Fortase 200

200 enteric coated capsules enteric

** MADE in the USA **Volumes have been written about the benefits of pancreatic and plant source proteolytic enzymes. Historically, proteolytic enzymes have been used to suport weight loss and a healthy immune system. There is simply too much information to include here on pancreatic enzymes. Pardon us for crowing, but we have simply the best enzyme formulas on the market, bar none. Our high potency proteolytic enzyme formulas contain a mixture of 10 different enzymes as well as other synergistic nutrients to enhance the nutritional benefits of this powerful blend of enzymes. This product used to be best delivered in a tablet form, but now technology has made the use of pancreatic and proteolytic enzymes in capsule form the best delivery method. Since stomach acid is highly destructive to pancreatic enzymes and to many plant source enzymes and since capsules are quickly broken down in the stomach, the use of capsules with enzymes used to be a bad idea. But now, a capsule can be enteric coated allowing for a capsule to safely pass through the stomach unchanged and disintegrating quickly once it has arrived in the duodenum for maximum absorption. For most nutrients, passing through the stomach does no harm and in some cases is helpful and even necessary, but it is not good for most enzymes (especially animal based enzymes) which is why most enzyme products should be enteric coated.  Beware of the term "enteric coated". An enteric coating is one that is placed over the tablet to protect its contents. But you should make sure that you are not just getting a simple protein coating as an enteric coating. Protein coatings do work to a limited degree, but can be digested by stomach acid, thus exposing enzymes to premature destruction. Sometimes, the protein coat survives the stomach, and unfortunately the duodenum as well, allowing the tablet to pass through the system undigested. We have two high-potency, specialized enteric-coated enzyme formulas. The formulas are similar, with the same potency of many of the enzymes with the exception of the amount of a-chymotrypsin, Trypsin, Pancreatin, & Natto-Kinase content being greater in the Fortase XL formula with special notice given to the a-Chymotrypsin being 12,000 USP units per capsule. Much has been written on a-Chymotrypsin because of its potent proteolytic (protein duigesting) activity. Its activity is so great that many enzyme formulas on the market today only contain 500- 1000 USP Units per tablet or capsule. The Fortase formula contains 3,000 USP Units per capsule of Chymotrypsin which is still a very potent dose of chymotrypsin when compared to other brands. The potency of the other enzymes also exceeds other brands with multiple enzyme formulas on the market today. TWO SPECIALLY ENTERIC COATED CAPSULES CONTAINS: Pancreatin - 2500 mg Papain (1000 USP u/mg) - 300,000 USP U; (300 mg) Bromelain (80 gdu/g) - 24 GDU; (300 mg) Trypsin (75,000 USP u/g) - 36,000 USP U; (480 mg) NEW HIGHER STRENGTH! α-Chymotrypsin (1,000 USP u/mg) - 6,000 USP U; (6 mg) Natto-Kinase (20,000 FU/g) - 200 FU; (10 mg) Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) (8000 u/g) - 160 IU; (20 mg) Catalase (20 BU/mg) - 14 mg (280 BU) Lipase (4,000 FIP U/g) - 400 FIP U; (50 mg) Amylase (5,000 DU/g) - 250 DU; (100 mg) L-Glutathione - 20 mg Lyophilized Calf Thymus- 110 mg N-Acetyl Cysteine- 20 mg α-Lipoic Acid - 20 mg Note that we are now reporting total activity in standardized units per 2 capsules in order to make it easier for you to compare with competitive products. THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE