Plant-derived enzymes (betaine hydrochloride, lipase, amylase, protease, bromelain and papain), combined with a range of herbs (alfalfa, apple cider vinegar, caraway seed, chamomile, fennel seed, ginger root, peppermint leaf and turmeric (with curcumin)).
The enzymes in this food supplement are derived from plant, fruit and vegetable sources.
6 plant enzymes
Recommended by Marie Claire magazine
Suitable for vegetarians
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Digest Helper has been recommended by Marie Claire magazine and world-renowned naturopath and author, Max Tomlinson (click here to view article).
Digestive enzymes, which are only a few of the thousands of known enzymes, are complex proteins that are found in the digestive tract.
They are secreted by different glands in the body, including the salivary glands, the stomach and pancreas glands and the glands in the small intestines. They also each have specific sites of action, including the mouth, the stomach, the duodenum and the jejunum.
The human body produces around 22 different types of digestive enzymes, each of which acts on a different type of food.
The number of digestive enzymes produced by our bodies decreases as we age - enzyme production in the body actually decreases by as much as 30% in most adults over 50. Caffeine and alcohol intake, illness, pregnancy, stress, severe weather and exercise can also all take their toll on our finite enzyme reserves.
Luckily, digestive enzymes are also found naturally in fruits, vegetables, herbs and other raw foods.
Detailed Ingredients :
90 capsules per pot
Each capsule provides:
Betaine hydrochloride - 104mg
Capsule shell (vegetarian) Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) - 96mg
Lipase 5,000U/GRAM - 66mg
Alfalfa powder - 50mg
Amylase 50,000U/GRAM - 45mg
Apple cider vinegar powder - 30mg
Turmeric (95% granulated) - providing 20mg curcumin - 21.05mg
Caraway seed powder - 20mg
Chamomile powder - 20mg
Fennel seed powder (Foeniculum vulgare) - 20mg
Ginger root (Zingiberis rhizoma) - 20mg
Magnesium stearate (veg source) - 20mg
Peppermint leaf powder - 20mg
Protease III 30,000HUT/gm - 16.6mg
Bromelain 1200GDU/G - 5mg
Papain 2000u/mg - 0.15mg
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar or yeast.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Recommended Usage :
1 or 2 capsules to be taken with each main meal or as advised by a health professional.
If taken alone (i.e. rather than in combination with other digestive system support supplements), to be started off on a higher intake of 2 - 3 capsules before breakfast, lunch and the evening meal for 3 - 4 weeks. Thereafter, reduce to 1 - 2 capsules, 2 - 3 times per day or as required.
Warning: Do not take if peptic ulcers are present.