The principle behind digestive enzyme formulations is simple: to improve digestion and to alleviate the gastrointestinal burden of digesting the food we eat.
An optimal vegetarian formula would contain five different types of enzymes to ensure the most complete absorption of macro (and micro) nutrients from food. These are: (1) Amylase: a major digestive enzyme that is essential for the digestion of long-chain polysaccharides. (2) Protease: the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of peptide bonds that releases individual amino acids from complex proteins. (3) Glucoamylase: a digestive enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates into
Furthermore, different proteases and lipases operate under varying pH levels, so an optimal broadest range of enzymatic activity possible.
The prestigious Dutch scientific research organization TNO has conducted the most advanced formulation would be based on this research.
Indeed, a digestive enzyme formulation based on the aforementioned technology has been developed in the form of Digestase, from AOR. Under normal digestive conditions, it was found that Digestase more than doubled the absorption of carbohydrates and increased the absorption of protein. Under impaired digestive conditions, Digestase increased glucose absorption by nine-fold as well as again increasing the digestion of protein.
The health benefits of enzyme supplementation are not limited to the absorption of nutrients.
Supplemental enzymes relieve digestive organs and improve intestinal health. Supplemental enzymes also reduce inflammation and speed up recovery. Studies in athletes have shown that supplementation speeds up recovery time. Similarly, patients undergoing surgery recover more quickly if they are prescribed enzymes. Digestase is AOR`s newest enzyme formula and the world`s first digestive enzyme supported by research.
Applications: Proper digestion, Gastrointestinal health, Improves nutrient absorption
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amylase 3,000 DU (from Aspergillus oryzae)
Protease (from A. oryzae) 20,200 HUT
Glucoamylase (from A. oryzae) 10 AGU
Protease (from A. niger) 10.1 SAPU
Invertase 400 SU (from Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Lipase (from Candida rugosa) 480 FIP
Lipase (from A. niger) 10 FIP
Lipase (from Rhizopus oryzae) 10 FIP
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three times a day with food or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
AOR Zymes, Advanced Biotics
The principle behind digestive enzyme formulations is simple: to improve digestion and to alleviate the gastrointestinal burden of digesting the food we eat. AOR`s latest enzyme supplement has been rigorously assessed in an experimental model designed to replicate human digestion. Digestase is a vegetarian and comprehensive enzyme formula with the basic premise of enhancing the digestion of food. The formula contains five different types of enzymes:
-Amylase: a major digestive enzyme that is essential for the digestion of long-chain polysaccharides.
-Protease: the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of peptide bonds that releases individual amino acids from complex proteins.
-Glucoamylase: a digestive enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates into glucose.
-Invertase: breaks down sucrose into fructose and glucose.
-Lipase: the enzyme responsible for the digestion of fats.
Digestase contains two sources of protease and three different sources of lipase to broaden activity and ensure viability under a variety of pH profiles.
Using a new technology that replicates the human stomach and small intestines, the efficacy of Digestase as a digestive aid was assessed. Digestase supplementation improved the following digestive processes:
Under normal digestive conditions: Digestase more than doubled the absorption of carbohydrates and increased the absorption of protein in the ileum while protein absorption remained essentially the same in the jejunum.
Under impaired digestive conditions: differences were even greater: glucose absorption in the jejunum increasing 9-fold and protein digestion increasing significantly in both the jejunum and ileum.
The health benefits of enzyme supplementation are not limited to the absorption of nutrients. Supplemental enzymes relieve digestive organs. Animal experiments are clear: enzyme supplementation results in a healthier intestinal brush border and better nutrient accretion.
Supplemental enzymes also reduce inflammation and speed up recovery. Studies in athletes have shown improved recovery time when supplementing with enzymes. Similarly, patients undergoing surgery recover more quickly if they are prescribed enzymes.
Enzymes facilitate chemical reactions, improve digestion, support digestive organs and hasten recovery. For the first time, a digestive enzyme has been tested and shown to support digestion. Digestase is AOR`s newest enzyme formula and the world`s first digestive enzyme supported by research.
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