Many factors such as age, stress, digestive disorders and medications can interfere with the body’s ability to produce enough digestive enzymes to properly digest the foods they eat.
Supplementing with digestive enzymes may be beneficial to ensuring the digestive system runs smoothly and that nutrients are properly absorbed.
Clive de Carle’s Digestive Enzymes are a unique blend of the following components:
Protease – a mixture of acid, alkaline and neutral proteases ensures a high degree of protein breakdown which remains effective through a wide range of pH levels, whilst working in all areas of the digestive tract.
Amylase / Glucoamylase – boosts digestion of carbohydrates as they move through the digestive tract. Amylase hydrolyses starchy foods, liberating polysaccharides and maltose. Glucoamylase further breaks down polysaccharides to produce glucose.
Alpha-galactosidase – Assists in breaking down certain polysaccharides and carbohydrates generally found in beans and legumes. When these types of carbohydrates are not properly broken down, it can result in excessive gas formation.
Lactase – one of the most common enzymes missing in cases of glucose intolerance, this enzyme breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose.
Invertase – Assists with the digestion of refined sugars that are common in modern diets by splitting sucrose into its component sugars, glucose
and fructose, so they can be utilised.
Lipase – Assists in the breakdown of fats and lipids which play an important role in the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E and K.
Acid Maltase – Hydrolyses the maltose in carbohydrates by breaking it down to a single glucose molecule, the most absorbable form of energy.