Caffeine, alcohol, illness, pregnancy and stress all take their toll on our enzyme reserves. In addition, our bodies produce fewer enzymes as we age, Modern diets donâ€™t contain as many enzyme â€“containing raw foods as they once did; modern food processing techniques and cooking destroy nearly 1000% of these naturally occurring enzymes. All this puts a burden on the digestive system, leading ti incomplete digestion, which can lead to poor nutrient absorption. Sustaining our enzyme levels helps to ensure an efficient digestive system, allowing nutrients to be readily absorbed.
Digestive Enzymes Info
No matter what we eat, all our foods are made from proteins, fats, carbohydrates and a few other complex molecules. Each require different enzymes to break them down into amino acids, fatty acids, glucose and other basic building blocks. Protease digests proteins, lipase digests fats, amylase digests starch, etc.
Digestive Enzymes come from two main sources -
- Internal: the digestive system secretes a few digestive enzymes in the mouth and stomach, but most are secreted by the pancreas and small intestine.
- External: foods that are raw, sprouted or soaked or supplements of digestive enzymes from plant or animal sources.
A complete blend of ten active plant-based enzymes, assisting the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, sugars and fibre, aiding a healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. Udo's Digestive Enzymes support a hectic lifestyle and modern diets that are lacking in enzyme-containing raw foods.