What are digestive enzymes?


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Learn more about digestive enzymes!

Enzymes are a type of protein that bring about chemical changes. Digestive enzymes are one form of these in the body, and they are also naturally present in plant-based foods, including fruit and vegetables.

Digestive enzymes help to break foods down, making them easier to digest and allowing nutrients to be absorbed.

There are a number of reasons for a lack of enzymes, such as eating a diet lacking in enzymes (such as processed fast foods etc). This can lead to partially digested food, toxin build-up and symptoms such as bloating, stomach ache and indigestion.

You can help your digestive enzymes levels by eating more enzyme-rich foods, avoiding hard-to-digest foods (such as meat or dairy) and by taking a high quality digestive enzymes supplement, derived from plant sources.

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What are digestive enzymes?

  1. 1. Digestive enzymes
  2. 2. What are digestive enzymes?
  3. 3. Enzymes are a type of protein that bring about chemical changes
  4. 4. There are a number of different types of enzymes in the body, one of which is digestive enzymes
  5. 5. Enzymes are also naturallypresent in plant-based foods,such as fruit and vegetables
  6. 6. The process of digestion involves hundreds of thousands of enzymes
  7. 7. They help to break foodsdown, making them easier to digest and allowing nutrients to be absorbed
  8. 8. When food is chewed inthe mouth, digestionbegins with the releaseof enzymes in saliva
  9. 9. When food isswallowed, enzymes continue to act on food in the stomach
  10. 10. Once food reaches the small intestine,the pancreas and the intestinal liningadd further enzymesThese help to break downproteins, starches and fats
  11. 11. What can cause a lack of digestive enzymes?
  12. 12. Eating anenzyme-poor diet, eg.processed fast foods,snacks and meals
  13. 13. As we get older, our enzymeproduction is not as efficient
  14. 14. Use of certainmedication andsome illnesses
  15. 15. The intestinal lining is inflamed or ulcerated due to a digestive disorder, food intolerance or allergy (eg. colitis)
  16. 16. What can happen if digestive enzyme numbers are low?
  17. 17. Partially digested food can putrefy andferment in the large intestineToxins can then build up in the bodyNutrients may not be fully extractedSymptoms such as bloating, stomach ache,excessive flatulence and indigestion may occur
  18. 18. How can I help my digestive enzyme levels?
  19. 19. Eat more enzyme-rich foods - specifically livingfoods (like sprouts) and raw fruits and vegetablesWhere possible, avoid hard-to-digest foods,like meat and dairyTake a high quality digestive enzymessupplement, derived from plant sources
  20. 20. We are SpecialistSupplements Ltd
  21. 21. We have been supplyingthe public with highquality supplements,herbal products andhealth foods since 1995
  22. 22. IGH DIGESTIVEaidH THST RENG High-strength digestive enzymes and herbs Digestive health support Derived from vegetable and plant sources With peppermint, ginger, apple cider vinegar, bromelain and other natural digestives
  23. 23. See our website for many more products!
  24. 24. Visit us online now - atwww.specialistsupplements.co.ukYour number one source for UK-made health supplements and foods!