Clean, Tested For Purity, Sustainable, Effective Digestive Enzymes & Health Supplements
Enzymes are the "energy of life."
Thousands of enzymes are constantly at work in your body behind the scenes. These biologically active proteins facilitate chemical reactions that all of your cells, organs and tissues need for everyday bodily functions — such as breathing, digestion, metabolism and more. Nothing happens in your body without enzymes. All of those enzymes act like scissors, cutting up and breaking down specific foods and compounds so your body can use them more effectively and efficiently.
How Enzymes Work
In your digestive system, your salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, liver and small intestine produce and secrete digestive enzymes to break down food into nutrients.
To completely convert food into nutrients that can be well-absorbed, your body needs steady supplies of those digestive enzymes.
The body requires a sufficient amount of digestive enzymes to break down a meal — and sometimes there’s just not enough. That could be due to age, lifestyle or personal habits, an inherited genetic deficiency (like lactose intolerance) or simply overdoing it on occasion. Sometimes, your body needs a little help. That’s where digestive enzyme supplements come in.
Partially undigested food leads to fermentation in the gut, resulting in uncomfortable digestive symptoms like bloating, gas, indigestion and even constipation or diarrhea. Supplementing with digestive enzymes helps counteract incomplete digestion — and prevent the symptoms associated with enzyme insufficiency. It also increases energy (since less is diverted toward digestion) and absorption of vital nutrients to help you get the most out of every meal.
Not all enzymes are created equal
Quality enzymes don’t list measurements solely by weights (such as milligrams or grams). Enzymes need to be measured by activity levels, using unique standards for each type.
To test enzyme activity units, we use the internationally recognized standard called the Food Chemical Codex. This is a collection of standards for the purity and identity of food ingredients. Each type of enzyme has its own FCC unit activity abbreviation.
Quality enzymes should list the number of units, not their weight. No exceptions!
If a supplement doesn’t list the enzyme activity units of every single enzyme, you’re wasting your money.