Situations such as 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 and lead to heartburn, gas, bloating, and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.* For individuals who need a more broad-spectrum digestive aid, Thorne Research 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
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.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
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.
Bio-Gest should be used with caution in a patient with a history of a peptic or duodenal ulcer.
It is not recommended to remove the Bio-Gest powder from the capsule, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.