Gastrazyme supplies specific nutrients, including vitamin U complex, chlorophyllins and vitamin A, ingredients known to support healing of GI tract which may become stressed due to normal, everyday factors.
From a nutritional point of view, the gastrointestinal tract is considered one of the most important organs in the body. Maintaining a healthy digestive tract is paramount in achieving optimal health, as poor digestion can cause a multitude of seemingly unrelated problems. Nutritional health and gastrointestinal health are, therefore, closely correlated. Gastrazyme combines several nutritional components to support healthy digestive functioning, including vitamin A, gamma oryzanol, chlorophyllins, vitamin U complex, superoxide dismutase and catalase.
Early studies recognized the effectiveness of raw cabbage juice in normalizing gastric and intestinal functioning. Glutamine and methionine derivatives present in the juice are believed to be the active principals. Specific attention has been focused on methionine S-methyl sulfonium (MMS) in the chlorinated form. Traditionally, this compound (MMS) has been referred to as “Vitamin U,” although it does not meet the classic definition of a vitamin. MMS has a variety of documented effects, including stimulating the formation of gastric mucous, serving as an antioxidant, and acting as a methyl donor for various acceptors. One study concluded that MMS supported the normal healing process of the stomach following exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS).
Due to the high turnover rate of the gastrointestinal mucosa, vitamin A need is significantly increased. Inadequate vitamin A status has also been correlated with impaired barrier function of the GI tract and immune system impairment. Gamma Oryzanol is a naturally occurring mixture of plant sterols and free transferulic acid esters derived from rice bran. It has marked antioxidant properties and has been shown to normalize intestinal function in animals subjected to chemical or physical stress, as well as those subject to sleep deprivation. Chlorophyllin, a derivative of chlorophyll, is also a known antioxidant. In addition, it maintains the ability to bind divalent metal ions, and protect DNA against damage from heterocyclic amines in vitro.
One (1) tablet with each meal as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Vitamin A, Gamma Oryzanol, Chlorophyllins (from Mulberry leaf), Vitamin U Complex (DL-methylmethionine sulfonium chloride), Superoxide Dismutase (from vegetable culture).
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, modified cellulose gum, modified cellulose, silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
This product is gluten and dairy free.
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