The key ingredient for a comprehensive digestive enzyme system
What is Pancreatin?
- Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes produced by the exocrine cells of the pancreas. It is composed of amylase, lipase and protease.
- Lipase enzymes catalyse the digestion of fats, including triglycerides and phospholipids, breaking them down into fatty acid and glycerol molecules. There are two types of amylase enzymes: alpha-amylases and beta-amylases.
- Alpha-amylases are naturally occurring in animals and are manufactured in the exocrine cells of the pancreas. Beta-amylases are found in yeasts, bacteria and plant seeds. The function of both types of amylases is to hydrolyzes, or beak down starches and glycogen into simple sugars such as glucose.
- Protease enzymes, such as pepsin, are responsible for catalyzing the hydrolysis of proteins into peptides and amino acids. Hydrolysis is the deconstruction of chemical compounds in water. The enzymes contained in pancreatin act as catalysts, supplementing those already present in the body. The catalyst enzymes increase the rate at which a reaction occurs.
- Pancreatin is sometimes called "pancreatic acid", although it is neither a single chemical substance nor an acid.
- Pancreatin operates best in an alkaline medium.
Functions of Pancreatin
- The pancreatin enzymes perform specific functions that are vital to daily digestion and metabolism. The amylase enzyme uses water to break down starches into oligosaccharides, which are carbohydrates made of simple sugars. Lipase uses water to break down triglycerides into the singular components of fatty acids and glycerols. Trypsin uses water to break down proteins to amino acid grouping identified as oligopeptides. Pancreatin is an effectual enzyme supplement for restoring missing pancreatic enzymes used in a number of essential body processes. When malabsorption is due to decreased exocrine pancreatic function, enhanced digestion of food can lead to better nutrient absorption, prevention of weight loss and diarrhea, lessening of steatorrhea, and promotion of weight gain. Pancreatin can assist to treat viral infections. Viruses are covered with proteins and the enzymes help to digest those proteins, consequently leaving the virus susceptible to attack by the immune system.
- Pancreatin can improve the system’s capacity to get rid of circulating immune complexes that can be found within the blood; therefore, it can safeguard the kidneys, boost immune response and reduce other autoimmune reactions. Together with additional protein digesting enzymes, pancreatin can prevent undigested proteins to get to the small intestines. Food sensitiveness and allergies are therefore reduced.
- Pancreatin - 400mg
- Capsules - 60 capsules
- Adult : Take 1 tablet 3 times per day (between food / during food)
- Children : ½ the dosage of adult.