ENZYMES+™ is comprised of a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes along with betaine HCL to support optimal digestion of food.
The pancreas produces enzymes that are required for digestion and absorption of food. Enzymes secreted by the pancreas include lipases that digest fats, proteases that digest proteins, and amylases that digest starch. The health of the digestive tract is crucial for the overall health of the body. If food is not digested properly and toxins are not eliminated, it becomes very difficult to achieve optimal health. In addition, virtually every chronic condition will exacerbate if the intestinal tract accumulates toxic by-products. Production of our own digestive enzymes declines 1% every three years after age thirty. Therefore, it is understandable why so many people need to supplement them for optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food. Symptoms of deficiency of digestive enzymes include gas, bloating, constipation, malabsorption and a feeling of fullness after eating only a small quantity of food.
The proteases are important in preventing tissue damage during inflammation and in the formation of fibrin clots. Fibrin promotes inflammation by forming a wall around the area of inflammation that results in the blockage of blood which leads to swelling. Fibrin can also cause the development of blood clots that may dislodge and produce strokes or heart attacks.
Individuals who do not secrete enough proteases suffer from multiple food allergies. Failure to digest food allows for large molecules of the undigested food to be absorbed and cause such problems as food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, colitis, and immune system weakness. Proteases are essential in preventing the deposit of immune complexes in body tissue. Protease enzymes are effective in reducing circulating immune complex levels in patients with autoimmune disease. Undigested food also allows yeast organisms to thrive. Thus, those with Candida Albicans may benefit from ENZYMES+™ supplementation with their meals.
Enzymes can also be an important adjunct to assist with healthy weight management. Better digestion of food allows for faster bowel transit time and more frequent bowel movements, both of which aid weight loss.