Beta-Gest Digestive Aid and how it works. Protease, hydrochloric acid (from betaine HCl) and lactase reinforce normal stomach digestive secretions compromised by age, stress, alcohol or antacid overuse. Hydrochloric acid readies protein for enzymatic digestion, activates natural gastric enzyme, pepsinogen, and is needed for absorption of phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium and B12. Lactase assists digestion of lactose (milk sugar).
Digestion, the second of the Six Stages of Nutrition, is the process by which complex foods are broken down into simpler substances which the body uses for energy and tissue building. It begins with chewing and ends with absorption, the third stage of nutrition, when nutrients pass through the intestinal lining and directly enter the bloodstream. Without ample acid and enzymes, the digestive system can become stressed beyond capacity and unable to do its best job. NeoLife’s Beta-Gest supports efficient digestion in the stomach with “controlled-release” hydrochloric acid and plant sourced, acid-stable enzymes to assist digestion of protein and lactose. Its complete formula addresses the underlying causes of indigestion, not just the symptoms.