GI Janel Digest C is the gentlest of the digest formulas and supports the pancreatic phase of digestion. This formula targets EPI or exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. It is plant based and suitable for vegetarian or vegan diets.
Once the food has left the stomach it enters the small intestine where it continues to be worked on by pancreatic enzymes. These enzymes are made in the exocrine pancreas and travel through a tube that leads from the pancreas to the small intestine. As the food makes it way through the 25 feet of small intestine, it is broken into smaller and smaller particles by the digestive enzymes. Once the food reaches the end of the small intestine (called the distal ileum), it is absorbed microscopically and moves from the intestine and into the blood stream.
Unless there is damage in the esophagus, stomach or small intestine, taking GI Janel Digest C should be soothing and helpful for digestive issues such as bloating or pain with eating. If there is any inflammation in any of these systems, then even this gentle formula can cause you to feel more heart burn. In this case the healing phase must be pursued and completed before digestion can be assisted by the GI Janel Digest formulas.