Digestive Enzymes Clinical Strength

By Dr. Jesse Davis, DC, Reprinted with permissions from Innate Response

Digestive enzymes serve as one of the body’s primary mechanisms of macronutrient breakdown. They enable the body to maximize the valuable nutrition contained within the foods that make up the modern diet. The human body can endogenously produce many enzymes, although, age, lifestyle, and other factors can contribute to less-than-ideal enzyme production, and as a result, poor digestion. Optimal digestive function is the first critical step for the body to absorb and subsequently utilize, vital nutrition.  It is a crucial factor in overall health and wellness.

Enzymes are specialists in the sense that different enzymes work to break down specific macronutrients. The protease family of enzymes, for example, break down proteins, amylase is particular to starch/carbohydrate metabolism, lipase helps to digest fats, and lactase is specific to the breakdown of lactose in dairy. Additionally, varying strains of protease enzymes can function at different pH levels, making a comprehensive formula the key to delivering complete digestive support.* The complete digestive enzyme formulation offered by INNATE Response Formulas® contains a potent enzyme blend that includes multiple stages of protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and lipid digestion support.*  Additionally, bromelain and papain are included to provide an extra protein-digesting benefit.*

A full-spectrum enzyme formula that includes multiple types of enzymes acts synergistically to digest food.  “Naturally occurring compounds in foods are often combinations of the major nutrients such as glycoproteins, glycolipids, and lipoproteins. Glycoproteins are proteins that contain oligosaccharides as part of their structure.  These sugar units can inhibit digestion by the endogenous proteases of the human digestive tract.” Therefore, carbohydrases must first break down the sugar component of the compound to allow proteases access to the peptide. Carbohydrases essentially work with proteases to break down the ingested glycoprotein. Likewise, carbohydrases and lipids co-operate to digest glycolipids and lipases. The proteases are then able to digest dietary lipoproteins.

A unique process of digestive synergism occurs with the non-digestible cell walls of plant-based foods that may limit digestion. “Fiber-breaking enzymes help open the cell and allow the other enzymes access to the proteins, carbohydrates and fats within the cell. Like fiber, proteins known as lectins can also limit digestion as they bind carbohydrates. This is why supplemental enzymes work synergistically with the digestive enzymes produced by the human body.”

In general, humans do not digest dietary fibers well, so fiber digesting enzymes are included in INNATE’s formula. According to experts at National Enzyme Company,  “this group of enzymes is capable of hydrolyzing the non-digestible carbohydrates that comprise fiber prevalent in many fruits, vegetables, grains, and herbs. While fibers are an important part of a healthy diet, they can also act as anti-nutritive factors. Fibers may bind to minerals and other nutrients, blocking their bioavailability and preventing their absorption. Fiber-breaking enzymes function to break up these fibers to improve nutrient bioavailability as well as decreasing the bulking effect of fibrous foods.”

locally Grown fresh veggiesAs previously stated, these enzymes naturally exist in many vegetables, legumes, and botanicals and are sometimes deficient in the modern diet. ProCerelase®, an exclusive combination of the fiber digesting enzymes hemicellulase, beta-glucanase, cellulase, and phytase may help support improved digestibility of both fruits and vegetables.*  Together, the enzymes present in ProCerelase carry the essential enzymatic energy factors needed to break down the fibrous barrier of plant cell walls and unlock valuable nutrition.

Poor digestion may play a role in various health concerns. Patients who have difficulty digesting dietary proteins, fats, plant fibers, as well as complex and simple carbohydrates, may benefit from Digestive Enzymes Clinical Strength.* Those in need of relief from occasional common digestive complaints, including gas and bloating may also benefit.* The broad application of the product makes it ideal for anyone in need of foundational digestive support to maintain optimal health.* Finally, vegetarians and others who consume diets high in fruits and vegetables may benefit from the digestive support in the fiber blend.

In summary, Digestive Enzymes Clinical Strength is a synergistic,  broad-spectrum digestive enzyme supplement created to provide sufficient enzymatic activity for overall digestive support.* It provides multiple stages of protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and lipid digestion. These various stages create a powerful digestive combination that is high potency and able to help digest a range of foods.* Changes to the pH in the gastrointestinal tract interfere with enzyme effectiveness; so the differing pH tolerant proteases assure the complete breakdown of proteins as they move through the gut.

Because the human digestive system does not have enzymes to break down fiber, ProCerelase® an exclusive combination of hemicellulase, beta-glucanase, cellulase, and phytase fills this important role.  This combination is the ultimate enzyme system for unlocking and maximizing nutrition from foods.* Digestive Enzymes Clinical Strength with the ProCerelase® enzyme system, supports optimal nutrient bio-availability and makes this product essential in promoting overall digestive health.*


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
ProCerelase® is a Registered Trademark of National Enzyme Company, Inc
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