Enzyme Essentials is a natural dietary supplement specifically formulated with bile and active digestive enzymes that act synergistically to assist in the healthy functioning of fat, protein, and carbohydrate digestion.
The pancreas normally supplies the major digestive enzymes that catalyze the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates, and protein so that the resulting products can be absorbed in the upper small intestine. Although fat digestion starts in the mouth with salivary lipase, most triglycerides are digested by pancreatic lipase, which is secreted by the exocrine pancreas into the duodenum of the intestine. Pancreatic lipase cleaves triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine.
Some carbohydrate digestion takes place in the mouth by salivary amylase, but the pancreatic amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. It breaks down starches into maltose and maltotriose, which are further hydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharides of the mucosal cells, and then absorbed.
Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid, which denature and divide large proteins into smaller polypeptides. The pancreatic proteinases, trypsin and chymotrypsin, break down these polypeptides into free amino-acids and di- or tri-peptides, which are directly absorbed by the intestinal mucosa.
Enzyme Essentials stimulates HCL production by adding pepsin and by supplementing Betaine and Glutamic Acid. HCL helps to digest proteins, as do the proteolytic enzymes such as Pepsin, Papain, Pancreatin, and Bromelain. In addition, Enzyme Essentials contains Amylase which aids in digestion and it contains Ox Bile extract which emulsifies fats, therefore aiding in the breakdown. Pancrelipase is also a fat digesting enzyme.
Enzyme Essentials is a two-phase tablet. The first phase is released in the stomach and the second phase is released directly in the duodenum. These releases are dependent upon the pH levels, helping to make Enzyme Essentials an efficient and effective digestive aid.
Serving size: 1 tablet
Servings per container: 90
|Glutamic Acid||110 mg|
|Betaine HCI||100 mg|
|Pancreatin 6X||100 mg|
|Ox Bile Extract||60 mg|
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 tablets 15 minutes before meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.