What’s In Our Digestive Enzymes
Over 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive diseases each year, so it’s not surprising that the use of digestive enzymes is also on the rise. If you are interested in trying digestive enzymes, the first thing to do is look at the ingredient list because all supplements are not created equal. Here is a breakdown of which ingredients to look for so you find enzymes that don’t do more harm than good.
What are digestive enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are naturally occurring in the body. They help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. When these foods are broken down properly, your body can absorb more nutrients and digestive foods properly.
If your body doesn't make enough digestive enzymes, it can't digest food properly. This can result in uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation, and more. If this sounds like you, you could benefit from taking digestive enzymes regularly, but choosing the right enzymes could make or break your healing process.
What’s in our digestive enzymes?
Our high-potency blend of enzymes, herbs, Betaine HCL, and Pepsin is designed to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins to support proper digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Here is what each ingredient does:
- Betaine HCL - Increases the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach necessary for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. It’s also required for the extraction of vitamin B12 from food.
- Pepsin - Found naturally in the stomach, pepsin is one of the first enzymes to initiate protein digestion and works in synergy with Betaine HCL to provide complete protein digestive support.
- Bromelain and Papain - From pineapple and papaya, help break amino acids down into smaller strings of protein.
- Ox Bile Extract - Contains many of the digestive enzymes and nutrients that we need to help us properly digest our food and helps ease nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
- Peppermint Leaf and Fennel Seed - Herbs to soothe down the stomach and fight indigestion or inflammation in the intestines.
How are our digestive enzymes different?
Our enzymes are created with balance in mind. When looking at other products on the market, many of them have the strength of Betaine HCL, but don’t offset the harshness of this ingredient with soothing ingredients. Without this balance, many people find digestive enzymes upset their stomach more. We’ve found a unique combination of ingredients that allow you to feel relief from stomach discomfort while avoiding the negative side effects of harsher enzymes on the market.
Interested in learning more about how you can add digestive enzymes to your routine? Check out our post about when and how many enzymes you should be taking to meet your body’s needs.