- Contains the three main enzymes needed for effective digestive action.
- Includes two plant-based proteolytic enzymes — bromelain (pineapple) and papain (papaya) — for battling indigestion.
- Supports a healthy digestive system.
SuperZymes Can Help You Digest Food Each day, the body produces several thousands of enzymes. The body uses enzymes for all its chemical actions and reactions. Digestive enzymes are produced in the salivary glands of the mouth and in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. They are responsible for the digestion of nutrients as well as their absorption, transportation, metabolization, and elimination. Because enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat, many are harmed by modern food-processing methods such as microwaving and pasteurization, which render them ineffective. Contains All Major Types of Enzymes The body uses three main kinds of enzymes in the digestive process. Vitabase SuperZymes contains all three.
Amylase enzymes break down starches or carbohydrates and are found naturally in the mouth saliva as well as the pancreatic and intestinal liquids.
Protease enzymes are used to break down proteins and are found in the pancreatic and intestinal fluids.
Lipase aids in fat digestion.
Two other helpful enzymes included in this formula are bromelain and papain. Bromelain comes from pineapple, and papain is from papaya. Bromelain assists in protein digestion. Particularly helpful in breaking down meat fibers, papain is included in some commercially available powdered-meat tenderizers. Both are often used to relieve indigestion.
Betaine hydrochloride is a source of hydrochloric acid, which occurs naturally in the stomach and aids in breaking down fats and proteins. Gastric acids are also important for protecting against harmful bacteria.
Improving overall digestion helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively, thus improving general health.
Label Information and Ingredients: Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take two (2) tablets after each meal, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in cool, dry place and away from direct light.