Digestive Enzymes Ultra
Benefits at a Glance
Contains an all-encompassing profile of vegetarian digestive enzymes
Proteases included in this formula provide optimal activity across a wide pH range
Facilitates the normal breakdown of proteins
Offers numerous enzymes to support fiber breakdown
Greatly improve symptoms of acid reflux and IBS
Digestive Enzymes Ultra contains an all-encompassing profile of vegetarian digestive enzymes. Proteases included in this formula provide optimal activity across a wide pH range. They facilitate the normal breakdown of proteins and di- and tri-peptides. Lipase promotes lipid breakdown while amylase and glucoamylase are included to stimulate polysaccharide breakdown of starch and glycogen. Invertase and lactase support digestion of carbohydrate disaccharides, including the dairy sugar lactose. This formula also offers numerous enzymes to support fiber breakdown, including cellulase, hemicellulase, beta-glucanase and phytase. These enzymes act to break down cell wall components and phytic acid, promoting nutrient bioavailability of fiber-containing foods. Additionally, alpha-galactosidase promotes the breakdown of certain complex carbohydrates, such as raffinose and stachyose, found in some vegetables, grains and legumes–helping to relieve occasional bloating or gas.
Digestive Enzymes Ultra contains a high-strength mixture of vegetarian enzymes supporting enhanced protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber and dairy digestion and promoting optimal nutrient bioavailability and absorption.
This formula contains a more encompassing variety of digestive enzymes. It includes additional enzymes to help break down fiber and help relieve bloating. If you have difficulty digesting fats or had your gall bladder removed, I recommend Digestion GB. Otherwise, this is a good high strength digestive enzyme.
Insufficient enzyme production is at the root of many digestive issues and chronic diseases. It is an unfortunate fact that 90 percent of the food Americans buy is processed. Diets heavy in processed foods, refined sugars, and hydrogenated oils, combined with overuse of prescription medications such as antibiotics, deplete your body's ability to make enzymes. Another very common cause of insufficient digestive enzymes is low stomach acid, as enzymes are sensitive to changes in pH. Low stomach acid can be the result of aging, but is frequently the result of antacids and acid blocking drugs.
Also, cooking food can destroy many digestive enzymes. For this reason, you should incorporate some raw vegetables into your daily diet. Raw foods are rich in enzymes, and consuming them decreases your body's burden to produce its own enzymes.
Enzyme deficiency results in poor digestion and poor nutrient absorption. Some signs you may be low in digestive enzymes include:
- Flatulence and belching
- Heartburn and reflux
A lack of enzymes can lead to malabsorption, resulting in nutrient deficiencies and ultimately in disease. If your body doesn't have the basic nutritional building blocks it needs, your health and ability to recover from illness will be compromised. Further complicating matters, your capacity for enzyme production also declines with age. If you are experiencing any of the digestive issues above, I recommend you try a high quality digestive enzyme.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Amount per serving
Proprietary enzyme blend .....391mg
Amylase 24,000 DU
Protease 60,000 HUT
Lactasel 600 ALU
Lipase 3,000 FIP
Beta-Glucanase 20 BGU
Invertase 900 SU
Cellulase 800 CU
Alpha-Galactosidase 120 GalU
Protease 3.020 SAPU
Phytase 10 FTU
Hemicellulase 200 HCU
Other ingredients:hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), tapioca maltodextrin, ascorbyl palmitate, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Dosage and use
- 1-2 capsules with each meal.
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