- Digestive enzyme
- Digestive aid
- Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia
Digestive enzymes have a long history of use for those who need digestive enzyme support. In the past, animal enzymes were preferred to non-animal-based enzymes for their protein digesting strength though they required a narrower pH window of 6.5-7.5 in order to be activated. Digestzyme-V utilizes non-animal-based enzymes that function within a broader pH range of 2.5-8.5, and still offer the digestive strength of animal-based enzymes. This broad pH window of activity makes it especially helpful for individuals with lower gastric acid levels or inconsistent pH levels.
Sustaininga Plant-Rich Diet
Digestzyme-V offers additional support for those who have difficulty digesting plant-based foods. Optimal breakdown of plant cell walls is complex, and nutrients contained within the cell walls can be difficult to absorb. For this reason, CereCalase®, pectinase, xylanase, cellulose, glucoamylase and alpha- galactosidase, non-animal-based enzymes not produced in the body, are added to the formula.
Gentian and Artichoke
Herbalists have used bitters, including gentian, to stimulate natural digestive enzymes in the mouth and stomach for hundreds of years. Studies have shown that artichoke, categorized as a choleretic, stimulates the body’s natural production of bile, which is responsible for emulsifying fats in our diets. Artichoke also increases the surface area of fats, which allows enzymes to more efficiently break them down. Artichoke and gentian root provide an excellent vegetarian alternative to ox bile, which is traditionally used in digestive supplements to support bile production.
Ingredients & Usage
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
Alpha-Amylase (Aspergillus flavus var. oryzae – Whole)…7 650 FCC DU (76.5 mg)
Alpha-Galactosidase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)…102 FCC GalU (6.8 mg)
Bacterial Protease (Bacillus subtilis – Whole Cell)…3 825 FCC PC (5.1 mg)
Beta-Glucanase (Trichoderma reesei – Whole)…6.4 FCC BGU (1.8 mg)
Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei – Whole)…178 FCC CU (1.2 mg)
Fungal Protease (Aspergillus flavus var. oryzae – Whole)…2 550 FCC HUT (10.2 mg)
Glucoamylase (Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus oryzae – Whole)…15.425 FCC AGU (34.1 mg)
Hemicellulase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)…750 FCC HCU (4.4 mg)
Invertase (Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Whole)…433 FCC SU (4.3 mg)
Lactase (Aspergillus flavus var. oryzae – Whole)…816 FCC ALU (8.2 mg)
Lipase (Triacylglycerol Lipase, Candida rugosa – Whole)…428 FCC LU (5.4 mg)
Papain (Carica papaya – Latex)…357 000 FCC PU (7.1 mg)
Pectinase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)…7.7 Endo-PGU (5.1 mg)
Phytase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)…1.9 FCC FTU (1.3 mg)
Protease 3.0 (Fungal Protease, Aspergillus niger – Whole)…10 FCC SAP (5 mg)
Protease 4.5 (Fungal Protease, Aspergillus flavus var. oryzae – Whole)…20 400 FCC HUT (38.7 mg)
Protease 6.0 (Fungal Protease, Aspergillus flavus var. oryzae – Whole)…2 550 FCC HUT (5.1 mg)
Stem Bromelain (Ananas comosus var. comosus – Stem)…382 500 FCC PU (12.8 mg)
Xylanase (Trichoderma longibrachiatum – Whole)…255 XU (1.7 mg)
Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus, Leaf)…150 mg (4.5 :1, QCE 675 mg)
Gentian (Gentiana lutea, Root)…100 mg (4:1, QCE 400 mg)
Hypromellose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Starch – Maize, Tapioca, Starch – Potato, Maltodextrin.
Adults: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily, with food, or as recommended by your health care professional. For use related to gastrointestinal intolerance/gas production, take with first bite of food/meal. For traditional use/cholagogue use, take 15-60 minutes before meals. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.