Digestive enzymes are these little proteins that act as biological catalysts that help the body convert food into stuff you can use, like energy or amino acids. They also facilitate the absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes are fragile little guys. Food, in its natural state, should contain enzymes. Because so much of today’s food is processed and/or cooked, we often don’t get the enzymes that we’re supposed to. That’s where PrepZymes comes in. One capsule provides your body with eight active enzymes to replace what’s been lost.
Here is a quick and handy guide to the possible benefits of digestive enzymes.
General enzyme benefits
Promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria
Transforms food into nutrients
May improve digestive health by relieving symptoms of:
- gas pain
- stomach ache
May relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
May promote immune system strength
What The Enzymes Do and What They May Do
Protease I and Protease II (Proteolytic enzymes)
Proteolytic enzymes are commonly found in plants like papaya. These enzymes digest proteins and may help to reduce inflammation.
Studies have indicated that these enzymes may provide some relief from:
- Chronic Muscoskeletal Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Pain from Surgery
Lipase breaks down fatty substances and plays an essential role in weight loss and weight maintenance.
Studies have indicated that lipase may provide assistance with the following conditions.
- Celiac Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
Souce: University of Maryland
This enzyme helps the body break down and digest starch and may help with inflammation and bolstering the immune system.
This enzyme breaks down lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. People who are lactose intolerant cannot break down lactose and lactase may help them do that.
Cellulase converts cellulose into beta-glucose, helping the body maintain a stable energy supply.
Maltase assists the body in the digestion of sugars and starches, converting them in into glucose, the body’s main energy source.
Invertase allows the body to deconstruct table sugar/sucrose into its component parts: glucose and fructose (fruit sugar). Both are used for energy.