What is Pancreatin?
Pancreatin is a dietary supplement that is comprised of the pancreatic enzymes trypsin, amylase, and lipase. Pancreatin is used to supplement the loss of digestive enzymes in conditions in which pancreatic secretions are insufficient for normal functionality such as pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis. The enzymes that are replaced are responsible for facilitating the digestion of proteins, starches, and fats.

What are the health benefits of Pancreatin?
Pancreatin has been used to treat pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis, as well as a number of conditions related to the digestive system such as food allergies, obesity, flatulence, and Celiac disease of the small intestine. Pancreatin may also be used to treat certain forms of cancer.

Where can I find Pancreatin?
Pancreatin can be found online, in health food stores, and in the offices of alternative medical practitioners.

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