90 Vege Caps • Weight: 76g
Take 1 - 3 capsules before each main meal.
If taken alone, start 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 suffering of Peptic Ulcer
DIGESTIVEaid is a supplement which contains plant derived digestive enzymes with herbs and digestives, known to improve the quality of digestion process in the gut. These are recognized for their anti-spasmodic, carminative and gut-soothing effects. Our body is constantly using enzymes for breaking down the food constituents to molecular level. All the nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates or sugars, fats, minerals need enzymatic intervention before they can be absorbed and transported through the blood stream.
Enzymes are proteins which work as catalysts and help speeding up the digestive processes in our body, sometimes to hundreds of time compared to reactions in which there are no enzymes involved. Enzymes such as Amylases and Proteases help breaking down large molecules of starch and proteins, so they can be absorbed by the intestine. Without these helpers, it would be impossible for the intestine to absorb large molecules of proteins.
DIGESTIVEaid is providing our gut with a pack of indispensable enzymes which will help digestion and improve the general functioning of the digestive system. Antibiotics, stress, infections, yeast, poor dietary habits can put a threat on proper enzymatic secretion and function. Over time, poor digestion leads to a range of ailments due to the nutrients malnutrition and as we age we produce fewer digestive enzymes too, as our bodies' own reserves are finite.
DIGESTIVEaid combines the gut soothing effects of such herbs as caraway seed, chamomile, fennel seed, ginger root, peppermint, turmeric, apple cider vinegar and is providing a gut soothing effect and support for your digestion and gut absorption. The digestive enzymes provided in this supplement (Betain HCL, bromelain, papain, protease, amylase and lipase) are known to be of important help in metabolic processes. Taking this herbal supplement provides a range of benefits such as:
Found in grains and other foods, Betaine HCL is a more acidic form of betaine, used to provide hydrochloric acid as an aid digestion. It appears that with age, the production of betaine HCL declines, increasing the chances of certain bacteria and parasitic intestinal infections to occur, but also the likelihood that the digestion of food and proteins is impaired as well as the absorption of nutrients.
A proteolytic protein (helps metabolise proteins) and a high-fat meals digestion enzyme, derived from the stem of the pineapple plant. It is used as a digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, smooth muscle relaxant, digestant and anti-oedema. It also inhibits the production of prostaglandins, associated with inflammation and pain and promotes the formation of prostaglandins with anti-inflammatory actions. Reduces mucous congestion and can be taken together with turmeric for digestive problems as it appears to aid the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
An enzyme with a protein-metabolising function, found in papaya fruit.
An enzyme that helps with digestion of protein
An enzyme that helps with digestion of carbohydrates
A fat digestion enzyme. People with pancreatic insufficiency require lipase.
Natural detoxifier, antiseptic, anticatarrhal, biter agent, digestive aid, anti-microbial, helps digesting the food while cleansing the colon and helping to regulate hydrochloric acid levels. Used to aid digestion, stimulate stomach acid and digestive enzymes.
Anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic and carminative (anti-flatulence) effects.
Has a relaxing and calming effect on inflamed areas of the gut.
A gentle warming agent with carminative (anti-flatulence) effect, aromatic, anti-spasmodic, digestive and gut-soother.
Anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, vasodilator. Stimulates circulatory system and is decreasing the cholesterol levels.
Digestive-agent, antiseptic, peripheral vasodilator, enzyme activator. Peppermint is considered to be a source of magnesium, potassium, it has an anti-spasmodic effect and also is recognized as being an anti-flatulence (carminative) agent which helps to soothe the gut lining.
A natural antioxidant, with a carminative effect and bile stimulant. Supports the body with its anti-inflammatory actions, liver function and bile flow. Helps reducing loose motions and flatulence.
The Marie Claire magazine recommends DIGESTIVEaid in a column they published under the title "If you're prone to bloating". The author, ND Max Tomlinson, is a renowned naturopath and he's recommending this product for signs of poor digestion and bloating. Below is the full content of the column and the link to the original scanned magazine.
If you're prone to bloating...
You need: Digestive enzymes
Why? Our digestive system relies on two types of enzymes to absorb nutrients from food. The first occurs naturally, particularly in fruits and vegetables. The second is a mix of digestive enzymes produced in our saliva, stomach and intestines. It's a clever system but it can go wrong. Stress, rushing meals and undiagnosed food sensitivities can make it hard for the body to break food down into small particles needed to effectively extract nutrients. These partially digested food particles can lead to wind and bloating. "The food is just sitting in your colon fermenting gas", says [naturopath Max] Tomlinson. "Digestive enzymes are incredibly safe and they work. Plus, organic food and supplements can't make any difference to your health if you don't have the digestive enzymes to break them down in the first place".
What to take? [Naturopath Max] Tomlinson recommends [...] Digestive Aid by Specialist Supplements [...].
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle or as a medication for accute diseases.
Discontinue use and consult a doctor if any adverse reactions occur!
Pregnant Women: Do not take this product if you are pregnant or likely to become pregnant. Pregnant women should not supplement except on the advice of a doctor or ante-natal clinic.
Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing, if the cap is broken or missing, if the contents are damaged.
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