Enzymes & Digestion
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found naturally in the juice and stems of pineapples. A proteolytic enzyme, bromelain helps with the digestion of protein, and therefore can be used as a digestive aid with protein rich meals. Some bromelain can be absorbed into the blood stream intact, so it has effects outside the digestive tract; these are called systemic effects. One primary effect is its ability to support a healthy response to inflammation. When used as a digestive aid, bromelain is usually taken with meals. When used for other systemic-type conditions, taking bromelain between meals on an empty stomach is best.
Heartburn affects an estimated 60 million Americans at least once a month, and 15 million people daily, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. Our soothing Chewable Antacid tablets are formulated to offer natural support for occasional acid discomfort. Designed to support digestive health following an atypical meal, our Chewable Antacid tablets include 600 mg of calcium carbonate and 25 mg of potassium bicarbonate to quickly neutralize or decrease stomach acid. Our chewable tablets also include DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice) and a blend of GI supportive botanicals to offer a broad-spectrum approach for healthy relief to acid complaints. Our
Enzymes are responsible for releasing valuable nutrients from food. Plant enzymes support healthy digestion and are recommended for athletes, seniors, and those looking for additional digestive support.
Enzymes are as essential to the body as water. To obtain the benefits of nutrition from food and supplements, the body must first break down the components of the food. That's where enzymes step in to help the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates and liberate the micronutrients so they can be utilized by the body. Many enzymes are animal-based, but our Chewable Peppermint Enzymes provide a complete, plant-based enzyme complex. Additional digestive enzymes are included for support. When taken for digestive support, enzymes can reduce the amount of gas and bloating that occurs when consuming foods that may not be properly digested due to lack of sufficient enzymes.