Digestive Enzymes Ultra

$40.90

Digestive Enzymes Ultra is a comprehensive blend of vegetarian digestive enzymes; support for protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber and dairy digestion.

What is Digestive Enzymes Ultra?

Digestive Enzymes Ultra - Vegetarian Formula | Supports Enhanced Digestion | GMO-Free | Gluten Free

  • A comprehensive blend of vegetarian digestive enzymes
  • Total support for protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber and dairy digestion
  • Formulated specifically for digestive issues.

 

What Does Digestive Enzymes Ultra contain?

Digestive Enzymes Ultra contains a high-strength mixture of vegetarian enzymes supporting enhanced protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber and dairy digestion and promoting optimal nutrient bioavailability and absorption.

Proteases included in this formula provide optimal activity across a wide pH range. They facilitate the normal breakdown of proteins and di- and tri-peptides.

Lipase promotes lipid breakdown. Lipase digests dietary fat, relieving the gallbladder, liver and the pancreas, which would otherwise need to produce the required enzymes. Protein absorption from fatty foods such as fish or seeds can be improved by incorporating supplemental lipase enzymes in the diet.

Amylase and glucoamylase are included to stimulate polysaccharide breakdown of starch and glycogen. Amylase helps the body break down and assimilate starches as well as carbohydrates. Supplemental amylase may also help reduce stress.

Invertase works to break down sucrose products like refined table sugar into glucose and fructose. The abundance of processed and highly refined foods in the average diet means that we consume a great amount of this type of sugar which can contribute to undue digestion problems. It is theorized that unrecognized sucrose intolerance is a contributing factor in many allergies. Supplemental Invertase enzymes can increase the assimilation and utilization of this sugar.

Lactase support digestion of carbohydrate disaccharides, including the dairy sugar lactose (milk sugar). Lactase deficiency is the most common and well-known form of carbohydrate intolerance. Lactase digests lactose milk sugar into glucose and galactose.

Cellulase helps with fiber breakdown. Cellulase acts to break down cell wall components and phytic acid, promoting nutrient bioavailability of fiber-containing foods. Cellulase hydrolyzes cellulose. According to Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulosic Waste to Glucose (1975), cellulose is the most abundant organic source of food, fuel and chemicals. It is dependent upon its hydrolysis to glucose. Cellulase also eats away unwanted yeast, which when multiplying can lead to Candida.

Beta-glucanase is a very important enzyme because the human body cannot produce on its own. Beta-glucanase increases the overall efficiency of binding excess cholesterol and toxins in the intestines for removal. Helpls to breakdown grains and cereals.

Hemicellulase specifically breaks down cellulose based polysaccharides. Hemicellulase helps break down fiber components in the intestinal tract.This provides faster and more complete breakdown of these polysaccharides into simpler sugars which are then more easily digested by other enzymes in the body or by supplemental enzymes. Used by the body to breakdown vegetables, cerals, fruits.

Phytase breaks down phytate, releasing inorganic phosphorus and myoinositol.  Phytate is considered an antinutrient because it chelates minerals and forms insoluble complexes with proteins, decreasing bioavailability of these essential nutrients. Breaks down soy, corn, nuts and seeds.

Alpha-galactosidase promotes the breakdown of certain complex carbohydrates, such as raffinose and stachyose, found in some vegetables, grains and legumes–helping to relieve occasional bloating or gas. Alpha galactosidase hydrolyzes the 1-6 nun-reducing galactocide residues from poly and oligosaccharides in an exo-fashion. These polysaccharides (primarily raffinose, stacchiose, and melibiose) are typically found in legumes and are not digestible in the small intestine. As these sugars are not absorbed, they pass into the large intestine. In the large intestine, these sugars are fermented by native microbial flora and produce gas resulting in bloating, and general discomfort.

 

Why Use Digestive Enzymes Ultra?

  • As we grow older, adults become more susceptible to impaired digestive function, increasing their vulnerability to malnutrition and disease.
  • Replacing digestive enzymes that are lost to the aging process may help restore optimal nutritional status and alleviate numerous health complaints.
  • Enzymes such as pancreatin, protease, amylase, lactase, cellulase, lipase, and papapya-derived papain help break down foods into their constituent proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
  • Digestive enzymes not only help promote optimal digestion, they may also help avert inflammation.
  • Supplemental oral enzymes have also proven popular in Europe as substitutes for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.

