According to a study 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 theleading range of digestive enzyme supplements designed to help the digestive system work efficiently and effectively.
“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 cellfunctions, which are controlled by them.
Enzymes also govern every single system in the body, such asthe 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 thatwere present when the ingredients were raw and unprocessed.
As most of us don’t follow a 100% raw diet, research 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 hasdeveloped 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 continuouslyas food travels from the mouth all the way through the digestive system. When taken with a meal, Thera-blendenzymes provide superior performance, working faster to break down food particles into macro and micro-nutrients andaiding 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:
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.
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 process.
Food intolerances are often a result of enzyme deficiencies, 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.
Digest Complete retails from £7.69 (21 capsules)
Digest Gold retails from £10.99 (21 capsules)
Digest Spectrum retails from £18.69 (30 capsules)
Available now from www.enzymedica.co.uk and all good independent health food stores