NOW Foods Pancreatin

100 capsules
NOW Foods Pancreatin

Now Foods Pancreatin is an enzyme preparation formulated to support effective digestive process. Pancreatin contains essential digestive enzymes amylase (for carbohydrate digestion), lipase (for fat digestion), and protease (for protein digestion). Pancreatin supplements have been found to be useful replacement for lost digestive enzymes related to certain diseases, malnutrition, and old age.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Pancreatin 10X




200 mg

50,000 USP units

50,000 USP units

4,000 USP units


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), rice flour, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily with or between meals.


For adults only. Consult your Doctor if pregnant/ nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.


  • Pancreatin naturally contains the needed enzymes that stimulate the digestion of carbohydrates (amylase), protein (protease), and fats (lipase) from the daily diet. Effective digestion of foods helps produce the needed energy and supply the essential nutrients in the form of glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids for use in the different organs in the body. Additionally, proper metabolism helps prevent common digestive discomforts like upset stomach, constipation, and flatulence.
  • Pancreatin supplements can help replenish the enyzmes the pancreas fail to secrete in patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis patients is an inherited diseases wherein a mucus is produced interfering with the pancreas’ ability to secrete digestive enzymes. Digestive enzyme replacement may help relieve common Cystic Fibrosis symptoms like malnutrition, diarrhea, and intestinal blockage.
  • Pancreatin enzyme supplements benefit people diagnosed with Chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas causes inability of the pancreas to produce the digestive enzymes amylase, protease, and lipase. Replacing these enzymes can provide relief to the common signs and symptoms of pancreatitis such as indigestion, weight loss, and oily, smelly stools.
  • Pancreatin exhibit protective mechanisms for cardiovascular health. Pancreatin enzymes appear to decrease the production of homocysteine, an enzyme that plays a role in the formation of cholesterol plaques in the arteries leading to atheroslecrosis. Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is a major risk factors for Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and hypertension. In worse cases, atherosclerosis can lead to heart attack and stroke.
  • Pancreatin supplements may help the immune system to fight viruses. Viruses are coated in proteins and the protein-digesting enzymes in pancreatin can help these proteins. It leaves the virus more vulnerable to the immune cells for attack, possibly killing them and preventing them from causing any viral infection.

Pancreatin is a digestive enzyme supplement that naturally contains amylase, protease, and lipase for the digestion of three major foods – carbohydrates, protein, and fats respectively. Pancreatin supplements are recommended to provide these digestive enzymes when the pancreas can’t produce it or when its production is not enough to support the body’s needs. It is during digestion when carbohydrates are converted to glucose, protein to amino acids, and fats to fatty acids. Glucose is the body’s primary source of energy for the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs so the body can go about all its activities every day. Amino acids are needed to form protein based tissues in the body like muscles, skin, connective tissues, hair, and nails. Lastly, fats are also being used by the cells to manufacture energy. Without digestive enzymes these foods from the diet wouldn’t be successfully converted to their simpler forms usable by the body. In patients diagnosed with pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, cancer, malnutrition, or the elderly, the pancreas may not be function properly and will not produce the digestive enzymes for proper metabolism. For these people, digestive enzyme replacement through pancreatin supplements can provide the lost digestive enzymes.