The human intestinal tract contains seven enzymes that split dietary disaccharides into free monosaccharides.  Until now, commercially available enzyme products contained enzyme ingredients that had the activity of only some of these disaccharidase enzymes.  One in particular, however, sucrase-isomaltase complex, was only partially represented in these products.  Invertase is present in these products to hydrolyze sucrose to yield glucose and fructose, and to hydrolyze other complex sugars that contain fructose, so it acts as a sucrase enzyme.  The isomaltase fraction of that human enzyme is not represented because there is no commercially available form of isomaltase in the world.

The importance of this missing enzyme fraction was confirmed in January 2004 by R. Kushak, Ph.D., and T. Buie, M.D., of Massachusetts General Children’s Hospital in an intestinal biopsy study involving 100 children with special requirements and sensitivities.  The study showed that 60% of these patients had weak lactase activity and 25-45% had weak isomaltase/palatinase activity, which substantiated their special dietary need for an enzyme providing isomaltase/palatinase activity

This study provided the impetus for Kirkman to search for an enzyme that had isomaltase/palatinase activity.  Kirkman found that enzyme and trademarked it Isogest.

It's free from...
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Gluten
  • Nuts
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Yeast

Key features

  • less bloating
  • more regular bowel habits
  • less constipation
  • more normal stools
  • better overall digestion with less discomfort
  • firmer stools
  • less gas
  • less diarrhea
  • less sensitivity to dairy and grains
  • less odorous bowel movements

Important information

Warnings

Do not allow the powder in the capsules to get into the eye or contact the skin.

Important:

Store in a cool dry place and tightly capped.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Dosage information

One capsule at the beginning of every meal or as directed by a physician.