Serving Size: Two vegetable capsules
Servings Per Container: 90
Directions: 1-2 capsules with each meal
Content: - 180 vegetable capsules

  • Allergen Free
  • Artificial Additive Free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Environmental Contaminants Free
  • No Added Excipients
  • Vegetarian Capsules

Notes: Contains no hidden coatings, excipients, binders, fillers, shellacs, artificial colors or fragrances, dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten, sugar, starch, soy, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.

 
Amount Per Serving / % DV

Proprietary Enzyme Blend 391mg / *

Providing:
Amylase 24‚000 DU / *
Protease 60‚000 HUT / *
Protease 6.0 20‚000 HUT / *
Glucoamylase 30 AGU / *
Lactase 1‚600 ALU / *
Lipase 3‚000 FIP / *
Beta-Glucanase 20 BGU / *
Invertase 900 SU / *
Cellulase 800 CU / *
Alpha-galactosidase 120 GaIU / *
Protease 3.0 20 SAPU / *
Phytase 10 FTU / *
Hemicellulase 200 HCU / *
Ascorbyl Palmitate (Fat-Soluble Vitamin C) 10mg / *

*Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose)‚ tapioca dextrin‚ vegetarian capsule (cellulose‚ water).

Sourced and manufactured to avoid: Artificial additives‚ allergens‚ environmental contaminants‚ added excipients.

Hypoallergenic.

As a dietary supplement‚ take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as directed by healthcare practitioner.

If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Keep out of the reach of children. Store sealed in a cool‚ dry area.

1. Brownie S. Why are elderly individuals at risk of nutritional deficiency? Int J Nurs Pract. 2006 Apr;12(2):110-18.

2. Pirlich M, Lochs H. Nutrition in the elderly. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2001 Dec;15(6):869-84.

3. Guslandi M, Pellegrini A, Sorghi M. Gastric mucosal defences in the elderly. Gerontology. 1999 Jul;45(4):206-8.

4. Hurwitz A, Brady DA, Schaal SE, et al. Gastric acidity in older adults. JAMA. 1997 Aug 27;278(8):659-62.

5. Chapman IM. The anorexia of aging. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007 Nov;23(4):735-56.

6. Baker H. Nutrition in the elderly: hypovitaminosis and its implications. Geriatrics. 2007 Aug;62(8):22-6.

7. Girodon F, Galan P, Monget AL, et al. Impact of trace elements and vitamin supplementation on immunity and infections in institu-tionalized elderly
patients: a randomized controlled trial. MIN. VIT. AOX. geriatric network. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Apr 12;159(7):748-54.

8. Wintergerst ES, Maggini S, Hornig DH. Contribution of selected vitamins and trace elements to immune function. Ann Nutr Metab. 2007;51(4):301-23.

9. Kamenicek V, Holan P, Franek P. Systemic enzyme therapy in the treatment and prevention of post-traumatic and postoperative swelling.
Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2001;68(1):45-9.

10. Leipner J, Saller R. Systemic enzyme therapy in oncology: effect and mode of action. Drugs. 2000 Apr;59(4):769-80.

11. Novak JF, Trnka F. Proenzyme therapy of cancer. Anticancer Res. 2005 Mar;25(2A):1157-77.

12. Bonilla F, Mirete J, Cuesta A, Sillero C, Gonzalez M. Treatment of gastric phytobezoars with cellulase. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1999 Dec;91(12):809-14.

13. Lee SP, Holloway WD, Nicholson GI. The medical dissolution of phytobezoars using cellulase. Br J Surg. 1977 Jun;64(6):403-5.

14. Morley JE. The Aging Gut: Physiology. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007 Nov;23(4):757-67.

15. Laugier R, Bernard JP, Berthezene P, Dupuy P. Changes in pancreatic exocrine secretion with age: pancreatic exocrine secretion does
decrease in the elderly. Digestion. 1991;50(3-4):202-11.

16. Keller J, Layer P. Human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease. Gut. 2005 Jul;54 Suppl 6vi1-28.

17. Greenberg RE, Holt PR. Influence of aging upon pancreatic digestive enzymes. Dig Dis Sci. 1986 Sep;31(9):970-7.

18. Tiscornia OM, Cresta MA, de Lehmann ES, Celener D, Dreiling DA. Effects of sex and age on pancreatic secretion.
Int J Pancreatol. 1986 Jul;1(2):95-118.

19. Vellas B, Balas D, Moreau J, et al. Exocrine pancreatic secretion in the elderly. Int J Pancreatol. 1988 Dec;3(6):497-502.

