When we eat a meal, the requirements for digestive enzymes become a high priority. It’s well known that our digestive enzyme production decreases with age, but many large meals can cause our body’s enzyme making machinery to work overtime and often is still unable to produce and meet the demand for complete digestion. Digest-ALL® helps this process by offering a full-spectrum of vegetarian-based enzymes in a single, gentle formula that delivers a potent combination of proteases (protein digesting), carbohydrates (carbohydrate digesting), and lipase (fat digesting).
Digestion always takes precedence over nearly everything else so many body functions requiring metabolic enzymes are often short changed during these times. This deficiency can lead to mal-absorption, poor nutrition and many digestive problems such as bloating, gas pains and a compromised gut ecosystem.
Digest-ALL® contains enzymes that are plant based, which means they are active in a wider pH range than human enzymes, resulting in a highly effective enzyme supplement. This supports digestion and reduces our need to produce digestive enzymes, allowing our body to manufacture the metabolic enzymes needed to operate efficiently. Finally, the unique proprietary blend of ginger, peppermint and triphala in Digest-ALL® sets a soothing, comfortable and balanced stage for the total digestive process, and is vegetarian-friendly.
Digestion is the physiological process of rendering the food we eat into the beneficial nutrients our body needs. Enzymes are small proteins and are categorized by their specific activity into proteases (protein digesting), carbohydrates (carbohydrate digesting) or lipases (fat digesting). Quality enzyme products are only as good as their performance or strength of enzyme activities, which is not merely measured by milligrams, but measured in the laboratory using compendial methodologies to describe their individual biological activity.
Digest-ALL® contains three proteases from plant and fungal sources that are active in a wide pH range of 3 to 9, at body temperature and in the presence of moisture. Proteases can
hydrolyze protein to various amino acids. The activity across a wide pH range is important as the product starts working immediately in the low pH of the stomach and continues to work in the higher pH of the small and large intestines.
Digest-ALL® contains a wide range of powerful carbohydrate digesting enzymes. Amylase and glucoamylase break down carbohydrates, starches and sugars that are prevalent in potatoes, fruits, vegetables and snack foods. Lactase aids in the digestion of lactose, the primary sugar found in dairy products and milk. It is very useful for individuals suffering from lactose intolerance. Cellulase breaks down fiber found in fruits and vegetables aiding in the ability to absorb their precious nutrients. Invertase catalyzes the inversion of sucrose (table sugar) to glucose and fructose to be readily used as an energy source. Maltase digests maltose, malt and grain sugar, and breaks down complex and simple sugars. CereCalase® is a specific blend designed for fruits and vegetables as it breaks up plant cell was and phytic acid, two components of plants and seeds that stand in the way of getting the vital nutrients these foods can provide.
Lipase is an enzyme that hydrolyzes lipids, the ester bonds in triglycerides, to form fatty acids and glycerol. Once thought to be bad, fats are now better understood and an adequate supply of essential fatty acids in the diet are important to ensure healthy cells. Lipase is the primary digestive enzyme used to split fats into fatty acids and glycerol, which is necessary for proper absorption and utilization.
The herbs triphala have been used for centuries to support peristalsis, the contractions that help the smooth muscle of the intestines to move food through the digestion process. Peppermint and ginerol have plant compounds that soothe the digestive tract during the digestion process.