BioDigest provides a comprehensive formula designed to enhance the digestion and
absorption of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, as well as micronutrients. A decline in acid
production is associated with a number of conditions, including hypothyroidism and
diabetes, along with the normal aging process, and may impair the absorption of a
variety of micronutrients (including zinc, iron, vitamin B12) and contribute to bacterial
overgrowth in the intestinal tract.1,2 Hydrochloric acid, complexed to both betaine and
glutamic acid, has been shown to normalize gastric pH among participants with
impaired acid production, achieving a pH of less than 3 within 10-15 minutes, and
duration of over 70 minutes. This effectively improved the absorption of substances
dependent upon low gastric pH.3
BioDigest also provides pancreatic enzymes designed to restore normal digestion to
those with impaired pancreatic function, with protease, amylase, and lipase activity for
digestion of all macronutrients. The inclusion of ox bile promotes not only efficient lipid
absorption, but bile acids have recently been shown to enhance the proteolysis of
dietary protein as well.
Additionally, bile acids upregulate brown adipose tissue activity,
have antimicrobial activity in the small intestine, and have systemic metabolic and
endocrine effects previously unrecognized, influencing thyroid function, metabolism,
and glucose and lipid homeostasis.