Digestion is a highly energetic process.Roughly 30% of the daily calories we consume goes toward the act of digestion!
Clearly, our health is dependent on our ability to efficiently digest the foods we consume. Digestion involves the breakdown and absorption of nutrients - there are many places where things can become imbalanced in the process.
One of the first signs of digestive weakness is prolonged fullness, bloating, belching and gas - these occur due to incomplete digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. When foods are improperly digested, these and other symptoms can develop.Looking at the digestive process is the first step in getting your energy and health back!
Digestive Formula is an ideal first step to getting digestion functioning properly. It’s the most complete natural digestive aid available, containing high-potency bioavailable plant enzymes, probiotics, betaine hydrochloric acid and demulcent herbs to protect and repair the gut lining.
Prolonged sensation of fullness after eating a meal
Here’s How it Works:
Digestive Formula contains broad-spectrum enzymes that help digest the different proteins, fats and carbohydrates that are part of the diet.
Hydrochloric acid is our body’s most potent enzyme, and Digestive Formula contains this as well.For additional digestive health, each capsule contains 1.3 billion probiotic organisms and botanical medicines that help heal and repair the gut mucosal lining.
Pancreatic Enzymes derived from plants (rather than animals) deliver a wide pH range to assist with digesting all the different macronutrients.Plant enzymes are more stable than animal derived enzymes, so the product itself stays stable, longer.
Enzymes in the formula include:
Protease; primarily digests proteins like meats, fish, dairy, eggs and gluten.
Amylase digests carbohydrates like sugars and starches.
Lipase targets fat digestion.
Cellulase digests the fiber found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Sucrase breaks down the sugar sucrose into more simple sugars like glucose and fructose.
Lactase digests the sugars found primarily in dairy products (lactose).
Phytase targets phytic acid, an ‘anti-nutrient’ found in grains, seeds, roots and tubers, primarily. Phytic acid binds minerals and also impedes the function of several digestive enzymes.
Maltase digests other more complex sugars found in starches.
Bromelain is a proteolytic (protein-breaking) enzyme that’s derived from the stem and fruit of pineapple. It also contains nutrients that act as antioxidants.
Probiotics are considered to be beneficial bacteria that aid in the breakdown and assimilation of food nutrients in the lower digestive tract. They keep the peace, so to speak amongst the billions of different microorganisms found in the gut - they prevent the overgrowth of yeast, fungus and disease-causing bacteria.
Each capsule of Digestive Formula contains 1.3 billion organisms of 12 different probiotic strains.
Betaine Hydrochloride (Betaine HCl) provides a source of hydrochloric acid which the body requires to absorb nutrients like vitamin B12 and others, as pancreatic enzymes cannot break down these nutrients.
Marshmallow Root contains special polysaccharide compounds that benefit the relatively fragile mucous membranes from the ravages of digestion. It can help lower inflammation, repair wounds and even fight bacteria in the gut.
Slippery Elm Bark is a demulcent and emollient herb, meaning it contains special types of fiber that promote the secretion of mucous in the gut - mucous is important because it protects and helps heal the GI tract lining, which is easily damaged as it is continuously exposed to foods, beverages and enzymes.
Digestive Formula contains all the nutrients your body needs to get digestion back to functioning normally. It should be taken at the start of meals, when digestive enzymes are released.