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The purpose of our digestive tract is to extract and absorb the essential nutrients contained in the food we consume. Digestive enzymes aid in this process by breaking down large food molecules into smaller, readily absorbable building blocks the body requires.
Naturally grown foods contain the enzymes necessary to aid in the digestion process so that the body doesn't have to use its enzyme reserves to do all the work. But when we process, refine, heat, or microwave our food, most if not all enzymes are rendered useless. At a temperature above 118 degrees Fahrenheit, all enzyme activity is destroyed. When we consume cooked or highly processed foods, our digestive system has to produce the enzymes necessary to digest what was eaten.
Gamma Oryzanol (rice bran oil) is a naturally occurring mixture of antioxidant compounds.
Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years to help maintain health. More recently, aloe vera has been used to improve conditions in the digestive tract, stimulate the immune system, and speed up cell growth. Many of its beneficial properties are attributed to the large number of mucopolysaccharides (basic sugars) present in the inner gel of the leaf, especially acetylated mannans (primarily in the form of mannose). The acetylated mannans help to bring the immune system into balance when it is in either a suppressed or over stimulated condition.
Peppermint leaves have been used as a digestion aid for centuries. It helps with the digestion of fats by stimulating the flow of digestive juices and the production of bile. When taken with a meal, it helps with food digestion and reduces the amount of gas produced by shortening the time food is in the stomach.
Digestive enzymes assist in the breakdown of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and sugars. The body can't utilize the nutrients even in healthy foods unless digestive enzymes are present to aid in the delivery of the nutrients to the bloodstream, cells, and organs. And, these nutrients are what keep the immune system and the rest of the body strong and healthy.
If the body is forced to supply the digestive enzymes needed for digestion, then it has fewer enzymes for other essential body functions. Including supplemental plant enzymes at the time food is consumed provides two important benefits: plant enzymes can go to work immediately to start the digestive process and the body doesn't have to take enzymes from other organs. This means that more metabolic enzymes will be available to help organs and tissues function properly.
Including enzyme supplements in a daily diet may yield these powerful benefits: 1) restore the body's enzyme supply, 2) boost energy level, 3) help maintain the health of the immune system, and 4) improve overall well-being.
Gamma-Zyme is an alternative for those wishing to add a digestive enzyme supplement to their diet but also suffer from ulcers, gastritis, severe burning sensations, irritable bowel syndrome, or intestinal lining damage. Each vegetarian capsule contains a unique formulation of plant enzymes and herbs to help digest fats, starches, sugars and fibers and maintain normal intestinal linings. Protease, the protein digesting enzyme, is excluded from this formula as it may cause temporary irritation or burning for those with gastrointestinal problems.
Gamma-Zyme works in a wide range of pH environments. Below is a list of the enzymes and their function:
Alpha Galactosidase - Breaks down Melibiose, Raffinose and Stachyose sugars that are responsible for excess gas in the digestive system.
Amylase - Breaks down sugars and starches.
Cellulase - Hydrolyzes cellulose.
Gluco-Amylase - Breaks down sugars and starches.
Invertase - Breaks down cane and beet sugars.
Lipase - Breaks down fats and oils.