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|Digestive Enzymes by Michael's Naturopathic |
Breakdown and absorption of the nutrients in our foods are both dependent on enzymatic transactions and are essential to health. The body utilizes different enzymes for various types of food components.
This formula contains digestive enzymes along with other supportive ingredients to help maximize the nutrient value obtained from food. The formula is a combination of plant and animal derived enzymes.
Pancreatin is one of the digestive secretions of the pancreas. It is a mixture of enzymes consisting of proteases (protein-digesting), amylase (starch-digesting) and lipase (fat digesting). Amylase is an enzyme which works to break down carbohydrates, such as starches. One of the more potent digestive enzymes, amylase is found in both pancreatic secretions and in saliva. Lipase is the enzyme that deals with the breakdown of fats and cholesterol in the digestive system. Trypsin and Chymotrypsin are two pancreatic enzymes which aid in the breakdown of protein. Papain and Bromelain, enzymes found in papaya fruit and pineapple respectively, play key roles in the digestion of protein.
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule with each meal. Dosage may be increased as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
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