Natural enzyme production decreases with age. Enzymes are needed to break down proteins, fats milk sugars and carbohydrates from food and toxic compounds in the body. High levels of toxic compounds can contribute to oxidation and inflammation in the body. Deficiency of digestive enzymes may contribute to digestive discomfort including stomach cramps, abdominal bloating, wind and diarrhoea.
Metabolics Enzymase contains the following ingredients:
Bromelain is derived from pineapple and breaks down proteins. It breaks down protein equally well in either the acid environment of the stomach or the alkaline environment of the small intestine.
Papain is found naturally in pineapple and is also involved in the breakdown of proteins.
Amylase is a natural enzyme in the body that helps break down complex carbohydrates to simple sugars. Alpha Amylase (found in Metabolics Enzymase) breaks down starch to maltose.
Cellulase although not produced naturally in humans, it breaks down the carbohydrate cellulose that is found in plant cell walls. If plant cell walls are broken down, the available nutrients in the cell can be released.
Lactase is an enzyme required in the small intestine to digest the lactose found in milk and dairy foods, converting it to galactose and glucose. If lactose is not digested it remains in the digestive system where it ferments and causes digestive discomfort. 33% of people are lactose intolerant and 75% of adults have decreased lactose activity. Symptoms of lactose intolerance usually occur within 30mins of ingesting lactose.
Lipase is naturally produced in the mouth and especially the tongue, called lingual lipase. The stomach also makes lipase, as does the pancreas. Pancreatic lipase works in the small intestine. Lipase breaks down fats into fatty acids and triglycerides for absorption.
Protease helps digest proteins into amino acids for absorption.
Enzymase is a natural plant based product, supplying enzymes in a vegetarian capsule.
Recommended dose: 1 capsule twice a day before food.
Caution: May not be suitable for people allergic to pineapple.