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Digestive Vegetarian is a blend of enzymes naturally present within the stomach and the small intestine, aimed at facilitating digestion. It contains a mix of proteases for the hydrolysis of proteins; amylase for the degradation of starches; lipase for the digestion of fats; cellulase for the digestion of plant fibres; as well as a variety of enzymes designed to assist with digestion of specific sugars, such as lactose and maltose, and other plant fibres such as pectin. Improper digestion of these food components can lead to bloating, discomfort, diarrhea, and digestive upset. Taking enzymes between meals may also assist in degrading cellular debris associated with inflammation, and promote wound healing, scar formation, and recovery from injury.
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily with a meal or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Duration of use: For occasional use only.
Cautions and warnings:
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes or galactosemia; if you are taking anti-inflammatory or other enzyme products; if you have allergy to latex or fruits (such as avocado, banana, chestnut, fig, kiwi, mango, melon, passion fruit, peach, pineapple, and tomato); if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers; if you are taking anticoagulant agents; if you are having surgery; or if you are taking antibiotics. Discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not use after recent surgery.
Known adverse reactions: Headaches, heartburn, bloating, hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy), nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. May cause bloating, cramping, and constipation.
Note: Not to be taken on an empty stomach, as it may irritate ulcers.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Protease I (protease) (all proteins)||41,437 FCC HUT|
|Protease II (protease) (all proteins)||7380 FCC HUT|
|Protease III (protease) (all proteins)||57 FCC SAP|
|alpha-Galactosidase (beans and legumes)||19 FCC GaIU|
|Amylase (all carbohydrates)||11,812 FCC DU|
|Bromelain (stem bromelain) from Ananas comosus (proteins) (20 mg)||720,000 FCC PU|
|Cellulase (all fibres)||1260 FCC CU|
|Glucoamylase (starch)||50 FCC AGU|
|Hemicellulase (plant fibres)||33.3 FCC HCU|
|Invertase (sugar)||80 FCC INVU|
|Lactase (milk sugar)||544 FCC ALU|
|Lipase (all fats and oils)||3000 FCC LU|
|Maltase (all grains)||130 FCC DP|
|Papain (Carica papaya fruit) (all proteins)||300,000 FCC PU|
|Pectinase (pectins)||60 endo-PGU|
|Phytase (phosphorus)||2.5 FCC FTU|
|Dipeptidyl aminopeptidase (gluten)||2050 FCC HUT|
|Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
Activity of Specific Enzymes in Digestive Vegetarian
(peptidase or proteolytic enzyme)
|Hydrolysis of peptide bonds that link amino acids to form polypeptide chains. Assist in digestion of protein. Taken away from meals, proteolytic enzymes “digest” cellular debris such as fibrin and scars, and may contribute to speedier wound or injury healing.|
|Papain||Mixture of the proteolytic enzymes papain, chymopapain A, chymopapain B, and peptidase A isolated from the papaya. Papain has been shown to reduce symptoms of cystic fibrosis, pancreatic disease, bloating and chronic indigestion, pain, and inflammation.|
|Amylase||Responsible for breakdown of starch to smaller fragments. Undigested starches, through lack of amylase, are fermented in the colon by bacteria (such as Bacteroides and Clostridia).|
|Required for the hydrolysis of lactose to galactose and glucose. If taken directly prior to dairy ingestion, lactase reduces symptoms of lactose intolerance.|
|Lipase||Required for the digestion of fat or triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids.|
|Cellulase||Breaks down plant fibre by digesting cellulose, part of the plant cell wall. Cellulase cannot be synthesized by the human body.|
|alpha-Galactosidase||Breaks down nondigestible fibres, such as raffinose found in foods such as beans and soy.|
|Maltase||Responsible for breakdown of the sugar (disaccharide) maltose into two glucose molecules.|
|Peptidase SP (serrapeptase or serratiopeptidase)||Peptizyme SP is a natural anti-inflammatory that has been shown to help for postsurgical swelling; carpal tunnel syndrome; thrombophlebitis; and ear, nose, and throat disorders.|
|Responsible for breakdown of the sugar (disaccharide) sucrose into two monosaccharides, glucose and fructose.|
|Pectinase||Responsible for the digestion of soluble plant fibres such as pectin.|
|Glucoamylase||Assists in breakdown of complex starches into glucose.|
|Hemicellulase||A mixture of enzymes that hydrolyze hemicellulose, a heterogeneous group of polysaccharides connected to the cellulose fibres in plant cell walls.|
|Phytase||Primarily aids with mineral absorption. This enzyme breaks down phytate, a compound found in whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds that may inhibit the absorption of various dietary minerals such as iron, zinc, manganese, and calcium.|
|Bromelain||Proteolytic enzymes from pineapple (Ananas comosus) are useful in relieving inflammation associated with infection and physical injuries.|