A high-strength Digestive Enzyme which combines a broad spectrum range of plant-derived digestive enzymes with carminative, anti-spasmodic and gut-soothing herbs. To reduce inflammation, hyper-autoimmune responses, break down fibrin (the substance that scars are made from) and improve blood flexibility and flow.
Digestive enzymes are important because they enable us to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats into their raw components in order to make the nutrients available for absorption and utilisation. Over time, poor digestion leads to nutrients malnutrition and the beginning of a range of ailments.
As recommended by renowned ND Max Tomlinson in Marie Claire magazine for bloating and digestion.
More about 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.
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.
Digestive enzymes are also found naturally in fruits, vegetables and other raw foods. Without them, we could not exist. Our body’s reactions would be far too slow for life to be possible, because they are involved in almost everything that happens inside it.
Unfortunately, the number of digestive enzymes produced by our bodies decreases as we age – enzyme production in the body decreases by as much as 30% in most adults over 50! Caffeine, alcohol, illness, pregnancy, stress, severe weather and exercise can also all take their toll on our finite 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.