Why use supplemental digestive enzymes? Because the more fully broken down a food is, the more useful it is. The digestive system requires a variety of enzymes to break down food into simple components that can be used by the body. Supplemental digestive enzymes can help unlock nutrition from food. Why use Pancreatin 8X? It's a strong formula that's delivered to the intestines. Pancreatin 8X is specially formulated to quickly releases its contents when it reaches the alkaline media of the small intestine.