Why Digestive Aid?
In order to receive the nutritional benefits from the foods we eat, it is critical that they are properly digested, absorbed and eliminated. The major function of the digestive system is to break down and absorb nutrients and the active components in the digestive juices are primarily enzymes.
Riordan Clinic's Digestive Aid contains betaine & pepsin which provide two essential components of healthy digestion: hydrochloric acid (HCl) and the digestive enzyme, pepsin. Hydrochloric acid is vital for the proper digestion of protein and the absorption of vitamins and minerals (especially vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc). Maintaining adequate levels of HCl is fundamental to healthy protein digestion, nutrient availability and maintenance of beneficial gastric flora.
How does Digestive Aid aid your health?
Betaine supports cell health by acting as a methyl donor. This, in turn, supports healthy methionine, homocysteine and hepatic fat metabolism. Betaine also functions as an osmolyte, which supports the integrity of cells and proteins during fluctuations in hydration, salinity and temperature. Betaine HCl has been used for years to support digestion and absorption due to its ability to lower gastric acid. It also serves as the body's primary mechanism against pathogens found in food. One of the first enzymes to initiate protein digestion, pepsin is synthesized in the parietal cells of the gastric mucosa and secreted as the inactive precursor, pepsinogen. HCl activates pepsinogen to convert it to pepsin once it is outside the cell. Pepsin is released by the chief cells and is responsible for breaking down proteins into peptides. This activation sets up a chain reaction that produces more pepsin allowing for better protein digestion.
A famous naturopathic truism goes like this: Death begins in the gut... As the digestive system goes, so goes the patient's health. Digestive health is highly influenced by the health of the living organisms that occupy it. - Ron Hunninghake, M.D. The Super Probiotic Health Hunters Newsletter (January 2013)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- ALSO CONTAINS:
- Natural gelatin capsule, microcrystaline cellulose, magnesium stearate, calcium silicate.
- Riordan Clinic
- Take 1-2 capsules before each meal or as recommended by your health care professional.
- DOES NOT CONTAIN:
- Gluten, yeast, or artificial colors flavors
- Pancreatin 8X, Betaine HCL, Pepsin 1:3,000 Powder, Desiccated Ox Bile, Bromelain, Papain.
- 90 Capsules
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- If you are pregnant or nursing consult your physician before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature.