Gastrazyme supplies specific nutrients including vitamin U complex, chlorophyllins and vitamin A, ingredients all known to support the health of GI tract, which may become stressed due to normal, everyday factors. Early studies have recognized the effectiveness of raw cabbage juice in normalizing gastric and intestinal function. Glutamine and methionine derivatives present in this juice are believed to be the active principles.
Specific attention has focused on methionine S-methylsulfonium (MMS) in the chlorinated form. MMS occurs in a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as cabbage. Studies have demonstrated that MMS supports the normal healing process of the stomach following exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs). Traditionally, this compound has been designated Vitamin U , although it does not meet the classic definition of a vitamin. .