- Digestive enzyme
- Digestive aid
- Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia
Because of our hectic lifestyle, and the way we often consume food that is frequently overcooked, digestion can often be less than optimal. Thorough digestion of foodstuffs with enzymes prevents foods from being fermented in the gut and the proliferation of “bad” bacteria and yeast at the expense of “good” intestinal bacteria. More complete digestion of carbohydrates removes the food source for these bad organisms. Another benefit of enzymes is that more nutrition can be derived from food.
Digestive enzymes have a long history of use for those who need digestive enzyme support. In the past, animal enzymes were preferred to non-animal-based enzymes for their protein digesting strength though they required a narrower pH window of 6.5-7.5 in order to be activated. Digestzyme-V utilizes non-animal-based enzymes that function within a broader pH range of 2.5-8.5, and still offer the digestive strength of animal-based enzymes. This broad pH window of activity makes it especially helpful for individuals with lower gastric acid levels or inconsistent pH levels.
Sustaining a Plant-Rich Diet
Digestzyme-V offers additional support for those who have difficulty digesting plant-based foods. Optimal breakdown of plant cell walls is complex, and nutrients contained within the cell walls can be difficult to absorb. For this reason, CereCalase®, pectinase, xylanase, cellulose, glucoamylase and alpha- galactosidase, non-animal-based enzymes not produced in the body, are added to the formula.
Gentian and Artichoke
Herbalists have used bitters, including gentian, to stimulate natural digestive enzymes in the mouth and stomach for hundreds of years. Studies have shown that artichoke, categorized as a choleretic, stimulates the body’s natural production of bile, which is responsible for emulsifying fats in our diets. Artichoke also increases the surface area of 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.
Adults: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily, with food, or as recommended by your health care professional. For use related to gastrointestinal intolerance/gas production, take with first bite of food/meal. For traditional use/cholagogue use, take 15-60 minutes before meals. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.