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Digase Digestive Enzymes

Food enzymes play an essential role in digestion by predigesting food in the upper stomach before any hydrochloric acid is secreted. DIGASE™ is an extremely effective and complete enzyme supplement formula designed by Dr. Hank Liers.

HPDI's proprietary formula contains a full spectrum of digestive enzymes: proteases (optimized for pHs of 3.0, 4.5, and 6.0), peptidase, lipase, and carbohydrases, including amylase, glucoamylase, invertase (sucrase), diastase, alpha-galactosidase, lactase, phytase, cellulase, and hemicellulase. CereCalase™ is included to break down phytic acid, a substance that can prevent proper absorbtion of minerals in the diet.

DIGASE™ also contains the digestion-stimulating herbs ginger root, gentian root, and caraway seed. All enzymes are extracted entirely from plant sources.

DIGASE™ operates over the pH range (from 3.0 to 9.0), eliminating the need for enteric coatings. A small amount of added calcium ions ensures that all enzymes are optimally effective. This unique formula is contained in a gelatin capsule with no added stearic acid lubricant.


Supplementation of food enzymes is recommended in today’s society largely due to the extreme prevalence of cooked, overcooked, and processed foods.

Modern methods of preparation (e.g., cooking) often leave foods devoid of digestive enzyme activity because foods enzymes are essentially destroyed at temperatures of approximately 118° Farenheit or above. Foods are commonly heated during preparation to temperatures greater than 150°. This fact means that many foods lack enzymes, and that typical, modern Western diets (e.g., the Standard American Diet or SAD) characteristically contain relatively lower levels of enzymes than diets both from earlier periods in Western history (as recently as the mid-20th century) and diets from non-Western cultures wherever modern/industrial methods of processing and/or cooking have either not been adopted, or not fully embraced.

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Destruction of food enzymes (via cooking and processing) therefore places greater digestive burdens on the body, which must produce greater amounts of enzymes to compensate for the loss of enzymes in foods we eat. The digestive system consequently can become overstressed and vital nutrients may not be released from foods for assimilation.

The full-spectrum digestive enzymes in DIGASE™ support and ameliorate the body in its efforts to digest foods completely for optimal uptake of nutrients. Less than optimal uptake and assimilation of nutrients can mean a reduced ability to convert foods into the raw materials necessary for vitality, energy, and for supporting other essential biological processes in the body.

DIGASE™ contains recommended amounts of food enzymes and provides as much as 80% of the digestive power required for typical meals. Our highly effective formula therefore can help your digestive processes significantly, thereby improving your uptake of nutrients required for optimal health and vibrant living.

Additionally, a full spectrum digestive enzyme formula like DIGASE™ may be especially useful when digestive processes are further burdened not only by lack of enzymes in foods (e.g., by cooking or overprocessing of foods), but also when the digestive organs themselves may be compromised (or less than fully functional) due to stress, environmental factors, aging, organ damage, or other factors diminishing digestive enzyme production in the body.

COMPOSITION: One capsule provides the following percentages of the Daily Value:

Amylase 2,500 DU *
Glucoamylase 9 AGU *
Invertase (Sucrase) 200 SU *
Diastase 500 DPo *
Protease 4.5 8,000 HUT *
Peptidase FP 2,000 HUT *
Protease 6.0 4,000 HUT *
CereCalase™ 7.5 mg *
Protease 3.0 (acid stable) 8 SAPU *
Alpha-Galactosidase 60 GalU *
Lipase 250 FIP *
Cellulase 200 CU *
Lactase 250 ALU *
Caraway Seed (Carum carvi) 70 mg *
Gentian (Gentiana lutea) 70 mg *
Ginger Rhizome (Zingiber officinale) 70 mg *


* No established Daily Value

† Enzyme activity specified in accordance with Food Chemical Codex (FCC) procedures accepted by FDA

DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take 1–2 capsules at the beginning of a meal, or as directed by a health care professional. Capsule contents may be emptied into the mouth. Do not use if a condition of ulcers exists.

INGREDIENTS: DIGASE™ only contains the highest-quality herbs and plant enzymes (as specified above), beet root fiber, gelatin (capsule), and water (capsule).

DIGASE™ does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, sugar, yeast, sulfates, chlorides, phosphates, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.


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.