what is the function of digestive enzymes

What Do Digestive Enzymes Do?

Digestive Enzymes Explained

Digestive enzymes are made and used by our bodies to digest food and help us absorb nutrients. They take larger food particles, and break-them down into nutrients and molecules that our bodies can readily absorb.

Digestive enzymes have become popularized, unfortunately, due to widespread GI illnesses and digestive issues. Over 2,500 years ago, the great Greek Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut.”

Lacking the proper enzymes prevents proper digestion, stopping the body from getting stuff from food and making it vulnerable to a variety of illnesses.

what do digestive enzymes do

Causes for Digestive Enzyme Deficiency

What causes a low level of digestive enzymes? There are many factors. Firstly, the pancreas slows down enzyme making with age.

Secondly, bad lifestyle habits such as alcohol and having a poor diet also lead to pancreatic inflammation causing enzymes to drop.

Whether lack of enzyme production can be fixed is still not for sure according to clinical studies. There are many types of digestive enzymes, but the main groups that break down the three macro nutrients protein, fat, and carbs are:

  • Lipase – created in the mouth, stomach, and pancreas to break down the fats we eat. It turns fats into absorbable fatty acids
  • Amylase – produced by salivary glands and in the pancreas, these enzymes are responsible for breaking down carbs. Critical for breaking down frequently consumed starches into sugars
  • Proteases and peptidases – a group of numerous enzymes that break down proteins into amino acids

Many people have turned to a few categories of digestive enzyme supplements. People who have trouble digesting specific food groups consume special formulas that provide individual groups of enzymes to meet a deficiency.

Some others find that the best digestive enzyme supplements are complete formulas that aid them in the digestion of all foods.

There are even enzyme formulas that promote various bodily functions such as healthy joints and joint mobility, and actually have a small relation to food digestion.

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Here at Zen Supplements, we strive for quality. Our products are aimed at giving you the best benefit from each capsule and losing the fillers that some companies use to cut cost.

We pride ourselves on the fact that EVERYTHING we make is made in the USA. Bringing jobs back to America and giving jobs to people here and making those lives better. 

Everything we make is also GMP certified. Ensuring that our products is produced in a clean and safe area, our labels accurately display the contents of the supplement, and that the ingredients are safe in the quantities they are in.

Zen Supplements – Superzymes

This supplement comes with both animal and plant derived enzymes to provide you with proper digestion of fats, proteins, and carbs. It contains Pepsin, Bromelain, Papain, Ox bile extract, Pancreatin, and Betaine HCL in high concentration to ensure potency and potential benefits.

Features and Benefits:

  • Complete full spectrum digestive enzyme formula
  • Includes ox bile extract for enhanced protein digestion
  • Designed to function in low pH and high acids such as in the stomach
  • Absolutely NO dairy, yeast, wheat, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or preservatives

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Zen Supplements – Digestive Enzymes Ultra Veggie Digest

This is a veggie blend formulated for the digestion of veggies, beans, and all carbs. It contains all three major enzyme groups Lipase, Protease, and Amylase to ensure quality. We also included fruit enzymes Bromelain and Papain for added digestion support. Lastly, this formula is made by National Enzyme Company, the industry leader in enzyme technology.

Features and Benefits:

  • Complete digestive enzyme formula that excludes animal sourced enzymes
  • Proprietary blend made by an industry leader, National Enzyme Company
  • Includes over 10 additional enzymes and ingredients for complete digestion aid
  • Absolutely NO dairy, yeast, wheat, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or preservatives

Zen Supplements – Digestive Enzyme Gluten-Ade

This Zen Supplements blend is a complete gluten digestive formula which includes enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics. It contains three different types of the carb digesting enzyme, Amylase, as well as trademarked FloraFit and FiberAid formulas for optimal digestion and potential benefits.

Features and Benefits:

  • Comprehensive prebiotic, probiotic, and enzyme blend
  • Formulated to be potent throughout broad pH levels in stomach and small intestine
  • Absolutely NO dairy, yeast, wheat, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or preservatives

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    Additional info by WebMD


    Research and studies done by NIH


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