Description Usage Supplement Facts Aging, illness, and the overuse of antacids can contribute to insufficient secretion of hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes, resulting in incomplete digestion of food.* This maldigestion can result in various health problems, including nutrient malabsorption, digestive problems (such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea), and vitamin deficiencies (particularly of the fat-soluble vitamins).* Thorne offers hydrochloric acid and pure pepsin. Unlike many supplement companies, the pepsin utilized in Thorne's product is pure, undiluted, and lactose-free. Thorne's pure pancreatin is also lactose-free and has the highest potency and purity possible.* These elements are combined in one formula, B.P.P., to help aid in overall digestion.* Individuals who may be low in hydrochloric acid production and have malabsorption of protein, carbohydrates, and fats should consider B.P.P.* 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 have shown hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach declines with advancing age. Overuse of antacids can also lead to low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which can result in poor protein digestion.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children. Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in cool, dry place. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 2 capsulesServings per container: 90 Ingredients Amount %DV Betaine Hydrochloride*** 1.04g † Pancreatin (Porcine)** 200 mg † Pepsin (Porcine) 40 mg † Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide † Daily Value not established Note: Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source. This product is not diluted with lactose. Individuals with porcine allergies should not take this product. 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 ***Equivalent to 16 grains.