Feast on Your Holiday Favourites with Digestive Enzymes
The holiday season involves plenty of socializing and the occasional venture outside of our culinary comfort zone. Variables that affect digestion include the health of vital organs such as the liver and pancreas; age-related decline of enzyme production; fluid intake; stimulants including caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; and emotional health, to name a few. Even those of us with the best dietary habits have no guarantee we’ll digest and assimilate enough nutrients from the food we eat.
New Roots Herbal has two distinct formulas suitable for chronic digestive issues and occasional digestive challenges. Chronic digestive concerns can be simply age-related, with acute digestive distress often being as simple as indulging in holiday food that you may have an intolerance for. Digestive Enzymes is a potent formula made with both plant and animal ingredients. It contains betaine hydrochloride to arouse the digestive process within the stomach. A potent pancreatic extract delivers therapeutic amounts of protease, amylase, and lipase to drive digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, respectively. A 10:1 ox bile extract emulsifies (alters the surface area of) fats to ease absorption. Papain, sourced from papaya fruit, and the enzyme pepsin A further amplify protein digestion for ease of intestinal absorption. This broad-spectrum formula has a unique therapeutic niche for those seeking digestive relief.
A therapeutic alternative for vegetarians appropriately named Plant Digestive Enzymes is a multi-sourced, vegetarian friendly formula. Its broad spectrum of ingredients features 20 distinct enzymes that focus on the digestion of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, stubborn fibre, and increased mineral absorption. It also contains lactase for people that may experience gas and bloating from dairy sources that are often difficult to avoid in many foods. Papain works synergistically with pineapple-sourced bromelain to ease the breakdown of complex proteins to bioavailable amino acids. It’s definitely a side- effect free formula any consumer can adopt regardless of dietary preference.
Gordon Raza, BSc
As the technical writer for Flourish, Gord shares his
unique perspective on natural health products, nutrition,
and active living.