Plant-derived enzymes (betaine hydrochloride, lipase, amylase, protease, bromelain and papain), combined with a range of herbs (alfalfa powder, apple cider vinegar powder, caraway seed powder, chamomile powder, fennel seed powder, ginger root powder, peppermint leaf powder, turmeric root powder).
The enzymes in this food supplement are derived from plant, fruit and vegetable sources.
6 plant enzymes
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Suitable for vegetarians
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Digestive enzymes, which are only a few of the thousands of known enzymes, are complex proteins that are found in the digestive tract. 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. The human body produces around 22 different types of digestive enzymes, each of which acts on a different type of food.
The number of digestive enzymes produced by our bodies decreases as we age - enzyme production in the body actually decreases by as much as 30% in most adults over 50. Caffeine and alcohol intake, illness, pregnancy, stress, severe weather and exercise can also all take their toll on our finite enzyme reserves.
Luckily, digestive enzymes are also found naturally in fruits, vegetables, herbs and other raw foods.
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.
Warning: Do not take if peptic ulcers are present.