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- Contains a broad spectrum of non-animal derived enzymes including acid-stable lipase and amylase
- It also contains proteases, lactase, celluase peptidase, maltase and invertase to provide digestive enzyme activity in a variety of pH ranges
- Provides comprehensive digestive support by helping the body to break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats, cellulose, and sugars such as maltose, lactose and sucrose
- Contains extract of the powerful antioxidant amla fruit
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What are digestive enzymes?
Natural digestive enzymes are proteins that regulate the chemical reactions your body uses to digest food. These enzymes are secreted by the salivary glands, and the cells in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. The enzymes break down food until they are small enough to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Some people have a digestive enzyme deficiency. These deficiencies are associated with various health conditions. Replacement digestive enzymes are often given to take the place of natural digestive enzymes and allow the body to process food by breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Then the nutrients are absorbed into your body through the wall of the small intestine and distributed through the bloodstream.
Unlike probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that can balance the gut microbiome, digestive enzymes break down food molecules.
- How long does it take digestive enzymes to work?
Digestive enzymes are a crucial component in physiological processes throughout your body. Natural digestive enzymes like amylase, lipase and protease help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. In addition, enzyme supplements can be taken to improve digestion.
Digestive enzymes begin acting within 5 to 10 minutes of eating a meal. Your body does not absorb the enzymes. Instead, they get to work immediately on breaking down proteins which should take just a few minutes with a high-quality supplemental digestive enzyme.
Enzymes work for about 45 to 60 minutes after taking them. Enzymes work by helping you digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins (the three nutrients in food that supply calories).
It’s important to take enzymes as directed. In most cases, you should take digestive enzyme supplements with food.
- Do digestive enzymes help IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive health problem that can be triggered by the inability to digest certain foods. Because digestive enzymes help the body break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, supplementing your body's enzymes may promote healthy digestion and help reduce the symptoms of IBS.
IBS is diagnosed based on symptoms after ruling out other health conditions. Because the cause of IBS is unknown, treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms including:
Since digestive enzymes help break down food, supplements may help relieve symptoms of IBS.
The signs, symptoms, and treatment of IBS are different for everyone. Some clinical studies have shown promise supporting supplemental digestive enzymes in the treatment of IBS, but more research is needed.
- Do digestive enzymes help with weight loss?
Many people wonder if digestive enzymes might help them lose weight.
There is a link between digestive enzymes and weight loss because these proteins help break down fats in the body. Research indicates that the enzyme lipase might hold the key to increased metabolism, fat loss, and weight loss.
Although studies show that digestive enzymes may or may not directly affect weight loss, they could improve digestion and overall gut health. They may also promote regularity and relieve bloating, particularly for those with gastrointestinal conditions.
Some animal studies have shown that digestive enzymes may improve the health of the gut microbiome which may affect weight control.
While replacement digestive enzymes may or may not directly boost weight loss, they could promote regularity and healthy digestion.
5. Can digestive enzymes boost your immune system?
Digestive enzymes can help boost your immune system as you age by replacing enzyme deficiencies caused by high stress, poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and poor lifestyle habits.
Taking supplemental digestive enzymes, especially when eating foods that are processed or hard to digest, lowers the stress on the digestive system, boosts the absorption of nutrients, and creates an ideal environment for your immune system.
To keep your digestive system healthy, ensure your gut microbiome is balanced. This means we need at least 75% of the gut bacteria to be good bacteria. A balanced gut helps your body break down food better. When the gut microbiome is unbalanced, your stomach can start feeding bad bacteria and then we feel symptoms of poor digestion.
- What are some preventive measures to aid digestion?
If you experience frequent, chronic, or occasional digestive symptoms, diet and lifestyle changes may help improve your digestion.
Here are some preventive measures to aid your digestion:
- Eating a diet high in nutrients, fiber, and healthy fat is an important step toward good digestion.
- Increase your water intake by consuming non-caffeinated beverages and fruits and vegetables with high water content.
- Eliminating junk food, processed food, food additives, trans fats, and artificial sweeteners from your diet may protect against digestive disorders and improve your digestion.
- Quitting bad habits that negatively affect your digestion (smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol, and late-night snacking) may help alleviate symptoms as well.
- Practices such as mindful eating, chewing your food thoroughly, stress management, and regular exercise can also help.
Servings Per Container:
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Protease I 20,000 PC
Protease II 200,000 USP
Protease III 40,000 HUT
Amylase 20,000 DU
Lipase 2,000 LU
Cellulase 2,000 CU
Peptidase 600 UNITS
Maltase 600 DP
Lactase 400 LAC U
Invertase 400 SUMNER
Amla Fruit (Phyllanthus emblica) 40 mg
*Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: Enzyme blendï¿½ (milk, wheat, soy), microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), silica