Enzymedica - Gastro - 90 Capsules
Enzymedica Gastro (formerly V-Gest) is formulated with high quality amylase digestive enzymes to aid in the proper digestion of carbohydrates, protein, fats, and dairy products. Enzymedica Gastro is ideal for vegetarians or anyone exhibiting amylase deficiency. The high amount of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase found in V-Gest is imperative in digesting the sugars from legumes and other foods that create gas and bloating. Enzymedica Gastro reduces the gas and bloating often associated with the consumption of raw vegetables, grains and legumes.
Break Down Carbohydrates
Gastro is a great source for amylase which is needed to break down and assimilate carbohydrates which support every cell of the body. Some dieticians and nutritionists recommend that 30% - 50% of our diet be made up of a combination of these essential ‘complex' (vegetables) and ‘simple' (sugars) carbohydrates. These essential nutrients are needed to support protein and fat metabolism, help fight infection, promote the growth of bones and assist in skin rejuvenation.
Gastro contains four different types of enzymes that break down carbohydrates such as starch, glycogen and related polysaccharides. These are found in grains, seeds, legumes, vegetables and other plants. It is very common to experience discomfort when digesting these types of foods. Symptoms range from gas and bloating to indigestion and other imbalances. When added to your meal as a supplement, Gastro can assist the body in breaking down and assimilating these types of foods. Taking Gastro takes stress off the gallbladder, liver and pancreas. Moreover, Gastro has a very high amount of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase that is imperative in digesting the sugars from legumes and other foods that create gas and bloating. The formula is ideal for those who consume a high carbohydrate or vegetarian diet.
Gastro can be taken between meals to support those individuals who suspect that they are amylase deficient. Common symptoms include allergies, fatigue, skin problems, sprue and upset stomach. Amylase has antihistamine qualities that may assist those suffering from seasonal allergies (please see "The Enzyme Deficiency Test" and Allerase.)
About Enzymedica: The Enzyme Experts
Enzymedica is dedicated to providing exceptional enzyme-focused supplements at the most therapeutic levels available in the natural foods industry and beyond. It is their commitment to provide unprecedented education and research that propels individuals on the path to vibrant health.
In the spring of 1998, Enzymedica was born. The role of Enzymedica is to offer the public the most effective enzyme products available. They utilize the expertise of doctors, researchers and clinicians in formulating each of their products. They are proud of what they have to offer the public, namely therapeutic enzyme supplements that have been health professional proven.
Enzymedica's entire focus and purpose is enzymes. They are the experts. Unlike most of their competitors, Enzymedica does not make vitamin supplements or herbal cleanses. All they manufacture are the highest quality, highest potency enzyme products available.
Enzymedica products are Health Professional proven. Enzymedica products contain the highest therapeutic activities available. No other company uses higher active units in a multiple enzyme line. In addition to a digestive enzyme that is on average three times stronger than their competitors, Enzymedica has a therapeutic digestive enzyme blend, a carbohydrate digestion and allergy assistance blend, a blood purifier, and a fat digestion and cardiovascular product.
Enzymedica is proud to be GMP Registered through NSF International. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentation to assure the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess.
NSF International helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, NSF's ongoing public health commitment is to encourage everyone to live safer. The NSF GMP Registration for contract manufacturers and internal manufacturing facilities of dietary supplement companies enables contract manufacturers to become independently registered by NSF as complying with GMP requirements as listed in Section 8 of NSF/ANSI Standard 173-2006. NSF's Dietary Supplement Standard is updated to keep pace with FDA GMP regulations.
Enzymedica uses an exclusive Thera-blend process for its protease, lipase, amylase and cellulase. This means that each of these enzymes actually represents multiple strains. For example, there are actually four proteases in the Thera-blend protease. They are blended for their ability to break down numerous bonds of protein in varying pH levels. Enzymedica does this at a considerable expense. From a label description Enzymedica also sacrifices active units to provide the best blend possible. A single protease, for example, could produce more active units per milligram than a multiple protease. However, the active pH would be narrow and the number of protein bonds it could break would be limited.
Enzymedica products are 100% vegan and vegetarian. Enzymedica uses no fillers in any of its enzyme formulations.
You will no doubt notice how small the capsules are in comparison to similar products. This is a result of using concentrates with no fillers.
Enzymedica continues to research the therapeutic effectiveness of plant based enzymes through doctors and clinicians. Currently, the company is coordinating and funding research that is ongoing. Enzymedica has every batch third party tested. This ensures they always meet label claim.