Nutrigest is a potent combination of hydrochloric acid (HCl), digestive pancreatic enzymes and ox bile to help support digestion in the stomach and small intestine.
HCl aims to support healthy stomach acid levels, while enzymes and ox bile are included to support digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
An acidic environment in the stomach is crucial for the breakdown (denaturing) of proteins. In addition, adequate levels of HCl are also needed to stimulate the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes once the partially digested food mixture is released from the stomach into the small intestine.
A low pH is also vital for supporting immune function as potentially harmful microbes cannot live in an acidic environment.
As we age our bodies produce may less HCl. This can also occur in either acute or chronic illness.
It’s not just what we eat, but how well we can digest and actually absorb it that counts. When 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 pancreatic enzymes may be a very helpful way to support digestion.
Pancreatic enzymes are necessary for the complete breakdown of carbohydrate, fat and protein molecules. In Nutrigest pancreatin is combined with pancrelipase providing a mixture of pancreatic enzymes including amylase, protease and lipase that help break down food further in the small intestine.
Ox bile helps to emulsify (mix) the fats from food, helping them to be absorbed.
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.
Pancreatin is combined with pancrelipase providing a mixture of pancreatic enzymes that help break down protein, fats and starches.
Amylase digests fats and starches.
Ox bile helps in the emulsification of dietary fats.
Each two-phase tablet typically contains:
L-Glutamic Acid HCl
protease (from papain)
Pancreatin (porcine) (8x)
Amylase [1200 SKB(4)]
protease (from bromelain)
Ox Bile (bovine*)
*Bovine source from New Zealand
1) United States Pharmacopeia 2) Proteolytic unit according to the FCC (food chemical codex) 3) Gelatin digesting unit 4) Standtedt, Kneen and Blish method
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.
Nutri Advanced supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Results may vary between individuals.
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