Studies show that a high percentage of adults in NorthAmerica and other developed countries eat less than theminimum daily allowance of 10 or more essentialnutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance ofthese nutrients are needed not only for maintaining goodhealth, but also for the dietary management of thebody's structure as well as the optimum functioning ofits various systems, including the digestive system.DGST Support Formula™ has been carefully developedto contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals,trace elements and other nutrients without danger oftoxic build-up or of side effects. Each ingredient isselected in consideration of its absorbability,competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenicpotential, and long-term safety. Certain nutrients such asbeta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complexvitamins are included in high-potency amounts becauseof the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection,energy production and maintenance of healthy bloodcells, nervous system, hormonal balance and more.Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safestand most bioavailable forms.
DGST Support Formula™ contains not only the baseformula of Douglas Laboratories'Ultra-Specific Nutrition2000 Series that offers intensive support for the healthyfunctioning of the body in general, but also a blend ofherbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated toassist in the assimilation and utilization of foods.
The pancreas supplies the major digestive enzymeswhich catalyze the breakdown of fats, carbohydratesand protein, so that the breakdown products can beabsorbed in the upper small intestine. Although fatdigestion starts in the mouth with salivary lipase, mostfat triglycerides are digested by pancreatic lipase, whichis secreted by the exocrine pancreas into the duodenumof the intestine. Pancreatic lipase separates triglyceridesinto monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which areefficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine. Somecarbohydrate digestion takes place in the mouth bysalivary amylase, but pancreatic amylase is the majorcarbohydrate-digesting enzyme. It breaks down starchesinto maltose and maltotriose, which are furtherhydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharidases of themucosal cells, and then absorbed. Protein digestion isinitiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid,which denature and divide large proteins into smallerpolypeptides. The pancreatic proteinases, trypsin andchymotrypsin, break down these polypeptides into freeamino acids, and di- or tri-peptides, which are directlyabsorbed by the intestinal mucosa. DGST SupportFormula™ provides high levels of catalytically activepancreatic enzymes which are specific for fats,carbohydrates and proteins.
Bromelain acts to help prevent allergens from crossingthe gastrointestinal tract, and assists in the breakdown oflarge macromolecular protein complexes. This reducesthe chance that these complexes will leave the stomachuntouched or in large fractions retaining theirrecognizable antigenic form that could pass throughgastric or intestinal lesions inducing an allergenicresponse.
Adults take 4 tablets daily with meals or as directed byphysician.