Enzymes & Digestion

 

Essential to the absorption of food, our bodies could not absorb nutrients from food without the help from various enzymes in our digestive tract. Enzyme production begins in the mouth and follows through the entire digestive tract. The body reacts to the smell and the presence of food to increase enzymatic production and break down larger food molecules into usable building blocks and nutrients.

Lack of sufficient enzyme production may lead to malabsorption, bloating, gas, diarrhea and allergies. Populations at risk for enzyme deficiency are:

• Older adults

• Those with enzyme deficiency disorders

• Those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation

• Individuals with certain allergies or intolerances

We offer three forms of enzymes, and vegetarian options:

1. Chewable

2. Tablet

3. Capsule

Products like Chewable Papaya (#701) are formulated to break down starches and proteins, whereas the many of our enzyme product line formulations are meant to support the digestion of carbohydrates, protein and fat.

Enzymes & Digestion
Natural Papaya (Item #701)

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 & Digestion
Organic Psyllium Husk (Item #934)

Psyllium (Plantago ovata), rich in dietary fiber, has been traditionally used to help support a healthy digestive tract. Fiber is deficient in the diets of most Americans due to frequent consumption of over-processed foods that are stripped of their natural fiber content. The recommended fiber intake for the general population is 25-35 grams per day for optimal intestinal health. Short-term inadequate fiber intake can cause stomach discomfort related to constipation, and over time this can lead to complications in the intestine. Psyllium husk provides an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can help promote proper digestion as well as support healthy cholesterol levels in the body.

Enzymes & Digestion
Super Fiber Tabs (Item #139)

Fiber is deficient in the diets of most Americans due to frequent consumption of over-processed foods, stripped of their natural fiber content. The recommended intake of fiber for the general public is from 20-40 grams per day for optimal intestinal health. Short-term inadequate fiber intake can cause stomach discomfort, such as constipation, and over time it can lead to digestive complications. Fibers are classified into two categories according to their structure and how they work in the body. Insoluble fibers, such as cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, do not dissolve in water. Soluble fibers, such as gum and pectin, do dissolve in water. We need both types of fiber every day. Each form functions differently and provides different...Full Details

Enzymes & Digestion
Whole Psyllium Husk (Item #855)

Psyllium (Plantago psyllium), rich in dietary fiber has been traditionally used to help support a healthy digestive tract. Fiber is deficient in the diets of most Americans due to frequent consumption of over-processed foods, stripped of their natural fiber content. The recommended intake of fiber for the general public is from 20-40 grams of fiber per day for optimal intestinal health. Short-term inadequate fiber intake can cause stomach discomfort, such as constipation, and over time it can lead to digestive tract complications. Psyllium Husk traditionally provides an excellent source of dietary fiber - which is often lacking in the typical American diet. Our Psyllium Husk Powder offers a natural, gentle source of fiber, which...Full Details