Enzymes are proteins and are vital for all biochemical reactions that take place in the body. Without them the body wouldn’t be able to carry out it’s daily functions.
When we eat food, the food that is not correctly broken down by digestive enzymes, goes into the bowel and becomes putrid and ferments. It’s this undigested food and fermentation that causes the inflammation, cramps, bloating and gas in our stomachs. It almost becomes toxic for our system.
By taking digestive enzymes that have the correct amount and forms needed to breakdown proteins, fats, dairy and carbohydrates, our food is properly broken down and also allows us to benefit from the nutrients, minerals, iron and cofactors we otherwise were missing out on.
Products to help control IBS are widely available from the pharmacist, however, the use of digestive enzymes for its treatment would be of benefit to most sufferers. Fatty, spicy foods and dairy products may all trigger or increase the symptoms of IBS. The most probable and logical reason is because these foods remain in the digestive system untouched and undigested for the bacteria in the large intestine to break down and digest. This results in fermentation leading to cramps, flatulence, abdominal pain, bloating, wind and diarrhea. Enzymes are mainly found in the digestive tract but IBS sufferers may have a reduced production of enzymes to fully digest the food. Supplementing the digestive system with enzymes is beneficial and this may help in complete or near complete eradication of symptoms.
Protease – This enzyme supports the digestion of protein and protein containing foods, breaking them into absorbable units of amino acids, the building blocks for the body’s regenerative purposes.
Lipase – The main enzyme that functions to break down lipids and improve fat utilisation. In this capacity, it supports the function of the gall bladder. The microbial-derived lipase used in this formulation has been shown to have much higher activity levels than animal-derived lipase enzyme, enhancing the efficiency of fat digestion.
Amylase – This enzyme functions to break down carbohydrates such as starch and glycogen, a storage form of glucose.
Lactase – Lactase is essential for digestive hydrolysis of lactose in milk. Deficiency of the enzyme causes lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest and absorb lactose (the sugar in milk) that results in gastrointestinal symptoms when milk or products containing milk are drunk or eaten.
Cellulase – This enzyme helps free the nutrients found in both fruits and vegetables by breaking down cellulose, a plant fibre.
Enzymes IBS ( Irritable bowel syndrome )