
Why choose Nutrigest Digestion Tablets?
It's not just what we eat, but how well we can digest and actually absorb it that counts! If stomach acid levels fall too low this can result in difficulties digesting protein and may also result in low levels of digestive enzymes and bile being secreted during the digestive process. A supplement containing HCl and enzymes may be a very helpful way to support digestion.
Who is it suitable for?
As we age our bodies may produce less HCl. This can also occur in either acute or chronic illness. Nutrigest is suitable for those who may have compromised digestive function, who may benefit from a broad-spectrum digestive support supplement to facilitate more optimum digestion and assimilation. Nutrigest is not suitable for individuals with gastritis or ulcers. Nutrigest is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Hydrochloric acid (HCl) denatures dietary proteins and facilitates the digestive action of enzymes. HCl also stimulates the pancreas to secrete more digestive enzymes when released into the duodenum from the stomach.
Protease supports the breakdown of protein, amylase supports the breakdown of carbohydrates and lipase supports the breakdown of fat.
Contains the amino acids glycine and taurine which are conjugated to bile acids in the liver, thereby aiding lipid metabolism and absorption.
Each two-phase tablet typically contains:
L-Glutamic Acid HCl
protease (from papain)
protease (from bromelain)
Protease (2300 HUT (3))
Amylase (1500 SKB (4))
Lipase (1200 U (5))
* NRV is the Nutrient Reference Value ✝ NRV not yet established
1) United States Pharmacopeia 2) Gelatin Digesting Unit 3) Hemoglobin Units Tyrosine base 4) Sandstedt, Kneed and Blish 5) Enzyme Unit
This product is hypoallergenic / does not contain any of the 14 major allergens listed in Annex II (1169/2011) of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation.
Dosage 1 tablet at the onset of a meal, up to three times daily.
Not recommended for individuals with gastritis or ulcers. Do not chew or break the tablet. Tablet must be swallowed whole. If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Can tablet be split into a smaller size? No
Nutri Advanced supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Results may vary between individuals.
October 2019 Nutrigest is now suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and the tablet size and shape has changed – it is now an easier-to-take caplet shape. We have swapped out the pancreatic enzymes for enzymes derived from aspergillus. Ox bile and pepsin have been removed, and glycine and taurine added, for supporting the conjugation of bile acids.
Helped me so much with eating, I couldn't stomach eating at all, no appetite and was losing muscle mass and weight quite seriously, I had bad acid reflux also and doctor recommended these, explained my stomach had shrunk, and my own stomach acid was low. I'd never have guessed ox bile would be the answer but there you go. I take one with every high protein meal and the difference is brilliant, no acid reflux, barely any nausea now after eating and I'm actually hungry for my meals. Great to enjoy food again