Nutrigest 90 Tabs
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.