Enerex DIGEST BEST - Optimum Blend of Digestive Enzymes, 90 Capsules Details
Enerex Digest Best full spectrum blend contains enzymes including Amylase and Invertase to break down starchy carbohydrates, Protease and Peptidase to break down protein, Cellulase to break down soluble fibre in raw fruit, vegetables and grains, Alpha-galactosidase to digest sugars found in grains, beans and cruciferous vegetables, Lipase to break down fat, and Lactase to break down dairy products. This formula also includes Betaine HCl to aid indigestion, L-Glutamine to help repair and soothe the digestive tract, and DPP IV Protease to help further break down gluten in grains and casein in dairy — the common culprits for those with wheat and dairy intolerance.
What are enzymes?
Enzymes – created by the body and from food – perform approximately 10,000 different vital reactions in the body in addition to digestion. Digestive enzymes are protein molecules in the stomach, small intestine (produced by the liver and pancreas) and mouth (saliva) that break down foods into useable parts. Raw plants are the best source of food enzymes (even as little heat as 105 to 125 degrees F destroys enzymes). Enzymes make the plants’ seeds sprout. Foods rich in enzymes include papaya, avocado, grapes, kiwi, banana, pineapple, mangos, dates, raw honey, bee pollen, virgin olive oil, sprouts, and fermented food (sauerkraut, miso, tempeh).
What kind of digestive enzymes should you look for?
That depends on your specific digestion needs, but generally a multi-enzyme formula that is capable of helping to digest a wide range of foods is best. Read the label. Many formulas only offer one or two types of enzymes, for example, from papaya (papain) and pineapple (bromelain). By themselves, these don’t help to fully digest all foods. Choose a products that has a higher potency (when comparing the ingredient amounts with different brands) and those with complementary ingredients that aid enzymes.
In addition to its plant enzymes, Enerex Digest Best’s formula includes Betaine HCl, which increases the production of hydrochloric acid in your stomach to digest fats and proteins. It may help to reduce indigestion and intolerance symptoms, relieve heartburn and acid reflux. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of gallstones caused by hypochlorhydria (too little stomach acid).
To further boost digestion, DPP (dipeptidyl peptidase) IV Protease has been added. It breaks down gluten in grains and casein in dairy into small, more easily assimilated parts. Lack of this particular enzyme has been linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Celiac Disease.
Unlike most digestive enzyme products, Enerex Digest Best also adds the amino acid called L-Glutamine to help repair and soothe the digestive tract. It’s used therapeutically to treat peptic ulcers and to prevent the deterioration of the mucosal lining of the intestines.
Adults: Take 1-2 Enerex Digest Best capsules 3 times daily with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner.
|Betaine HCl||150.00 mg|
|Alpha-Amylase (A. flavus var. oryzae*) 5,000 Alpha-amylase Dextrinizing Units||33.33 mg|
|Peptidase (A. flavus var. oryzae*) 5,356 FCC HUT (100 DPP IV)||19.48 mg|
|Diastase (A. niger*) 150 FCC DU||16.67 mg|
|Fungal Protease SP (A. flavus var. oryzae*) 12,633 FCC HUT||15.79 mg|
|Bacterial Protease SP (B. subtilis*) 4,737 FCC PU||4.74 mg|
|Lactase (A. flavus var. oryzae*) 300 FCC LU||3.00 mg|
|Cellulase (T. longibrachiatum*) 500 FCC CU||2.78 mg|
|Alpha-Galactosidase (A. niger*) 50 FCC AGU||1.67 mg|
|Lipase (R. oryzae*) 53.33 FCC LU||1.33 mg|
|Invertase (Saccharomyces cerevisiae*) 100 FCC SU||0.50 mg|
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Maltodextrin, medium-chain triglycerides, hypromellose (vegetarian cellulose-complex capsule).
There are no other ingredients added to this formula.