Digestive enzymes

What are digestive enzymes
Digestive enzymes are responsible for digesting food, breaking them down into basic units that can be absorbed in the intestinal tract. Although found in saliva and digestive enzymes (such as ptyalin), most activity occurs at the stomach and mainly in the small intestine.

Deficiency of digestive enzymes
Insufficient production of these enzymes, either by illness, by the very process of aging or lifestyle too fast and with bad food, or simply too much food in excess enzyme capacity body can cause the onset of different digestive disorders like indigestion, heavy and slow digestion, ... If this situation continues for too long, can lead to a state of malnutrition, intestinal inflammation or allergic sensitivities increases. Support digestive functioning digestive enzymes may be interesting in many cases.

Properties and therapeutic uses of digestive enzymes
The improvement of the digestive process and its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antiplatelet derive the bulk of the profits of the complex of digestive enzymes.
* Improve the assimilation of all nutrients, improve processes related to immune weakness or fatigue.
* Useful in cases of inflammation or intestinal disorders such as colitis, candidiasis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome.
* Gaps vesicular and pancreas.
* Are and diarrhea
* Flatulence and fermentation.
* Heavy digestions.
* Ulcers. In this case enzyme supplements must be taken at the end of the meal and is not advised to use products containing pepsin as Betaine HCI.
* Skin problems due to the accumulation of toxins due to poor digestion.
* Helps general cleansing therapies.
* Helps inflammatory and degenerative processes.
* Rheumatoid arthritis.
* Dysmenorrhea by blood clots.

Types of Digestive Enzymes
We found three different types of digestive enzymes to the type of food on which they act.
* Lipases: decomposing digest fats into fatty acids and glycerin. They are synthesized by the pancreas and exert their action in the intestine, a basic pH.
* Proteases: break the bonds of proteins peptides, releasing peptides and amino acids. Within this group, in the body, we can find to pepsin produced in the stomach and you need a very acidic pH to be active and pancreatic proteases that are released into the gut and acting at basic pH.
* In the plant kingdom, bromelain (from pineapple) and papain (from papaya) are two proteolytic enzymes that, besides its digestive function, have significant physical effects. Among other actions: they are anti-inflammatory, analgesic, accelerate wound healing, are antiplatelet and prevent fluid accumulation.
* Amylase: break down starches and complex sugars in the diet, by breaking the links glucidic, releasing monosaccharides (particularly glucose). There are three kinds of amylases: the ptilaina, pancreatic amylase and duodenal amylase.
* The ptyalin is an enzyme found in saliva, which acts at the slightly basic to inactivated once the food reaches the stomach. The pancreatic and duodenal amylase act in the intestine to a slightly acidic pH.

What type of digestive enzymes have to choose
The ideal way to assess the activity of an enzyme is by units of biological activity rather than their quantity in weight, according to some standards related to laboratory conditions established by the Food Chemical Codex (FCC). These protocols ensure that the enzymes are active and effective, really measuring their ability to digest food.

Digestive enzymes are preferred vegetables, because this is avoided with potential pollution problems that could be generated with animal pancreatic enzymes.

If you plan to improve digestion and nutrient absorption in the intestine should be used digestive enzymes to withstand highly acidic conditions of the stomach and reach the intestine fully active. Digestive enzymes must be highly bioavailable and tolerated by the digestive system.

Recommended doses of digestive enzymes
One tablet of digestive enzymes high power at the beginning of each main meal, up to 3 a day. Not recommended for children, pregnant or breastfeeding.

To purchase visit digestive enzymes in our store:
Acidophilus Complex OBH. 180 cap. 550 mg
Digestizyme. 100 caps. Lamberts

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