Dietary supplements with digestive enzymes
Enzyme Vital is a dietary supplement from Healthwell with a mixture of several digestive enzymes that help break down different types of macronutrients. Macronutrients are what we call carbohydrates, fats and proteins found in the food we eat. In order for us to be able to assimilate the nutrients that the body needs, we use enzymes that help to break down the food into smaller components so that the body can absorb it. Enzyme Vital contains as much as 50 mg of enzyme complex per capsule and is preferably taken with a meal.
- A complex with digestive enzymes
- To help with digestion
- 50 mg enzymes per capsule
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are a protein needed to break down food; they do this by initiating a chemical reaction in the body. The enzymes are important to us because vitamins, minerals and hormones cannot work without them. The body produces several enzymes itself, but this production decreases as we get older, so an intake of natural enzymes can then be a good idea. Enzyme Vital from Healthwell contains a few different enzymes that work together in our digestive system.
Amylase is found naturally in the body's abdomen and saliva, and kick-starts the process in the mouth already by breaking down the carbohydrates. This process then continues in the duodenum, where the pancreas adds more amylase.
Protease is another enzyme in the body but this enzyme breaks down protein instead. Protease is a plant enzyme that thrives in the gut, where it hydrolyses the protein into smaller polypeptides and amino acids.
Lipase is a common enzyme that breaks down fat in the digestive tract. Lipase is mainly excreted in the pancreas.
Cellulas cannot be produced by the body itself, but we must add them via our diet from fruits. Cellulase is the enzyme that helps break down and split fibers from vegetables and fruits into cellulose so that we can absorb their nutrients.
Lactase is a well-known enzyme especially for those who suffer from lactose intolerance, as it is the enzyme that helps break down the lactose sugars. Lactase is found in the intestinal mucosa and is normally produced in all mammals, but with increasing age this production decreases.
Enzymes in food
We find most enzymes naturally in our regular diet. Many of these enzymes are found in fruits and vegetables, but since the enzymes are very sensitive, they are easily destroyed when we prepare the food. We can therefore find rich enzymes sources in fresh fruit and vegetables or in pickled vegetables and raw beef. It is also good to keep in mind that with detox or diets, the digestive enzymes in the body decrease because the enzymes are needed for detoxification instead. Therefore, it may be a good idea to complement your diet with a dietary supplement such as Enzym Vital if you are dieting or if you experience stomach problems such as bloating and problems with toilet visits.
Enzyme Vital's capsules are formulated using vegetable ingredients like cellulose and coconut oil. To preserve all the active ingredients in Healthwell's dietary supplements, capsules are compressed using cold pressing - a gentle manufacturing method.
|The symbol Vegetarian Friendly indicates that the capsules are made from vegetables. The capsules are composed of natural coconut oil and cellulose.|