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 Use or Purpose:
Recommended Dose (Adults):
Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health professional. For occasional use only. For use beyond 4 weeks consult a health professional. Do not take this product out of the capsule.
Betaine Hydrochloride 240 mg
Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride 240 mg
Pancreatin (Porcine pancreas) 70 mg
Ox Bile Concentrate (ox gall bladder) 40 mg
Pepsin (Porcine pancreas)
(560,000 FCC Pepsin units/capsule) 35 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, L-Leucine, and Silicon Dioxide.
Contraindication: This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.
Bio-Gest should not be used concurrently with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors, because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.
Risk Information: Consult your health professional if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare 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. Do not use if you are sensitive to pork proteins. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/epigastric pain and/or heartburn have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use (and consult your health professional). 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.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
– Bio-Gest contains an ingredient derived from a porcine (pork) source.
– It is not recommended to remove the Bio-Gest powder from the capsule, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.