Having consistently poor digestion can produce numerous health problems, including nutrient malabsorption, digestive problems such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea, and vitamin deficiencies. One common reason for having long-term poor digestion can be insufficient secretion of hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes due to factors such as aging, illness, and the overuse of antacids. Individuals who are likely to be low in hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzyme secretion, and have malabsorption of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, should consider B.P.P.* Unlike many competitive digestive-support products, Thorne’s B.P.P. offers pepsin that is undiluted and lactose-free. B.P.P. also provides undiluted pancreatin, which is essential to optimal digestion and the absorption of numerous nutrients, especially fats.* Thorne's lactose-free pancreatin has the highest potency and purity possible.*
Hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach does several positive things. It assists protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, it renders the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens, it inhibits undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine, and it encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes.* Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc.* Numerous studies show hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach declines with advancing age. The overuse of antacid products can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which can further inhibit digestion.
Two Capsules Contain:
Betaine Hydrochloride* 1.04 g.
Pancreatin (Porcine)* 200 mg.
Pepsin (Porcine) 40 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*Equivalent to 16 grains. This product is not diluted with lactose. Do not take this
product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic
ulcers. *The Pancreatin in one capsule contains no less than: Amylase 22,500 USP
Units, Protease 20,000 USP Units, Lipase 3,500 USP Units.
Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. Servings Per Container: 90
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
B.P.P. should not be used concurrent with H2-blocking drugs and proton pump inhibitors because these drugs are intended to block the production of stomach HCl.
B.P.P. is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers. It is not recommended to remove the B.P.P. powder from the capsule to take orally, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.