Digestive Enzymes Complete is a cost-effective, non-prescription, broad-spectrum, digestive enzyme formula suitable for vegans and designed to support the digestion of fat, protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and lactose. This comprehensive formula contains lipase, proteases, alpha-galactosidase, hemicellulase, papain, lactase, and other key digestive enzymes. Digestive Enzymes Complete works in a wide pH range—unlike porcine pancreatin, which works in a narrow pH range.*
Take one to two capsules daily, or use as directed by your healthcare practitioner. If necessary, capsules may be opened and contents sprinkled over food.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
HPMC (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, and silica.
Does not contain:
Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, or artificial sweeteners.
Maltodextrin (derived from corn) is used to standardize enzyme activity.
Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
Do your products contain common allergens?
With minor exceptions, our formulas do not contain wheat, gluten, corn protein, yeast, soy, animal, or dairy products. None of our formulas contain artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
Do your formulas contain fillers?
There are a few instances in which fillers are used. When they are, we use vegetable-based cellulose to fill a capsule that may have a very small amount of active ingredients.
What are the binders used in your tableted formulas?
Dicalcium phosphate, methylcellulose, glycerin, and croscarmellose sodium comprise the majority of binders used in our tablets. All binders are hypoallergenic, non-animal derived compounds.
What are your capsules made of?
We only use vegetable capsules. They are made from hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, a cellulose compound derived from wood pulp.
Do you use standardized herbal extracts?
We strive to provide the highest quality herbs and the best value. When they are available in the marketplace, and especially when they are deemed critical to the efficacy of a formula, we use standardized herbal extracts.
Have your bovine-sourced products been tested for mad cow disease?
Yes, we have been assured that our bovine-sourced formulas are very safe and do not pose any risk for mad cow disease.
Should I take my supplements with meals?
If there is a clear, science-based reason to take your supplement away from a meal, this will be indicated on the formula label directions or in the formula Doctor's Reference Sheet (DRS). If there is any remaining question, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Can I take your formulas if I am pregnant or lactating?
Many dietary ingredients have not been tested during pregnancy or lactation. It is always best to check the label cautions and consult your healthcare practitioner before using a dietary supplement of any kind while pregnant or lactating.
Are there any known drug-nutrient interactions with any of the products?
Indeed, there are known and possibly unknown interactions between some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and some dietary supplements. The combination may enhance the drug's action and therefore increase risk of toxicity, or it can reduce the drug's action and therefore decrease its benefit. A drug can also deplete certain nutrients, increasing the need for supplementation. The information supplied on our labels regarding specific interactions is limited. Our formulas are designed to be used only under medical supervision, so it is very important to consult with your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist before combining prescription or OTC medications with any RealDose Nutrition formula.
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