Professional Grade Natural Digestive Enzymes
DigesTech represents one of the most powerful digestive enzyme combinations on the market today. Increasing the natural enzyme levels in the stomach not only helps break down the food faster — easing any bloating or discomfort associated with eating a large meal — but it also assists with improving nutrient absorption. Greater nutrient absorption then supplies the bodily system with increased availability of the energetic components for optimal function. Enzymes can also help the body combat inflammation, a major cause of discomfort. With enzymes specifically chosen to help digest all five of the major food categories — including dairy, fats, protein, carbs, and fiber — this natural supplement is an all-in-one professional grade digestive enzyme formulation.
DigesTech: The breakdown
Enzymes play an important role in the chemical breakdown of food and absorption of nutrients. As soon as carbohydrates enter the mouth, salivary amylase begins splitting long chain carbohydrate starches into smaller sugars. The stomach creates an acidic environment that permits the further emulsification of food and breakdown of protein. The gastric contents of the stomach are slowly released into the intestine in the form of a thick liquid, called chyme, and absorption can start to take place. Various enzymes are involved in the further chemical breakdown of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates that permit the full processing of food and bioactive constituents.
The malabsorption of food is a common digestive issue that can lead to stomach discomfort, bloating, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies. An example of digestive failure is lactose intolerance, or the inability to process milk sugars due to decreased activity of the lactase enzyme. Directly ingesting the enzyme through dietary supplementation can help manage the symptoms of intolerance. Proper chemical breakdown of complex carbohydrates, fats, and proteins all require specific enzymes, each of which can be deficient or decrease in function over time. DigesTech includes a range of enzymes that directly aid the gastrointestinal tract with breaking down these proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to readily absorbable molecules.
The immune system is another important regulator of the body’s reaction to food intake. Occasionally, if nutrients are not broken down for absorption at the appropriate step, an inflammatory response can occur. A natural method to calm this aberrant response is with anti-inflammatory food extracts, such as fennel seed and ginger root. Used for centuries as natural digestive aids and analgesics, the phytochemical compounds present in these extracts decrease discomfort and inflammation directly in the gastrointestinal tract[5, 6]. The multi-enzymatic and anti-inflammatory actions of DigesTech can facilitate the full breakdown of food and help maximize the absorption of nutrients.
Serrapeptidase is commonly found in the silkworm helping it to breakdown its hard outer cocoon. In humans its been found to help breakdown non-living tissue and has shown anti-inflammatory properties.
Fennel seeds may provide quick and effective relief from many digestive disorders. Being rich in minerals like magnesium, they also include phytonutrients like Anethol that help to inhibit spasms in smooth muscle like the intestinal tract. And more recent studies have found consumption of fennel seeds to increase bile production and possess antimicrobial properties.
Ginger root has been used as a tonic for improved digestion across cultures with a history going back to 3000 BC. Traditional uses include improved digestion, alleviating indigestion, easing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, motion sickness, heartburn, and stomach cramps. Studies today show its effectiveness in reducing the severity of and duration of nausea. The two main phytonutrients gingerol and shogaol, are thought to stimulate the bodies flow of digestive fluids such as saliva, gastric juices, and bile.