Digestive enzymes: Help food absorption

Have you ever tossed and turned at night because your dinner was not sitting well in your stomach? Is the "iron stomach" of your teenage years a distant memory? Consider enzyme supplements to help your digestion.

Enzymes take large pieces of food and break them down into smaller pieces for absorption through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. As you get older, particularly after age 40, the enzymes found in your digestive system become weakened or more difficult to stimulate. As a result, you may not get all the good nutrition you expect to get from your food. Partially undigested food can pass through your system and cause a host of problems such as bloating, belching, cramps, gas and even allergies.

Supplemental enzymes can help restore enzyme levels to their youthful state. They can be used to improve the digestion of food, promote the growth of intestinal flora (good bacteria) and maintain normal pH levels. For example, the pH needs to be just right for the protein-digesting enzyme pepsin to become activated. Without it, certain peptide bonds won't be properly broken down in the stomach. This can cause bloating or even food allergies as improperly digested proteins get absorbed.

Lindberg Betaine HCl 648 mg with Pepsin Activity

  • Supports a proper stomach pH and protein digestion*
  • Digestive support* 

Betaine HCl with Pepsin Activity assists digestion that begins in the stomach with hydrochloric acid (HCl).* In the body, HCl provides an appropriate acidic environment (pH) to break down food, assists in the absorption of vitamins and minerals, and supports a healthy balance of gut bacteria.* Our pepsin activity is from a vegetarian, acid-stable protease with protein-digesting activity comparable to that of animal-derived pepsin.  Vegetarian formula. 

Directions: Take 1 capsule with water with each meal up to 3 times daily. Do not take on an empty stomach.


Lindberg Pancreatin 200 mg 

  • Helps digest proteins, carbohydrates & fats*
  • Digestive support* 

Pancreatin 200 mg is made of pancreatic enzymes -- protease (protein digesting), amylase (carbohydrate digesting), and lipase (fat digesting) to help your body break down food.*

Each capsule has enzyme activity equivalent to 2,000 mg of pancreatin from 200 mg of concentrated pancreatin enzymes.

Directions: Take 1 capsule with water 1-3 times daily, with or between meals.


Lindberg Complete Digestant 

  • Supports digestion of protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber and lactose*
  • Full spectrum digestive support* 

Complete Digestant is a combination of Pancreatin, Betaine Hydrochloride and Pepsin, plus other key enzymes. This formula will assist your body's own ability to digest protein, carbohydrate, fat, legumes (beans), vegetables, grains and lactose (milk sugar).*

Our ten times (10X) strength Pancreatin provides Amylase 50,000 USP units, Protease 50,000 USP units and Lipase 4,000 USP units in 2 capsules. The activity levels of the other enzymes are: Papain 2,000 USP units/mg, Bromelain 2,400 GDU/g, Pepsin 1:10,000, Lactase 100,000 ALU/g and Alpha-Galactosidase 15,000 GAL/g.

Directions: Take 2 capsules with water at each meal up to 3 times daily.

If you find yourself removing foods from your diet because you just can't stomach them anymore, try a broad spectrum digestive enzyme supplement and enjoy a healthy diet again!


Caution for Betaine HCl usage: If you have an ulcer disease, talk to your doctor before using a digestive enzyme supplement. Do not use if you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer, gastritis, heartburn or if taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone-like drugs, or other medications that might cause a peptic ulcer. Discontinue if burning stomach sensation occurs.


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