Digestive Enzymes are made from a high-strength plant enzymes combined with a range of hand-picked herbs and natural digestives to help soothe the gut and support efficient digestion.
Digestive enzymes with Gut-Soothing Herbs
Our Digestive Enzymes provides a broad range of plant-derived digestive enzymes to help maintain efficient digestive function and a healthy intestinal system. It contains herbs that are well-known for their food digesting actions. Ginger and peppermint, in particular, may help to soothe the gut lining.
What are Enzymes?
An enzyme is a substance produced in the body, which acts as a catalyst to trigger a particular chemical change in another substance. Complex substances are broken down in this way into simple compounds to facilitate assimilation and absorption, as in the case of digestive juices.
The human body makes more than 3,000 kinds of enzymes, which help to speed up chemical reactions and save energy.
What are Digestive Enzymes?
Digestive enzymes, which are only a few of the thousands of known enzymes, are complex proteins that are found in the digestive tract. As mentioned above, they stimulate chemical changes in other substances and are used by the body to break down food into nutrients (which are then digested) and waste (which is then expelled).
The human body produces around 22 different types of digestive enzymes, each of which acts on a different type of food. Without digestive enzymes, we could not exist. Our body’s reactions would be too slow for life to be possible, because they are involved in almost everything that happens in the body. Unfortunately, the number of digestive enzymes produced by our bodies decreases as we age – enzyme production in the body decreases by 30% in most adults over 50! Caffeine, alcohol, illness, pregnancy, stress, severe weather and exercise can also all take their toll on our enzyme reserves.
Digestive enzymes work optimally at a specific temperature and pH. They are secreted by different glands in the body, including the salivary glands, the stomach and pancreas glands and the glands in the small intestines. They also each have specific sites of action, including the mouth, the stomach, the duodenum and the jejunum. When we don’t produce enough digestive enzymes to complete the process of digestion efficiently – gas, bloating, and more serious health issues may occur.
As well as being produced by the body, digestive enzymes are found naturally in fruits, vegetables and other raw foods. The digestive enzymes in our supplement are derived from high quality plant sources.
Benefits of Digestive Enzymes
- Effective against indigestion and reflux
- Effective against flatulence
- Effective against digestion problems (Diarrhoea, constipation and Irratable bowel syndrome IBS )
- Beneficial for Crohn’s Disease , Coeliac disease, Leaky gut syndrome and Ulcerated colitis
- Combats yeast overgrowth like candida
- Combats bad breath, coated tongue and body odour
- Healthy balance of gut flora
- Healthy digestion
90 capsules per pot
Each capsule provides:
1 or 2 capsules to be taken with each main meal or as advised by a health professional.
If taken alone (i.e. rather than in combination with other digestive supplements), to be started off on a higher intake of 2 – 3 capsules before breakfast, lunch and the evening meal for 3 – 4 weeks. Thereafter, reduce to 1 – 2 capsules, 2 – 3 times per day or as required.
Contains no: gluten, wheat, lactose, added sugar, artificial colourings or yeast.