Bio-6-Plus (Pancreatic/Digestive Enzymes) 90 Tabs
Bio-6-Plus (Pancreatic/Digestive Enzymes) from Biotics Research Corp.
Bio-6-Plus is a digestive support from pancreatic enzymes, along with SOD and catalase. It supplies amylase, lipase and protease from pancreas tissue concentrate.
Recommendation: 1 tablet 3 times daily.
The pancreas possesses two major secretory glands, and consequently possesses dual functions, that of an exocrine and an endocrine gland. As an exocrine gland it serves to secrete the major digestive enzymes amylase, protease and lipase, which function to digest starches, proteins, and fats, respectively. In addition to these, the pancreas also secretes trypsin, chymotrypsin and carboxypeptidase.
Exocrine insufficiency is characterized by deficiency or absence of these three major pancreatic digestive enzymes. Deficiencies in one or all three of these enzymes prevent the normal break down and absorption of food, leading to maldigestion and nutrient malabsorption. The classic clinical manifestations of exocrine insufficiency are malnutrition, abdominal cramps, and steatorrhea.
Additionally, pancreatic enzyme deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of intestinal infection. Adults with pancreatitis or other pancreatic deficiencies may present with weight loss, anorexia, greasy, bulky or foul-smelling stools (due to steatorrhea), abdominal distention, and flatus (gas).
Supplementation in individuals with pancreatic exocrine deficiency or insufficiency may serve to relieve these maldigestion-related issues, and also to achieve a normal nutritional status. Because of its digestive nature, Bio-6-Plus™ may also act as a beneficial aide in the thinning of mucous.
In a published randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with patient’s diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, significant efficacy was demonstrated with enzyme preparations in reducing fat excretion, decreasing stool frequency and improving stool consistency.
Bio-6-Plus™ supplies porcine derived raw pancreas concentrate, which provides 50,000 NF units of amylase, 9,300 NF units of lipase and 50,000 NF units of protease.
It also supplies Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase from Biotics Research’s own proprietary tableting base.