GI Digest by Douglas Laboratories is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula containing all the necessary digestive enzymes including dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV), lactase and alpha-galactosidase that assist in the proper digestion of proteins, fats, starch, dairy, and gluten.
Formulated with multiple proteases, lipases, and carbohydrases from non-animal sources, GI Digest provides enzymatic activity across a broad pH range that ensures the enzymes are active throughout the stomach and through the small intestine.
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. Amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. Lipases break down triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine.
Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid, which denature and break large proteins down to smaller polypeptides. In the small intestine, proteases break down these polypeptides into free amino acids, and di- and tripeptides, which are directly absorbed by the intestinal mucosa.
GI Digest is indicated for digestive support of foods that contain protein, fat, starch, dairy and/or gluten.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule
- BioCore® Optimum Complete – 110 mg
- Amylase – 3,500 DU
- Protease – 21,000 HUT
- Protease – 4,000 PC
- alpha-Galactosidase – 150 GalU
- Glucoamylase – 9 AGU
- Lactase – 1,000 ALU
- Protease – 50 SAPU
- Invertase – 400 SU
- Lipase – 500 FIP
- Acid Maltase – 14 MaltU
- Peptidase – 2 AP
- BioCore® DPP-IV – 100 mg
- Protease – 500 DPP-IV
- Protease – 30,000 HUT
- Protease – 8.5 AP
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule with each meal, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse effects have been reported.
CAUTION: If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare provider prior to use.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.