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Bilex, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a synergistic dietary enzyme formula that is specially formulated for digestive support.
The pancreas supplies the major digestive enzymes that catalyze the breakdown of starches (carbohydrates), proteins, and fats, so that the breakdown products can be absorbed in the upper small intestine.
Some carbohydrate digestion takes place in the mouth by salivary amylase, but pancreatic amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. Amylases break down starches to maltose and maltotriose, which are further hydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharidases of the mucosal cells, and then absorbed. Although cellulose is indigestible by pancreatic and intestinal enzymes, the microflora within the large intestine may degrade it and produce uncomfortable symptoms in the process.
Bilex may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals desiring digestive support of food.
3 Tablets Contain:
- Pancreatin (8X) – 47 mg
- Amylase – 9400 USP units
- Protease – 940 USP units
- Lipase – 1970 USP units
- Papain – 372,000 USP units
- Ox Bile Extract – 380 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, vegetable stearate and silica.
Adults take 3 tablets daily with meals or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.