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Bio-Gest is ideal for individuals needing more than HCl – a blend of HCl, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile. Illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, and can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity, leading to heartburn, gas, bloating, and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort. For individuals who need a broad-spectrum digestive aid, Thorne offers Bio-Gest, which contains HCl, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile – important for those who need support for protein and carbohydrate digestion, and fat emulsification and absorption.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. For occasional use only. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Do not take this product out of the capsule.
Medicinal Ingredients (Per Capsule): Betaine Hydrochloride 240 mg, Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride 240 mg, Pancreatin (porcine pancreas) 70 mg, Ox Bile Concentrate (oxgall bladder) 40 mg, Pepsin (porcine pancreas) (560,000 FCC Pepsin units/capsule) 35 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, L-Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Caution: This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health-care practitioner. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, or cystic fibrosis. Do not use if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or pork proteins. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/epigastric pain and/or heartburn have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if security seal inside the cap is broken. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.