All foods require processing (digesting), and enzymes are able to break down food compounds for assimilation into the bloodstream. A number of different enzymes are needed to deal with differing food compounds. Some of these are produced by the body, some are found in foods. However, most processed foodslack the enzymes needed for proper digestion.
This formulation supplements the body’s production of these enzymes. For example, pepsin is used for the digestion of proteins in an acid environment (betaine hydrochloride or HCl); pancreatin is produced by the pancreas to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats in alkaline environments; mycozyme digests starches; papain and bromelain digest protein; bile salt makes fats soluble and prepares them for further digestion by lipase.
One capsule will help you digest a minimum of 30 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 20 grams of fats. Each capsule supplies, alpha-amylase (mycozyme) 90mg, betaine HCl 162mg, bile salt 40mg, bromelain 50mg, lipase 15 IU (contains lactose from milk), pancreatin 22mg, papain 45mg and pepsin 60mg.
When taken between meals, Food Enzymes acts systematically to help maintain a healthy immune system.