90 vege capsules:
A broad spectrum range of high-strength digestive enzymes, combined with soothing herbs and natural digestives (including ginger, peppermint and apple cider vinegar) that are well-known for their food digesting actions.
The digestive enzymes in this herbal supplement are derived from plant, fruit and vegetable sources. Combined with the active herbals, DIGESTIVEaid offers ideal support for efficient digestive function and a healthy intestinal system.
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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:
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.
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90 capsules per pot
Each 527mg proprietary blend capsule provides:
Betaine Hydrochloride - 100mg
Lipase 6,000 IU/GRAM - 66mg
Amylase 50,000 IU/GRAM - 45mg
Protease III 30,000 HUT/GRAM - 16.6mg
Bromelain 1200 GDU/GRAM - 5mg
Papain 2,000,000 IU/GRAM - 0.5mg
Also contains the added herbals: Alfalfa Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Caraway Seed Powder, Chamomile Powder, Fennel Seed Powder, Ginger Root Powder, Peppermint Leaf Powder, Turmeric Root Powder.
Ingredients: Betaine Hydrochloride, Capsule: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Lipase, Amylase, Protease, Alfalfa Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Caraway Seed Powder, Chamomile Powder, Fennel Seed Powder, Ginger Root Powder, Peppermint Leaf Powder, Turmeric Root Powder, Bromelain, Anti-Caking Agent: Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), Papain.
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar, wheat or yeast.
Suitable for vegetarians.
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 system support 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.
Do not take if peptic ulcers are present.