Digestive enzymes are specialized proteins that help facilitate the proper breakdown of the foods we eat. They jump-start your metabolism and enhance your body’s natural ability to reduce foods to their basic nutrient forms. Secreted by the pancreas, digestive enzymes enter the stomach and small intestine, where they help break down food particles so that nutrients can be absorbed into the body.
Without sufficient digestive enzymes, digestive upsets such as gas, bloating, heartburn, or indigestion may occur. This potent combination of digestive enzymes helps ensure that foods are properly broken down into vital nutrients, accessible to the body. *
- The enzymes, pancreatin and lipase, help to break down fats and oils.
- Trypsin, pepsin, bromelain, and papain assist in the breakdown of proteins.
- Bromelain also enhances the effects of trypsin and pepsin.
Without digestive enzymes, the body must work harder to reduce its food to usable nutrients. This expenditure of energy can leave you feeling sluggish after meals.
Undigested food particles may decay in the intestines, and this releases bacteria and toxins. The build-up of toxins on the walls of the colon becomes a feeding ground for intestinal bacteria and can cause such complaints as constipation and diarrhea. Digestive enzymes help prevent these digestive upsets.*
Dr. Hulda Clark recommended digestive enzymes to discourage the growth and spread of foreign organisms that are known to occupy the human digestive tract, thus making possible a balance between microorganisms.