Enzymes are some of the most remarkable organic compounds known to man. They initiate vital chemical reactions in the body. Each enzyme works like a key to unlock its unique body function. Together these many functions give us life. Digestive enzymes are especially important because they help break down food into components the body can use to get needed energy and structural building blocks (i.e. amino acids, essential fatty acids and glucose).
Unfortunately, enzymes are not hardy. The cooking process inactivates natural enzymes needed to fully digest food. Improper diet, stress and aging can also negatively affect our
enzyme levels. Inadequate enzyme levels and consequent lack of complete nutrient absorption by the body may influence immune function, energy, natural restorative powers, skin, joints and overall mood.
• Aid in the breakdown of most types of food.
• Improve digestion.
• Activate needed vitamins that would otherwise be wasted.
• Liberate minerals your body needs.
• Support the immune system.
• Protect the joints.
• Reduce symptoms of occasional indigestion caused by
fermentation of undigested foods.
Enzymes for Vegetarians:
Proactazyme Plus is an unique enzyme supplement that helps your body digest all types of food. It contains plant-sourced enzymes, including amylase, glucoamylase, lipase, cellulase, hemicellulase,
invertase, malt diastase, alpha galactosidase, peptidase and protease. These enzymes are in a digestion-enhancing herbal base of caraway, dandelion, fennel, gentian and ginger. Proactazyme Plus is an excellent choice for vegetarians or those with a high-starch or -sugar diet.
Enzymes for High-Fat Diets:
Hi Lipase contains plant-sourced lipase for enhanced digestion of high-fat foods and supplements. Now with 120 LU, this exclusive formula also contains an herbal base of caraway seed, dandelion root, fennel seed, gentian root and ginger rhizome to soothe the stomach and stabilize enzymes.
Enzymes for Carnivores:
NSP Food Enzymes provides an excellent variety of those enzymes most commonly used to help digest the typical American diet. This blend of enzymes includes bromelain, lipase, amylase, pancreatin, papain and pepsin. A small amount of betaine hydrochloride and bile salt are included to assist protein and fat digestion respectively and make Food Enzymes especially beneficial for meat eaters. When taken between meals, Food Enzymes acts systemically to boost the body’s immune system.
PDA-Protein Digestive Aid-As the body ages, it produces less and less hydrochloric acid (HCl). HCl levels also drop when the dietary components needed to produce it are in short supply. Reduced levels of stomach acid may result in inefficient protein digestion. Inefficiently digested proteins may contribute to fatigue and may affect the immune system. Without sufficient protein derived from the diet, the body’s capacity to build muscle and other tissue efficiently also may be affected. Each capsule of PDA contains 325 mg betaine hydrochloride to supplement normal digestive secretions. In addition, it supplies 65 mg pepsin, a natural protein-digesting enzyme.