What is Digestive Enzyme?
Enzymes are catalysts found in nature that greatly speed up chemical processes and reactions and in doing so make life possible. In some cases, reaction speeds are increased by more than a billion times making functions like digesting food, complex brain functions and the repairing of tissues and organs possible.
There are two basic types of enzymes, systemic or metabolic enzymes and digestive enzymes. Metabolic enzymes catalyze or spark the reactions within our cells. The body’s organs, tissues and cells are enabled by metabolic enzymes and without them our bodies would cease to function. Digestive enzymes, both found in raw foods and produced by our bodies, break down food particles so they can be absorbed.
Enzymes that can break down food are present in all foods including animal products, but the heat from cooking and processing kills them (including pasteurization in the case of milk). Where enzymes are not present at the time of food consumption, food is not broken down as completely and a greater strain is put on the digestive system. We are more likely to suffer from indigestions: feeling bloated and heavy, stomach discomfort and embarrassing gas.
As we age, the digestive enzymes produced in our bodies’ decrease, which makes the indigestion problem even worse. Taking a digestive enzyme supplement can help you say goodbye to indigestion and the discomfort associated with these problems.
Why choose Andorra International?
Andorra International’s Enzyme Plus is a comprehensive multi-enzyme formula that supports your digestive system at its best needs. All natural and fast acting, Enzyme Plus contains the most advanced complex of 15 nutrients and enzymes to target the most difficult foods to digest.
Enzyme Plus helps to release the indigestion discomfort related to: after eating specific foods like beans and lentils, green vegetables like broccoli, kale and other leafy greens, onions, garlic and fruits. It also includes proteases for protein (dairy food) digestion, lipase for assisting with the breakdown of fats. Along with calming oils of peppermint, spearmint, and fennel, your digestive tract will be feeling soothed and efficient at the same time.
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