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Two Phase Digestive Aid
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Ingredients and Scientific References
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|Digestive Formula is a unique two-phase digestive supplement that mimics the two primary phases of healthy digestion. In phase one (the stomach), acidic nutrients are released from each tablet, along with the protein digesting enzymes pepsin, papain, and bromelain, to support the healthy acidic enzyme environment of your stomach. In the second phase (small intestine), the tablet releases bicarbonate, pancreatic enzymes, and bile salts – just like the gallbladder and pancreas – to help digestion in the upper intestines. These pancreatic enzymes are multifunctional, because they help the digestion of all foods, including proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates. Use of Digestive Formula can help improve digestion in many people, including those who may experience occasional indigestion or heartburn.|
Hydrochloric acid, produced by the stomach, plays an important role in the first phase of digestion. Optimal digestion begins with a pH (a measure of acid/alkaline balance) between 1 and 2, which is as strong as the acid used in car batteries. In addition to initiating the proper digestion of protein, fat, and carbohydrate, strong stomach acid also creates a barrier against foreign bacteria, fungi, and parasites that may be on food that we eat. The stomach lining is designed to withstand the strong acid generated during and after eating; however, the esophagus is not. Various factors may cause one to have occasional heartburn.
Antacids and acid blocking agents provide relief, however natural methods for minimizing incidences of occasional heartburn may be better in the long term. These include weight loss, proper breathing, and avoiding certain foods. Frequent small meals, not eating 4-5 hours before bedtime, elevating the head of the bed by six inches, and sleeping on the left side can also be helpful. Foods, such as chocolate, mints and other spices with strong aromatic oils, coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and carbonated drinks have been shown to increase occasional heartburn.
People with occasional “indigestion and heartburn” of different types find that dietary supplementation with Digestive Formula often helps promote healthy digestion. The whole process of digestion requires more energy from the body than any other process. Hydrochloric acid production diminishes easily under stress and also decreases as we grow older.
Among other things, adequate levels of stomach acid are needed for optimal absorption of minerals and vitamin B-12, as well as for complete digestion of dietary proteins. These functions may be needed in order to maintain the ability to make adequate amounts of stomach acid.
Digestive Formula is a unique two-phase digestive supplement that imitates and complements the primary two phases of healthy digestion. The acidic substances, betaine hydrochloride and glutamic acid hydrochloride (one of the amino acids) are released from phase one of the tablet, along with the protein digesting enzymes pepsin, papain, and bromelain. Together these help support the healthy acidic enzyme environment of the stomach.
The pH-sensitive second phase of the tablet releases bicarbonate, pancreatic enzymes, and bile salts to complement and support the natural second phase (small intestinal) of digestion.
The second phase of digestion begins when food passes from the stomach into the small intestine. As the partially digested food enters here, its strong acidity signals the pancreas to secrete bicarbonate along with its starch, protein, and fat digesting enzymes. Secreted bicarbonate neutralizes the stomach acids, and raises the pH in the small intestine to just slightly acidic (about 5.5), which is the chemical environment in which the pancreatic enzymes work best. The gallbladder simultaneously secretes bile into the small intestine, which helps to emulsify dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins so that they can be well absorbed from the intestine.
Paradoxically, if the material coming from the stomach is not acidic enough, a weak signal to the pancreas is generated. This prevents enough bicarbonate from being produced, resulting in a pH that is not alkaline enough for optimal pancreatic enzyme function.
In addition to the different protein, fat, and complex carbohydrate digesting enzymes included in Digestive Formula, it also supplies a proprietary blend of beneficial microflora in a stabilized media including whole-leaf Aloe vera, beet root, and lecithin.
Digestive Formula may be taken on a routine basis to provide additional support for healthy digestion. Most people take 1 tablet with small meals and 2 tablets with larger ones, though more can be taken if desired. If stomach discomfort increases after taking Digestive Formula, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
The old saying “you are what you eat” is only partly true; you are what you eat, digest, and assimilate. Healthy digestion is fundamental to good health. Try Digestive Formula for a month or two and see if it makes a difference. If it does, you and your entire body will be glad you did!
DIRECTIONS: One tablet at the beginning of or during each meal. More tablets can be taken if desired. Store in a cool dry place and keep tightly closed. Do not refrigerate.
Each tablet contains ACTIVE ENZYMES (Pancreatin, Pancrelipase, Pepsin, Amylase, Papain, Bromelain, and Lipase), NATURAL BUFFERING AGENTS (Betaine HCl, Glycine, L-Glutamic Acid and Calcium Carbonate), BENEFICIAL LACTOBACILLUS MICRO-FLORA (L. salivarius, L. acidophilus DDS-1™, L. bulgaricus and Bifidobacterium bifidum), and SYNERGISTIC INGREDIENTS (Bile, Lecithin, Peppermint Leaf, Aloe Vera, and Beet Root). This unique formula releases ingredients in two separate and distinct phases consistent with the natural digestive tract anatomy and ecology.
Formulated in the exclusive PhytoZyme™ base of plant enzymes for bioavailability and over 30 synergistic fruit, vegetable and herbal concentrates for "extra" phytonutrient cofactors.
Contains no artificial preservatives, sugar, starch, caffeine, salt, wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, milk, egg, shellfish, artificial sweetening, flavoring or coloring agents.
Not Tested on Animals. Contains no ingredients from animal sources other than Porcine Bile, Pancreatin, Pancrelipase, and Pepsin.
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