Bio-Gest® (Digestive Enzymes) - 180 Capsules

by Thorne Research
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Quantity per Container: 180 Capsules
Item Number: TR1033
Serving Size: 2 Capsules Servings per Container: 90
Price per Serving:  0.44 Price per Unit*: $0.22 per Capsule
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    Digestive enzymes for individuals with occasional indigestion

    Bio-Gest helps digest fats‚ proteins‚ and carbs by supplementing HCl‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile‚ which can be depleted by many things‚ including age‚ antacid overuse‚ and gallbladder removal.


    Situations such as a long-term illness‚ gall bladder removal‚ overuse of antacids‚ and normal aging can contribute to the insufficient secretion of stomach acid‚ pancreatic enzymes‚ and bile‚ any one of which can lead to various symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort. Maldigestion can result in the insufficient absorption of nutrients‚ giving rise to vitamin deficiencies (particularly vitamins A‚ D‚ E‚ and K) and food allergies. Thorne's Bio-Gest offers broad-spectrum digestive support with hydrochloric acid‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile‚ each of which is important for those individuals who need more effective protein and carbohydrate digestion‚ and fat emulsification and absorption. Unlike many comparable digestive aid supplements‚ Bio-Gest utilizes pepsin and pancreatin that are undiluted and lactose-free.

    Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach accomplishes several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin; it maintains a sterile environment in the stomach to resist ingested pathogens; it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine; and it facilitates the flow of bile from the liver and enzymes from the pancreas. Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of important nutrients‚ including folate‚ vitamin B12‚ ascorbic acid‚ beta-carotene‚ iron‚ and several forms of calcium‚ magnesium‚ and zinc. Numerous studies have shown that hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach begins to decline with advancing age. The overuse of antacids also leads to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach‚ which results in poor protein digestion. Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pepsin from a porcine source.

    Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes that are produced by cells in the pancreas. Pancreatin is composed of amylase‚ lipase‚ and protease. Pancreatin production and secretion by the pancreas is essential to digestion and absorption of numerous nutrients‚ especially fats.



    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.


  • MFG # SD405
  • UPC # 693749405023
Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 90

Two Capsules Contain / %DV

Betaine Hydrochloride† 480 mg / *
L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride 480 mg / *
Pancreatin (Porcine)†† 140 mg / *
Ox Bile concentrate 80 mg / *
Pepsin (Porcine) 70 mg / *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ Leucine‚ Silicon Dioxide.

†Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product. Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.
††The Pancreatin in one capsule contains no less than:
Amylase 15‚750 USP Units
Protease 14‚000 USP Units
Lipase 2‚450 USP Units

Gluten Free.


Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health professional.


ALLERGY WARNING S
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant‚ consult your health professional before using this product.

INTERACTIONS
Bio-Gest should not be used concurrent with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.

ADDITIONAL WARNINGS
Bio-Gest should be used with caution in an individual with a history of a peptic or duodenal ulcer.

It is not recommended to remove the Bio-Gest powder from the capsule to take orally‚ as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.

TAMPER EVIDENT
Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.


  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
  • Nut Free
  • Peanut Free

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  • Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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  • Verified Buyer

    Seems to work

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    from FLAGSTAFF AZ on 9/08/2018
    My naturopath highly recommended Bio-Gest by Thorne Research to help with my digestion. I only need 1-2 with a meal and get some benefits.

    Pros

    Only need one for efficacy

    Cons

    Expensive
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Lifesaver!

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    from Nevada on 1/25/2018
    This Bio-Gest by Thorne Research was ND prescribed as it provides the enzymes and HCL I need to digest my food.

    Pros

    Tasteless

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Did not like

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    from California on 7/27/2016
    I tried Thorne Dipan-9, which is such a help digest meats (but can't take too much as it causes stomach cramping). Bio-Gest by Thorne Research, one not so much, I didn't feel good taking it. Obviously it wasn't the fillers, so perhaps I don't react well to the other ingredients. It is obviously much more economical, so if it helps you that's great and I always recommend Thorne products, but otherwise I recommend the more potent and single ingredient Dipan-9 if you have trouble digesting heavy foods. I don't take it all the time because I read somewhere that you'll become dependent and your body won't make pancreatic enzymes anymore, but it's nice to have with heavier meals!
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Works for me!

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    from Phoenix on 4/04/2016
    I have silent reflux and didn't want to take drugs so my naturopathic doctor suggested I try Bio-Gest by Thorne Research. It breaks the food down when you take it after eating.

    Pros

    Helps get food moving through system.

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Helped my daughter start eating again

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    from Virginia on 2/17/2016
    Until she started school, my daughter ate many small meals per day. But that isn't allowed school, and she started to drop weight and stopped growing. She fell from the 90th percentile in height to below 50% in 2 years. Doctors said she was fine, but we noticed she was often nauseous after meals and sometimes vomited. She had particular trouble digesting fatty foods and generally refused to eat any meat other than chicken or turkey breast. So she started eating only tiny amounts of food (and stopped growing). After doing some research, we discovered that she had virtually every symptom attributable to low stomach acid, a theory that was later proved by testing. She started taking Bio-Gest by Thorne Research and like magic, she can now eat regularly portioned meals and even fatty meats like hamburgers with no side effects.

    Pros

    Resolves low HCL issues No side effects.

    Cons

    None.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Biogest

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    from Idaho on 10/06/2015
    My son has stomach issues. His Doctor recommended he takes Bio-Gest by Thorne Research to help digest the food he eats. Before taking Bio-Gest he was unable to eat without getting so sick. He lost 30 lbs quickly. This continues to help and he has been using Biogest for 18 months now.

    Pros

    Helps digest food when taken with food.

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Life changing!

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    from SC on 5/30/2015
    I am able to mix Bio Gest by Thorne Research with foods at a meal that I couldn't for years! I can also tolerate wheat!

    Pros

    I can mix foods without becoming bloated.

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
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    Life changing

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    from 02110 on 2/08/2015
    Bio-Gest has changed my life. Chronic constipation and severe bloating have wreaked havoc on my mood, anxiety levels, and social life for as long as I can remember. I feel like a new person on Bio-Gest. I am so happy my provider recommended this product! I take it every day with each meal.

    Pros

    Constipation relief, indigestion relief

    Cons

    Nothing
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Helps digestion

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    from CT on 12/17/2014
    My naturopath recommended that I take one Bio-Gest Capsule by Thorne Research with each meal to help my digestion.

    Pros

    I like that this one product contains HCl‚ pepsin‚ pancreatin‚ and ox bile.

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Bio-Gest

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    from Evansville, IN on 12/07/2014
    Taking Bio-Gest by Thorne Research for a long time for digestive enzymes.

    Pros

    Easy to take.

    Cons

    Nothing.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
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