Digestive enzymes are naturally produced in your body to help break down food and drink. Your body makes a variety of digestive enzymes that are located throughout the digestive system. Some digestive enzymes are in the mouth, some enzymes are in the stomach, some are in the intestines and some are in the bowels. Your body is a master at breaking down foods and drinks, extracting the nutrients it needs and then getting rid of the waste product. What Goes Wrong With Digestive Enzymes? Normally, the digestive enzymes in your body work efficiently to process the foods you eat. The glands
Pancreatic Enzymes for Healthy Digestion*
- Plant and animal sourced enzymes to improve and enhance digestion
- Improves nutrient absorption
- Helps reduce inflammation
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Enzymes are as essential to life as food and water, yet they remains one of the most underappreciated factors in the field of clinical nutrition. They are the catalysts that facilitate the breakdown of food into nutrients and other particles that are absorbed by, and excreted from, our bodies. Those who wish to support their digestive system, improve overall gut health and energy, boost immunity and alleviate uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as gas and bloating can benefit from enzyme supplementation.
AOR Zymes contains proteases to digest proteins, alpha amylase to digest starches, lipase to digest fats and alpha galactosidase for hard-to-digest polysaccharides found in legumes and vegetables that can cause gas and bloating. They are porcine pancreatic enzymes, meaning they are derived from pigs. Pancreatic enzymes from a mammalian source tend to be more effective than plant-based enzymes since they are similar to the enzymes naturally present in the human body.
Enzyme supplementation promotes the health of the digestive organs by facilitating digestion itself. It increases the efficiency of the digestive process by alleviating some of the burden from the digestive organs and improving nutrient absorption. Since the body cannot access nutrients in undigested food, the more food particles can be broken down, the more nutrients are made accessible to the body for absorption. In addition, poor breakdown of food particles is thought to contribute to allergies and various digestive diseases.
AOR Zymes is formulated with porcine derived pancreatic enzymes because they are similar to human pancreatic enzymes for healthy digestion.*
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Made without wheat, corn, soy, nuts, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Take 1 capsule immediately before a meal one to four times daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Use the smallest effective dose which controls symptoms. Swallow whole; do not open or chew capsules.
Consult a health care practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, for prolonged use or for use beyond 4 weeks, if you have diabetes, pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency or cystic fibrosis. Do not use if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or pork proteins. If symptoms persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. Consult your physician before use if you have a medical condition, or are taking any medication. Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
† Daily Value not established.
*GalU= alpha-galactosidase units
USP units = measure pancreatic enzyme activity
Other Ingredients: silicon dioxide, maltodextrin, capsule (hypromellose and purified water), and sodium stearyl fumerate.
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