Each day, the body produces several thousands of enzymes. The body uses enzymes for all its chemical actions and reactions. Digestive enzymes are produced in the salivary glands of the mouth and in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. They are responsible for the digestion of nutrients as well as their absorption, transportation, metabolization, and elimination. Because enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat, many are harmed by modern food-processing methods such as microwaving and pasteurization, which render them ineffective.
The body uses three main kinds of enzymes in the digestive process. Vitabase SuperZymes contains all three.
Amylase enzymes break down starches or carbohydrates and are found naturally in the mouth saliva as well as the pancreatic and intestinal liquids.
Protease enzymes are used to break down proteins and are found in the pancreatic and intestinal fluids.
Lipase aids in fat digestion.
Two other helpful enzymes included in this formula are bromelain and papain. Bromelain comes from pineapple, and papain is from papaya. Bromelain assists in protein digestion. Particularly helpful in breaking down meat fibers, papain is included in some commercially available powdered-meat tenderizers. Both are often used to relieve indigestion.
Betaine hydrochloride is a source of hydrochloric acid, which occurs naturally in the stomach and aids in breaking down fats and proteins. Gastric acids are also important for protecting against harmful bacteria.
Improving overall digestion helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively, thus improving general health.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take two (2) tablets after each meal, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in cool, dry place and away from direct light.
|Betaine Hydrochloride||330 mg|
|Pepsin 1:15,000||130 mg|
|Bromelain 10:1 (pineapple [Ananas comosus fruit] enzyme)||260 mg|
|Papain NF (papaya [Caria papaya] enzyme)||260 mg|
|Ox Bile Extract||260 mg|
|Pancreatin (USP 4X)||500 mg|
Fennel seeds, peppermint leaf powder, (may contain one or more of the following: magnesium stearate, cellulose, modified cellulose gum, vegetable stearin, dicalcium phosphate, silica and food glaze.)
Contains No Added:
sugar, salt, yeast, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial color or flavors.
Do not take this product if you suffer from gastric ulcer, gastritis or persistent abdominal pain. Not recommended for children under 12. Keep out of reach of children.