Source Naturals, Daily Essential Enzymes 500 mg 240 capsules

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    Product Description

    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
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 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: gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate, and colloidal silicon dioxide.

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

    Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.

    Additional Information

    SKU SN-0969
    Name Source Naturals, Daily Essential Enzymes 500 mg 240 capsules
    UPC 021078009696
    MPN SN0969
    Brand Source Naturals
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.5000
    Serving Size 1


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    Though I expected the package to be lost (it took 45 days to arrive by DHL) it arrived. This product is amazing. It seems that we lose the enzymes that we were born with, and we don't eat enough of them to replace the amount we lose with bad eating habits, antibiotics, the pill, etc. I have a very healthy food regime:no sugar, no starches, but went on a cruise and you know how difficult it is to do that there, I eat bread and some sugary foods, that usually made my stomach ache. Taking this enzymes, along with a probiotic made a difference: always confortable after meals, no matter what I had eaten; good digestions; my stomach felt relaxed the whole time, regular and confortable visits to the bathroom, etc. This is the best enzymes I have taken, so I don't want to change. Now I began with the probiotics again (Primal Defense, which I strongly recommend) but after adding the enzymes the results are far better: same sensations of stomach well being.

    Published by Sara on 2012-01-13 16:39:46
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    • Excellent product

      Posted by Sara on February 16, 2012
      This enzymes are the best thing you can buy for your stomach. Combined with Primal Defense Probiotics you can feel your stomach relaxed and confortable all the time, even when you eat not really light food.

      I use only one capsule with each meal, and this big bottle lasts me for near 3 months, so it is really value for money. I have found too that they are the most complete mix of enzymes, that allow the digestion of every type of food.

      It seems that with age we loose the enzymes that allow us to digest food better, this replaces it. I even lost some weight when eating sweets and bread...
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    • Best Digestive Enzyme out there

      Posted by fishactres on January 18, 2011
      I have a problem digesting a lot of different foods. I also have a high stomach acid content, so I have to be very careful about the digestive enzymes I take, they can have any Betaine HCl or other hydrochloic acid in them or it tears my stomach apart. Source Naturals fits the bill perfectly. I have been using them for years and wouldn't eat anything without them.
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    • one with every meal

      Posted by Evenyl on August 29, 2013
      I've taken Essential Enzymes for several years. Always ordered it from my health professional until I found it by accident on your web site . I save almost half what I was paying, plus no tax or shipping because I always order enough for free shipping.
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    • Great product

      Posted by Roberto on August 22, 2014
      This Product is great! I started having digestion problems several months ago and just after taken a tablet after meals things were smoothly improved.
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