20. Ishibashi T, Matsumoto S, Harada H, et al. Aging and exocrine pancreatic function evaluated by the recently standardized secretin test.
Nippon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 1991 Sep;28(5):599-605.

21. Gloria L, Cravo M, Camilo ME et al. Nutritional deficiencies in chronic alcoholics: relation to dietary intake and alcohol consumption.
Am J Gastroenterol. 1997 Mar;92(3):485-9.

22. Green PH. Alcohol, nutrition and malabsorption. Clin Gastroenterol. 1983 May;12(2):563-74.

23. Montgomery RD, Haeney MR, Ross IN, et al. The ageing gut: a study of intestinal absorption in relation to nutrition in the elderly. Q J Med. 1978 Apr;47(186):197-24.

24. Montgomery RD, Haboubi NY, Mike NH, Chesner IM, Asquith P. Causes of malabsorption in the elderly. Age Ageing. 1986 Jul;15(4):235-40.

25. Holt PR. Intestinal malabsorption in the elderly. Dig Dis. 2007;25(2):144-50.

26. Holt PR. Diarrhea and malabsorption in the elderly. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2001 Jun;30(2):427-44.

27. Ahmed FE. Effect of nutrition on the health of the elderly. J Am Diet Assoc. 1992 Sep;92(9):1102-8.

28. Carriere I, Delcourt C, Lacroux A, Gerber M. Nutrient intake in an elderly population in southern France (POLANUT): deficiency in some vitamins, minerals and omega-3
PUFA. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2007 Jan;77(1):57-65.

29. Park S, Johnson MA. What is an adequate dose of oral vitamin B12 in older people with poor vitamin B12 status? Nutr Rev. 2006 Aug;64(8):373-8.

30. Wolters M, Strohle A, Hahn A. Age-associated changes in the metabolism of vitamin B(12) and folic acid: prevalence, aetiopathogenesis
and pathophysiological consequences. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2004 Apr;37(2):109-35.

31. Suarez F, Levitt MD, Adshead J, Barkin JS. Pancreatic supplements reduce symptomatic response of healthy subjects to a high fat meal. Dig Dis Sci. 1999 Jul;44(7):1317-21.

32. Stauder G, Ransberger K, Streichhan P, Van SW, Pollinger W. The use of hydrolytic enzymes as adjuvant therapy in AIDS/ARC/LAS patients. Biomed Pharmacother. 1988;42(1):31-4.

33. Stauder G. Pharmacological effects of oral enzyme combinations. Cas Lek Cesk. 1995 Oct 4;134(19):620-4.

34. Nouza K. Systemic enzyme therapy in diseases of the vascular system. Bratisl Lek Listy. 1995 Oct;96(10):566-9.

35. Heyll U, Munnich U, Senger V. Proteolytic enzymes as an alternative in comparison with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) in the treatment
of degenerative and inflammatory rheumatic disease: systematic review. Med Klin(Munich). 2003 Nov 15;98(11):609-15.

36. Klein G, Kullich W, Schnitker J, Schwann H. Efficacy and tolerance of an oral enzyme combination in painful osteoarthritis of the hip. A double-blind,
randomised study comparing oral enzymes with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2006 Jan;24(1):25-30.

37. Akhtar NM, Naseer R, Farooqi AZ, Aziz W, Nazir M. Oral enzyme combination versus diclofenac in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee—a
double-blind prospective randomized study. Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Oct;23(5):410-5.

38. Anon. Oral enzyme therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee. Proteolytic enzyme are effective with few risks. MMW Fortschr Med. 2001 Jun 7;143(23):44-6.

39. Leipner J, Iten F, Saller R. Therapy with proteolytic enzymes in rheumatic disorders. BioDrugs. 2001;15(12):779-89.

40. Duskova M, Wald M. Orally administered proteases in aesthetic surgery. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 1999 Jan;23(1):41-4.

41. Available at: http://www.pdrhealth.com/drugs/altmed/printview/altmed-mono-print.aspx?contentFileName=ame0337.
xml&contentXSLTFileName=amepe.xsl&contentName=Pancreatin. Accessed November 7, 2007.

42. Available at: http://www.pdrhealth.com/drugs/altmed/printview/altmed-mono-print.aspx?contentFileName=ame0385.
xml&contentXSLTFileName=amepe.xsl&contentName=Papain. Accessed November 7, 2007.