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Source Naturals, Daily Essential Enzymes 500 mg 120 vegetarian capsules

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    Essential Enzymes is a Bio-Aligned Formula, designed to ensure that you absorb the full nutritional value of your food. Essential Enzymes supports your body's systems for digestion of multiple food groups: carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber. Each capsule contains 500 mg of an all-vegetarian, broad-spectrum blend of digestive enzymes.

    ESSENTIAL ENZYMES is one of Source Naturals’ most popular formulas—customers buy it again and again. Why? ESSENTIAL ENZYMES is uniquely effective because it addresses systems, not just symptoms.

    ESSENTIAL ENZYMES is a Bio-Aligned Formula that goes deep to the root cause of digestive imbalances and assists you in getting more of the nutritional value of the food you eat. It is expertly designed to support your systems for digestion of multiple food groups: carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber.

    A Bio-Aligned Formula
    ESSENTIAL ENZYMES is designed to bring alignment to the multiple, interconnected systems that influence digestion. The formula includes food grade enzymes that function in a range of different pH (acidity) levels found in the digestive tract. As a result, different enzymes are available to break down food molecules in the various stages of digestion.

    Carbohydrate Digestive System
    The first step in digestion occurs in the mouth, where the digestion of carbohydrates is initiated. Amylase, the enzyme contained in saliva, converts starch (a form of carbohydrate) into simpler sugars. This process is completed when the pancreas secretes more amylase into the small intestine. Lactase supports the breakdown of lactose (sugar from milk) that many populations are unable to digest. ESSENTIAL ENZYMES supports carbohydrate digestion with lactase, to break down milk sugar, and amylase and amyloglucosidase to break down starch.

    Protein Digestive System
    In the stomach, food is broken down further by churning and by the action of the gastric juice, which contains pepsin and hydrochloric acid. Pepsin, a protease enzyme that depends on the highly acidic (pH 1.5 to 2.5) environment of the stomach for functioning, begins the process of breaking down protein into peptides and amino acids. The food, at this stage called “chyme,” then continues on to the alkaline (pH 7.0 to 8.0) environment of the small intestine, where the intestinal and pancreatic proteases complete protein digestion. ESSENTIAL ENZYMES supports protein digestion with two forms of protease enzymes, acid-stable protease and vegetal analog of pancreatin.

    Fat Digestive System
    Fat digestion occurs in the initial section of the small intestine. The liver produces bile salts and acids, and stores them in the gall bladder. Bile emulsifies fats, breaking them apart into droplets. In this form they can be attacked by the pancreatic enzyme called lipase that helps break down fat into glycerides and fatty acids. Bile and pancreatic fluid together neutralize stomach acid, which is essential because the intestinal enzymes function only at a pH of 7 to 8. ESSENTIAL ENZYMES supports fat digestion with the enzyme lipase.

    Fiber Digestive System
    Fiber—found in foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables—provides bulk to enable the large intestine to work effectively. It also helps regulate the nutrient absorption in the small intestine. The breakdown of certain fibers may add further benefit. Cellulase and hemicellulase break down plant cell walls in fibrous foods, thereby making available nutrients within these cells. ESSENTIAL ENZYMES supports fiber digestion with the enzymes cellulase and hemicellulase.

    Supplement Facts
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
      Amount Per Serving % DV

    Vegetal Analog of Pancreatin 286 mg 28,625 FCC
    Acid-Stable Protease 12 mg 785 FCC
    Lipase 125 mg 375 FCC
    alpha-Amylase 52 mg 630 FCC
    Amyloglucosidase 12 mg 2 FCC
    Cellulase 5 mg 100 FCC
    Hemicellulase 3 mg 325 FCC
    Lactase 5 mg 40 FCC

    *Daily Value not established.
    FCC (Food Chemical Codex) units measure enzyme activity.

    Other Ingredients: cellulose (capsule), magnesium stearate, and colloidal silicon dioxide.

    Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.

    Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
    SKU SN-1302
    Name Source Naturals, Daily Essential Enzymes 500 mg 120 vegetarian capsules
    UPC 021078013020
    MPN SN1302
    Brand Source Naturals
    Form Vegetable Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.2600
    Serving Size 1


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