Michael's Naturopathic Digestive Enzymes Capsules
Breakdown and absorption of the nutrients in our foods are both dependent on enzymatic transactions and are essential to health. The body utilizes different enzymes for various types of food components.
This formula contains digestive enzymes along with other supportive ingredients to help maximize the nutrient value obtained from food. The formula is a combination of plant and animal derived enzymes.
Pancreatin is one of the digestive secretions of the pancreas. It is a mixture of enzymes consisting of proteases (protein-digesting), amylase (starch-digesting) and lipase (fat digesting).
Amylase is an enzyme which works to break down carbohydrates, such as starches. One of the more potent digestive enzymes, amylase is found in both pancreatic secretions and in saliva.
Lipase is the enzyme that deals with the breakdown of fats and cholesterol in the digestive system.
Trypsin and Chymotrypsin are two pancreatic enzymes which aid in the breakdown of protein.
Papain and Bromelain, enzymes found in papaya fruit and pineapple respectively, play key roles in the digestion of protein.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule with each meal. Dosage may be increased as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size: One (1) Capsule
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Proprietary Blend 401 mg *
Pancreatin** (4X USP***), Papain (from Papaya), Anise Fruit (Pimpinella anisum), Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare), Rutin, Bromelain (from Pineapple) (2400 GDU****/gm), Trypsin, Amylase (Aapergillus oryzae), Lipase (Rhizopus oryzae) and L-Chymotrypsin
* Daily value not established
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Rice Flour and Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.
**Pancreatin Enzyme Profile:
Amylase...........100 USP*** units/mg
Lipase................20 USP*** units/mg
Protease..........100 USP*** units/mg
***United States Pharmacopeia units of enzyme activity
****Gelatin Decomposition Units
Made in a GMP facility that processes egg, fish, milk, shellfish, soy, tree nut and wheat products.