Digestive enzymes are proteins tailored to break down foods into nutrients that your body can then readily digest. The human body produces 22 different digestive enzymes. Many more are found in fruits, vegetables, meats, grains, and other foods. Pancreatic production of the enzymes critical to the digestive process diminishes as we age. Disease and blockages of the pancreatic duct can further impair the digestive process. DigestiveEnzymes contains protease, amylase, and lipase to supplement a compromised pancreas. These enzymes break down protein, carbohydrates, and fat, respectively, to help maximize nutrient absorption from food. Betaine hydrochloride is secreted by the stomach cells. It is not found in food, but is essential in breaking down fats and proteins, and in establishing a proper pH for overall gastric function. Papain and pepsin initiate protein digestion within the stomach. They break down proteins to amino acids and peptides for ease of intestinal absorption.
Each vegetable capsule contains: Protease — Providing the following: Protease I 41,437 FCC HUT, Protease II 7,380 FCC HUT, Protease III 57 FCC SAP, Amylase (all carbohydrates) 11,812 FCC DU, Bromelain (from pineapple [Ananas comosus var. comosus] stem) (proteins) 720,000 FCC PU (20 mg), Cellulase (all fibres) 1260 FCC CU, Dipeptidyl-peptidase IV (gluten) 2050 FCC HUT, alpha-Galactosidase (beans and legumes) 19 FCC GalU, Glucoamylase (starch) 50 FCC AGU, Hemicellulase (plant fibres) 33.3 FCC HCU, Invertase (sugar) 80 FCC INVU, Lactase (milk sugar) 544 FCC ALU, Lipase (all fats and oils) 3000 FCC LU, Maltase (all grains) 130 FCC DP, Papain (from papaya [Carica papaya] fruit) (all proteins) 300,000 FCC PU, Pectinase (pectins) 60 endo-PGU, Phytase (phosphorus) 2.5 FCC FTU. Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide in a non?GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.