Ultrazyme™ was specifically formulated with bile and active digestive enzymes that assist in fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion in the stomach and small intestine. Although fat digestion starts in the mouth with salivary lipase, most triglycerides are digested by pancreatic lipase. Pancreatic lipase cleaves triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine. Similarly, pancreatic amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. It breaks down starches into maltose and maltotriose, which are further hydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharidases of the mucosal cells, and then absorbed. Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid, which denature and divide large proteins into smaller polypeptides. The pancreatic proteases, trypsin and chymotrypsin, break down these polypeptides into free amino acids, and di- or tri-peptides, which are directly absorbed by the intestinal mucosa. Bromelain is also included to assist in the breakdown of macromolecule protein complexes. This reduces the chance that these complexes will leave the stomach untouched or in large fractions, and helps in their absorption.
Serving Size: 1
|Pancreatic enzymes (from pancreas of Sus scrofa)||62.5 mg|
|Amylase||12 500 USP|
|Protease||12 500 USP|
|Ox Bile (Bos taurus)||50 mg|
|L-Lysine (l-lysine monohydrochloride)||40 mg|
|Pepsin (from stomach of Sus scrofa)||33 mg (330 000 FCC PU)|
|Stem bromelain (from Ananas comosus var. comosus)||25 mg (900 000 FCC PU)|
|Cellulase (from Trichoderma reesei)||3 mg (45 FCC CU)|
Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silica, tablet coating (hypromellose, glycerin).
Take 2 tablets 2 times daily with meals, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Use the smallest effective dose that controls symptoms. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Cautions and Warnings
Do not use if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or pork proteins, or have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking blood thinners, anti-inflammatories or antibiotics, are following a low-protein diet, have diabetes, a gastrointestinal ulcer, pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency or cystic fibrosis, or are having surgery. Consult your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Hypersensitivity, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and heartburn have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use.