Digestive Enzymes, Digestzyme-V #90 Caps (Vegetarian)
Proper digestion is key to good health. In order for our bodies to properly absorb the necessary nutrients from our food, we must first produce specific enzymes designed to break down the proteins, starches and fats ingested. Most of these enzymes are produced from the pancreas and stomach. Indigestion and other common gastrointestinal complaints may be a sign that proper digestion is not taking place. Many patients take antacids for such issues not realizing that it may be making the issue worse and that excess acid may not be the root cause of their discomfort. Antacids raise the pH of the stomach thereby impairing protein digestion and mineral disassociation.
Supplementing our diets with a comprehensive digestive enzyme blend before a meal may help our body’s better digest our meals.
Enzyme Blend: A Vegetarian diet consists largely of plant based foods. The cell walls of plant based foods are complex and not easily broken down, the nutrients contained within the cell walls can be difficult to absorb. For this reason CereCalase® , pectinase, xylanase, cellulose, glucoamylase and alpha-galactosidase have been added to Digestzyme-V. CereCalase® is a special blend of hemicellulase, betaglucanase and phytase that is designed to digest the cell walls of plants. In addition Digestzyme-V contains enzymes specifically to aid in the digestion of dairy (lactase), proteins (protease blend), fats (lipase) and starches (amylase).
Artichoke and Gentian Root: Herbs like artichoke and gentian root have a more historical use in the role of digestion. Gentian root contains compounds that are among some of the most bitter substances known. Herbalists have used bitters, including gentian, to stimulate natural digestive enzymes in the mouth and stomach. Artichoke has been used for its choleretic activities.
Studies have found that artichoke stimulates the body’s natural production of bile. Bile plays an important role in digestion. Bile is responsible for emulsifying fats in our diets, thereby increasing the surface area of these fats which allows enzymes to more efficiently break them down. Artichoke and gentian root provide an excellent vegetarian alternative to ox bile, which is traditionally used in digestive supplements to support bile production.
• Amylase, Protease 4.5 and 6.0, Peptidase and Lactase: Aspergillus oryzae.
• Glucoamylase, Protease 3.0, CereCalase®, Alpha- Galactosidase and Pectinase: Aspergillus niger.
• CereCalase®, Cellulase and Xylanase: Trichoderma longibrachiatrum.
• Acid Maltase: Rhizopus oryaze.
• Bromelain: Ananas comosus.
• Lipase: Candida rugosa.
• Neutral protease: Bacillus subtilis.