Digestive Enzymes

Foods require processing (digestion), and enzymes are able to break down food compounds for absorption 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, many processed foods lack the enzymes needed for proper digestion. Supplementing replaces the missing enzymes, improving digestion, eliminating gas and bloating, and ensuring the best absorption of nutrients.

Proactazyme

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Maximize Your Nutrition

Eating is just the first step in providing the nutrients your body requires daily. Breaking food down into usable form necessitates the presence of digestive enzymes. Enzymes have the capacity to process food at an amazing rate, making digestion infinitely more efficient and helping to conserve energy—and your health! Refined foods and overcooked foods contain minimal, if any, enzymes.

BENEFITS

• Aids in the breakdown of most types of food.

• Improves digestion.

• Activates needed vitamins that would otherwise be wasted.

• Helps your body extract the minerals it needs.

• Is well-suited for vegetarians.

• Supports digestion of a high-starch or-sugar diet.

HOW IT WORKS

Digestive enzymes bind with food particles to enhance the reactions necessary to turn solid foods into liquid solutions of nutrients to be absorbed in the intestinal tract and used by our cells. Proactazyme is a unique general-purpose, food-enzyme supplement to assist in the everyday digestion of most food types. It contains plant-sourced enzymes in a digestion-enhancing herbal base.

NSP ADVANTAGE

NSP Proactazyme is a balanced enzyme supplement that contains the most important enzymes to help you maximize the nutritional value in the foods you eat. Its unique blend of digestion-enhancing herbs work synergistically with the enzymes to help eliminate symptoms of poor digestion. Proactazyme’s special blend of protease enzymes is formulated to digest proteins at various pH levels ranging from 3.0 to 6.0.

SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT

Traditional use suggests the efficacy of amylase and other carbohydrate-digesting enzymes for relief of occasional indigestion caused by fermentation of undigested carbohydrates. Additionally, animal studies have shown the ability of supplemental

lipase to increase enzyme activity. Proteolytic enzymes have been widely used and studied in Europe for their health benefits and in the digestion of proteins. They are

also reported to reduce viscosity of mucus and support arterial and joint health.

INGREDIENTS

Proactazyme contains 10 powerful enzymes in an base of caraway, dandelion, fennel, gentian and ginger to help your digestive system function at optimal levels.

• Amylase hydrolyzes the bonds in starch.

• Glucoamylase ensures the breakdown of maltose into glucose.

• Lipase breaks down fats into fatty acids and glycerin.

• Cellulase and hemicellulase break down components of plant cell walls, which include complex carbohydrates that humans cannot digest and which may interfere with nutrient absorption.

• Invertase changes sucrose into glucose for energy.

• Malt diastase augments the breakdown of starches.

• Alpha galactosidase hydrolyzes sugars found in certain foods.

• Protease blend breaks down proteins.

• Peptidase helps break down proteins into amino acids.

RECOMMENDED USE

Take 1 or 2 capsules with, or between, meals daily

Food Enzymes

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Do You Have Enough?

Improper diet, stress and aging can affect a person’s capacity to digest food properly. Without complete digestion, nutrients from food are not fully absorbed. Enzymes found in raw foods and present in our bodies help to digest the food we eat and to extract essential nutrients. Enzymes have the power to change food compounds into more simple forms at an amazingly rapid rate.

Unfortunately, enzymes have lots of enemies.” The cooking process kills natural enzymes needed to properly digest food, forcing the body to make replacement enzymes—if it can! Enzyme levels may also decrease as food sits in storage.

NSP Food Enzymes combines major enzymes, bile salts, panceatin and betaine hydrochloride to help increase the body’s capacity to digest any meal.

BENEFITS

• Supplements the body’s production of important enzymes.

• Provides a blend of enzymes to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

• Provides hydrochloric acid and bile salts to help digest proteins and fats.

• Helps prevent or relieve occasional indigestion.

HOW IT WORKS

This combination of enzymes offers more complete digestive support when taken with meals. This formula includes pepsin, which is used for pre-digesting proteins in the stomach. Betaine HC1 helps create an acidic environment to facilitate the activity of pepsin. After food reaches the small intestine, the enzyme pancreatin further digests protein, carbohydrates and fats. Pancreatin also helps to support the pancreas in those with poor pancreatic function. Mycozyme digests starches; papain and bromelain digest protein; and bile salt makes fats soluble, preparing them for further digestion by lipase.

The enzymes bromelain and papain aid in the digestion of proteins. Bromelain also offers other health related benefits, including relaxing smooth muscles and supporting joint health. Taken between meals, Food Enzymes works systemically to break down proteins associated with joint health, arterial health and immune

activation.

NSP ADVANTAGE

Nature’s Sunshine has isolated the enzymes that are most needed by the digestive system. These enzymes break down large quantities of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, augmenting those enzymes already found in fresh food. NSP Food Enzymes also includes a source of hydrochloric acid and bile salts that work synergistically with these enzymes.

INGREDIENTS

Each capsule of Food Enzymes supplies: 162 mg betaine HCl, 40 mg bile salt, 50 mg bromelain, 15 mg lipase, 90 mg mycozyme, 22 mg pancreatin, 45 mg papain and 45 mg pepsin.

RECOMMENDED USE

Take 1 or 2 capsules with a meal three times daily. May also be used between meals.

Caution: Do not chew or dissolve capsules before swallowing because of their potential reaction with the teeth and tissues of the mouth.

Each capsule helps you digest a minimum of 30 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates and 20 g fats.