Enzymes are as essential to life as food and water, yet this remains one of the most underappreciated facts in the entire field of clinical nutrition. Directly speaking, they are the catalysts that involve the breakdown of food into nutrients and other particles that are absorbed by (or excreted from) our bodies.
Enzymes are primarily known for their ability to increase digestibility and enhance nutrient absorption. This essentially means the breakdown and absorption of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats by their respective class of enzymes, namely protease, lipase and amylase. Enzymes are the catalysts for the complex metabolic process that breaks down macronutrients in order to extract their basic caloric value for our energy expenditure as well as their myriad of micronutrients for our biological health. The overall digestive process takes a relatively taxing biological toll on the human body, aptly demonstrated by the very rapid turnover time (rate of cellular death and regeneration) of the cells of the gastrointestinal tract.
Simply stated, enzyme supplementation promotes the health of the digestive organs by facilitating digestion itself. It increases the efficiency of the digestive process by improving absorption and alleviating some of burden from the digestive organs. Enzymes also appear to possess anti-inflammatory effects and may quicken tissue repair and recovery.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Porcine pancreatic enzymes 400 mg
Containing: Amylase 50,000 USP units
Lipase 4,000 USP units
Protease 50,000 USP units
Alpha Galactosidase (625 AGS units) 25 mg
Adult Dosage: Take 1 to 3 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Take 1 to 3 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.