According to a study[1] on common gastrointestinal disorders, almost half (43%) of the UK population experience some form of digestive discomfort, including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence, and constipation. However, more than half of those suffering tend to mask these often-debilitating symptoms and are reluctant to discuss their digestive problems with others or seek advice from a doctor. Now is the time to address the root cause of these symptoms head-on, with the help of Enzymedica, manufacturers of the leading range of digestive enzyme supplements designed to help the digestive system work efficiently and effectively. After reading below, you can learn more here about the different varieties of supplements for healthy digestion.

“Digestive disorders can simply be caused by a sluggish and inefficient digestive system that does not allow food to pass through the gut as quickly and efficiently as it should, in turn creating some level of pain and discomfort. It’s important to take a broad-spectrum enzyme supplement to ensure you’re breaking down each food group fully. Says May Simpkin, leading nutritionist and consultant to Enzymedica UK.

There are two main types of enzymes created by the human body: metabolic and digestive. Metabolic enzymes are large biological molecules (mostly proteins) that speed up or catalyse chemical reactions in all living organisms. They play a critical role in everyday life, regulating every single part of the body including all tissue, muscle, bone, organ, and cell functions, which are controlled by them.

Enzymes also govern every single system in the body, such as the digestive and immune system, the bloodstream, liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas, as well as your ability to see, think, feel, and breathe. The very functioning of every cell in your body depends upon enzyme activity, and all the minerals and vitamins you eat and the hormones your body produces need enzymes to work properly. In fact, every single metabolic function in your body is governed by enzymes.

Digestive enzymes are produced in the body and are present in raw food. However, with today’s increasingly stressful lifestyles and dietary choices of cooked and processed foods, there is often a lack of digestive enzymes available for the digestive system to work at its best.  Heat denatures digestive enzymes, so as soon as we start to cook food, we are destroying the natural enzymes that were present when the ingredients were raw and unprocessed.

As most of us don’t follow a 100% raw diet, research [2] [3] [4] has shown that supporting your digestive system with a digestive enzyme supplement, alongside positive lifestyle, and dietary habits, can offer immediate and ongoing relief. Incorporating digestive enzymes into your diet, helps you to fully break down each food group, aiding the digestive process and enabling the body to assimilate and absorb the nutrients from food far more easily.

Unlike most digestive enzyme supplements that are only active within a very narrow pH range, Enzymedica has developed a unique blending process called Thera-blend™, which incorporates multiple variants of specially selected enzymes. These include proteases, amylases, lipases and cellulases to break down different food groups at various stages of the digestive process. These enzyme variants are active throughout the different pH levels of the entire digestive system, allowing the enzymes to work continuously as food travels from the mouth all the way through the digestive system. When taken with a meal, Thera-blendenzymes provide superior performance, working faster[5] to break down food particles into macro and micro-nutrients and aiding nutrient absorption in the small intestines.

Enzymedica’s digestive enzyme range of supplements are formulated with pure vegan enzymes, are Kosher where possible and additive free, with no artificial fillers or stabilisers and include:   

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Description automatically generatedDIGEST COMPLETE™

Intended for the whole family as an introductory enzyme formula, Digest Complete is a comprehensive, yet gentle Thera-blend formula which includes 11 vegan enzymes to break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fibres. Ideal to take with smaller meals or snacks, Digest Complete comes in small easy to swallow capsules.  

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Containing Thera-blend enzymes for protein, fat, carbohydrate and fibre digestion, Digest Gold is often the digestive enzyme of choice for those looking to improve their digestive health. One capsule of Digest Gold per meal contains 13 different vegan digestive enzymes, which is typically sufficient to address most common digestive complaints, such as indigestion, bloating and wind. This best-selling digestive enzyme formula is also supercharged with ATPro technology. This proprietary combination of ATP, CoQ10, magnesium citrate and phytase promotes nutrient absorption and helps to decrease the energy demands of the digestive processes.

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Food intolerances are often a result of enzyme deficiencies,[6] [7] [8] specifically the enzymes required to easily break down gluten, dairy, casein, fibre and phenols. Digest Spectrum contains 13 vegan enzymes and is Enzymedica’s most popular food intolerance supplement for individuals with multiple food intolerances.  Many people know that they have a digestive issue, yet do not always know what food items are causing the problem. Digest Spectrum is a great product to start with and is gentle enough to be used by children.

So, say goodbye to digestive demons for good and discover the future of improved digestive health, with digestive enzyme supplements from Enzymedica, The Enzyme Experts.

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[2] Levine ME, Koch SY, Koch KL. Lipase Supplementation before a High-Fat Meal Reduces Perceptions of Fullness in Healthy Subjects. Gut Liver. 2015 Jul;9(4):464-9. doi: 10.5009/gnl14005. PMID: 25287168; PMCID: PMC4477989.

[3] Lactose Intolerance: Common Misunderstandings. Di Costanzo M, Berni Canani R. Ann Nutr Metab. 2018;73 Suppl 4:30-37. doi: 10.1159/000493669. Epub 2019 Feb 19. PMID: 30783042.

[4] Levine B, Weisman S. Enzyme replacement as an effective treatment for the common symptoms of complex carbohydrate intolerance. Nutr Clin Care. 2004 Apr-Jun;7(2):75-81.

[5] Thera-blend™ testing verifying improved performance (faster and stronger) was conducted utilizing standard laboratory techniques under reproducible GMP/GLP laboratory conditions and performed by an independent GMP-certified, FDA-inspected United States facility specialising in enzyme technology.

[6] Roxas M. The role of enzyme supplementation in digestive disorders. Altern Med Rev. 2008 Dec;13(4):307-14. PMID: 19152478.

[7] Wangen, Dr. Stephen. Healthier without Wheat. 1st ed. Innate Health Publishing, 2009. Pg 85. 2 Byun T, Kofod L, Blinkovsky A. Synergistic Action of an X-Prolyl Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidase and a Non-Specific Aminopeptidase in Protein Hydrolysis, June 13, 2001 J Agric Food Chem 2001 Apr;49(4):2061-3. Novozymes Biotech, Incorporated, 1445 Drew Avenue, Davis, California 95616.

[8] Aristo Vojdani, Mohsen Bazargan, Elroy Vojdani, John Samadi, Alen A. Nourian, Navid Eghbalieh, and Edwin L. Cooper  Heat Shock Protein and Gliadin Peptide Promote Development of Peptidase Antibodies in Children with Autism and Patients with Autoimmune Disease.

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