Pancreatic enzymes (also known as pancreatin) contain protease for protein digestion, lipase for fat digestion and amylase for carbohydrate digestion. Enzymes have been shown to be helpful for inflammation and injury when taken away from meals, and for digestive problems when taken with meals.
Signs and Symptoms for Nutrient Applications
- Impaired digestion - Malabsorption - Nutrient deficiencies - Abdominal discomfort
Pancreatic extracts stimulate pancreatic enzyme secretion (Digestion 1993;54(Suppl 2):35-9). “Pancreatic enzymes have an influence on the release of some gastrointestinal hormones (i.e. cholecystokinin, motilin and gastric inhibitory peptide)” (Digestion ibid p.15). Oral pancreatic enzymes increased efficiency in a subgroup of patients with impaired secretion ability (Digestion ibid p. 30). Pancreatin refers to preparations of enzymes secreted by the pancreas; pancreatin has one of the greatest potentials in medicine; pancreatic enzyme deficiency is said to be at the root of many degenerative diseases. Pancreatin is often used in the treatment of indigestion, malabsorption and inflammatory conditions. Pancreatin contains proteolytic enzymes, lipase and amylase. “It converts not less than 25 times its weight of starch into soluble carbohydrates and not less than 25 times its weight of casein into proteoses (hydrolyzed protein) within 5 minutes. Its greatest activity is exhibited in neutral or faintly alkaline media; mineral acids or excess alkali hydroxides or carbonates render it inactive” (Merck Index, 11th ed. Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, N.J. 1989 p. 6953). “Pancreatin is most often employed in the treatment of pancreatic insufficiency characterized by impaired digestion, malabsorption, nutrient deficiencies and abdominal discomfort... (Murray M and Pizzorno J Encyclopedia of natural Medicine. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, Ca. 1991, p. 53).
500-1000 mg with each meal or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Use caution directly before and after surgery.
Disclaimer: The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA. The nutritional suggestions and research provided are for informational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease and should not be used as a substitute for sound medical advice. Please see your health care professional in all matters pertaining to your physical health.
Pancreatin Ox Bile - 60 veg. capsules
Description: PANCREATIN OX BILE is an excellent promoter of healthy digestion. Pancreatin contains digestive enzymes, including lipase, protease, and amylase. These enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas and small intestine and help to maintain healthy breakdown of food such as fats, peptides, and starches in the small intestine.
Pancreatin Ox Bile contains per veg. capsule:
Full Strength Pancreatin (lactose free) 250mg
Protease 55,700 USP units
Amylase 61,250 USP units
Lipase 8,875 USP units
Ox Bile Extract 100mg
(45-50 cholic acid)
Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Calcium Citrate/Malate. May contain Ascorbyl Palmitate and/or Silica.