DIGEST-ZYME is a high-strength supplement which combines a broad spectrum range of plant-derived digestive enzymes with carminative, anti-spasmodic and gut-soothing herbs. 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. Similarly, we produce fewer digestive enzymes as we age - our bodies’ own reserves are finite.
Bad breath, Bloated stomach, Flatulence, Bad body odor, Candida albicans, Ulcerated colitis, Gall stones, Indigestion / reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Leaky gut syndrome
About the ingredients...
The enzymes...Betaine HCL: An acidic form of betaine - a vitamin-like substance found in grains and other foods. Used to provide hydrochloric acid as an aid to digestion. Production seems to decline with age. A deficiency of gastric acid secretion increases the likelihood of certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. Too little hydrochloric acid also impairs digestion of foods (especially protein) and the ultimate absorption of nutrients. Bromelain: A proteolytic protein and high-fat meals digestion enzyme derived from the stem of the pineapple plant. Used as a digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, smooth muscle relaxant, digestant and anti-oedema. It inhibits the production of prostaglandins associated with inflammation and pain, while promoting the formation of prostaglandins with anti-inflammatory actions. Also assists in reducing mucous congestion. Ideally taken with turmeric for digestive problems. It also appears to aid the absorption of curcumin, the active component in turmeric. Papain: A protein-digesting enzyme found in paw-paw (papaya) fruit. Protease: An enzyme that helps with the digestion of protein. Amylase: An enzyme that helps to digest carbohydrates. Lipase: A fat digestion enzyme. People with pancreatic insufficiency require lipase.
The herbs and natural digestives...Apple cider vinegar: A natural detoxifier, antiseptic, anticatarrhal, bitter agent, digestive aid and antimicrobial. Helps to digest and sterilise foods eaten, while cleansing the colon and helping to regulate hydrochloric acid levels. Used to aid digestion, stimulate stomach acid and digestive enzymes. Caraway seed: Anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic and carminative (anti-flatulence). Chamomile: This herb has a relaxing and calming effect on inflamed areas of the gut. Fennel seed: A gentle warming agent for delicate stomachs. It is a carminative, aromatic, anti-spasmodic, digestive and a gut-soother. Ginger root: Actions include anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, vasodilator, circulatory system stimulant and anti-cholesterol. Peppermint leaf: A well-known digestive agent, antiseptic, peripheral vasodilator and enzyme activator. Also a source of magnesium and potassium. a carminative and anti-spasmodic. Helps to soothe the gut lining. Turmeric (with curcumin): An aromatic, stomachic, antioxidant, carminative and bile stimulant. Supports the body’s anti-inflammatory actions, liver function and bile flow. Helps to reduce loose motions and flatulence. Alfalfa: This sprout contains alkaloids, isoflavones, coumarins and sterols, as well as 8 essential enzymes: - amylase (digests starches), coagulase (coagulates milk), invertase (converts sugar into dextrose), emulsin (acts upon sugars), peroxidase (oxidases blood), lipase (fat-splitting enzyme), pectinase (forms a vegetable jelly from pectin) and protase (digests protein).