What are digestive enzymes?

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When you eat, your body breaks down the food into micro- and macronutrients that can then be absorbed and used by your body.

Digestive Enzymes are small proteins that act on specific molecules within foods to break them down. There are several enzymes that each work on a specific type of molecule. If you are deficient in any of these enzymes, your body may not be breaking down food as well as it should, leading to major issues in the digestive tract. If your food is not properly digested and absorbed in your small intestines, it can lead to malnourishment due to not enough nutrients being absorbed by your body. In addition, as the undigested food travels through the digestive tract it provides food for the “bad” bacteria, causing IBS symptoms such as gas and bloating, as the bad bacteria begin to outnumber the good bacteria. The amount and type of undigested food that reaches the large intestine may have an important impact on the balance of good and bad bacteria in the colon. Having the right enzymes in proper ratios supports improved nutrient absorption which means that you’ll get more out of the food you’re eating!

 Inflammation is often at the root of pain problems. Things like headaches and migraines can be linked to inflammation in your gut, which in turn can be linked to a lack of nutrients. In particular, the pancreatic digestive enzyme amylase converts carbohydrates into glucose, which is a key molecule that our bodies use for energy. So if everything in your digestion in running smoothly, you’ll likely see a difference across the rest of your body as well. Digestive enzymes also help with food sensitivities and conditions such as lactose intolerance. 

Additional Benefits of Digestive Enzymes:

Leaky Gut Prevention 

Reduced Chronic Fatigue and Pain 

Combats Anxiety 

Better Mental Focus and Memory

Protea GI Assist has added DigeSEB (proprietary enzyme blend: Amylases, lactase, Proteases, Lipase, Cellulase) to support these important digestive processes and allow for optimal nutrient absorption. 

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