Enzymedica Bean Assist Gas & Bloating Relief - 30 Capsules
Enzymedica Bean Assist Gas & Bloating Relief offer the plant-based enzyme, alpha-galactosidase. This enzyme provides targeted digestive support for proper breakdown of gas-inducing foods in order to naturally reduce the occurrence of digestive discomfort. Beans and other-fiber rich foods bring a wealth of health benefits, however, the occasional discomforts of gas, bloating, and indigestion often associated with these foods may cause many to shy away. Enzymedica Bean Assist comes in a convenient single capsule dose. These easy to swallow, kosher capsules contain no fillers or binders, unlike many tableted products available on the market.
- Targeted digestion of gas-inducing foods.
- Naturally reduces occasional gas and bloating.
- All-natural plant enzyme.
- This product contains no: egg, dairy, preservatives, salt, sucrose, soy, wheat, yeast, nuts, corn, gluten, casein, potato, rice, artificial colors or flavors.
The Musical Food
Complex carbohydrates (fiber-rich foods), are considered staples in most vegetarian and whole food diets. Dietary fiber offers a number of health benefits, which include supporting cardiovascular and digestive systems, promoting regularity and providing food for the healthy bacteria that reside in our gastrointestinal tract. Fiber-rich foods are known to be gas-producing because the body does not produce the enzymes necessary to break these foods down into easily digestible carbohydrates. The fiber in grains, seeds, legumes, fruits and vegetables contains a variety of resistant starches, glycogen and related polysaccharides.
For this fiber, the body relies on food preparation, chewing, supplements and a healthy population of microflora in the gut to properly assimilate. When these foods remain undigested, the carbohydrates ferment, which generates gas and other uncomfortable symptoms. The enzyme alpha-galactosidae is specific for digesting carbohydrates found in beans, grains, and vegetables known to cause occasional symptoms of gas and bloating. Research studies have demonstrated alpha-galactosidae to be effective for reducing discomforts associated with consumption of these foods.
Enzymedica Questions & Answers
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are biologically active proteins found in all living cells. Metabolic enzymes catalyze and regulate every biochemical reaction that occurs within the human body, making them essential for cellular function and overall health. Digestive enzymes turn the food we eat into energy which may be utilized by the body for various biological processes. Our bodies naturally produce both digestive and metabolic enzymes, as they are needed.
Enzymes are protein chemicals, which carry a vital energy factor needed for every chemical action, and reaction that occurs in our body. There are approximately 1300 different enzymes found in the human cell. These enzymes can combine with coenzymes to form nearly 100,000 various chemicals that enable us to see, hear, feel, move, digest food, and think. Every organ, every tissue, and all the 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reactions of metabolic enzymes and their energy factor. Nutrition cannot be explained without describing the part that enzymes play.
How are enzymes utilized in the body?
Metabolic Enzymes are an essential component for optimal cellular function and health. These descriptions are not without merit. They speed up the chemical reactions within the cells for detoxification and energy production. They enable us to see, hear, feel, move and think. Every organ, every tissue and all 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reaction of metabolic enzymes and their energy factor. Without these metabolic enzymes, cellular life would cease to exist.
Digestive Enzymes are secreted along the digestive tract to break food down into nutrients and waste. Most of the digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas. The liver, gallbladder, small intestine, stomach and colon also play pivotal roles in the production of these enzymes. Digestive enzymes allow the nutrients found in the foods we consume to be absorbed into the blood stream and the waste to be discarded. Some human digestive enzymes include lipase, protease, amylase, ptyalin, pepsin and trypsin.
Food Enzymes are introduced to the body through the raw foods we eat and through consumption of supplemental enzyme products. Raw foods naturally contain enzymes, providing a source of digestive enzymes when ingested. However, raw food manifests only enough enzymes to digest that particular food. The cooking and processing of food destroys all of its enzymes. Since most of the foods we eat are cooked or processed in some way and because the raw foods we do eat contain only enough enzymes to process that particular food, our bodies must produce the majority of the digestive enzymes we require, unless we use supplemental enzymes to aid in the digestive process. A variety of supplemental enzymes are available through different sources. It is important to understand the differences between the enzyme types and make sure you are using an enzyme product most beneficial for your particular needs.
What enzymes should I take for proper digestion?
Protease breaks down protein, amylase breaks down carbohydrate and starch, and lipase breaks down fat. These three enzymes break down the majority of the common food groups. Other enzymes include lactase (breaks down lactose-dairy), maltase & sucrase (break down food sugars), and cellulase (break down cellulose).
What side effects should I expect from the use of supplemental enzymes?
Enzymes typically have positive effects such as increased energy and relief from digestive complaints. Few negative effects are reported. A very small percentage of people have reported upset stomach and soft stool (more frequent and softer bowel movements) when first beginning to take a high-potency digestive enzyme supplement. As with any adverse effect, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
How quickly will I feel results with the use of enzyme supplements?
Some individuals insist that the effects of digestive enzymes can be felt more quickly than other nutritional products. The typical experience allows for the consumer to make an educated decision on the continuing use of a particular product within just a few days to a few weeks because of the speed of results with enzymes.
Why is enzymes supplementation important?
Most people will choose cooked foods over raw foods. Gas ripened and irradiated foods have no enzyme activity because of this processing. Our body makes our metabolic enzymes from the complete amino acid food we ingest. Complete amino acids are only found in animal products. It takes a combination of many plant products to make a complete amino source, and these sources are usually processed or heated, destroying the enzymes. We usually cook our animal products, robbing them of their enzymes. As we age, our bodies ability to produce enzymes decreases. Nuts that are raw contain an enzyme inhibitor (as do most beans). Grains and flour are processed, robbing them of their enzymes. Enzyme supplements provided support for more complete digestion and nutrient absorption.
What about supplements such as CoQ10, Blue Green Algae, Green Barley, Vitamins and Minerals?
CoQ10 is a coenzyme and was first isolated from a cow's heart. A coenzyme is an organic molecule, usually containing phosphorus and some vitamins. A coenzyme and an apo-enzyme must unite in order to function. Vitamins and minerals are considered coenzymes. A coenzyme is dependent on another energy and an enzyme to work. Blue Green Algae and chlorophyll products are wonderful foods that contain minerals, vitamins, and enzymes because they are a plant food. However, they do not have the digestive action of supplemental plant enzymes and at best, their enzymes will only deliver the nutrients they contain. Hydrochloric acid, or HCL, is a normal constituent of gastric juice in human beings. Although administered to aid digestion, it is not an enzyme nor does it act as an enzyme.
Is it possible to take too many enzymes?
Supplemental enzymes perform very specific activities (amylase breaks down carbohydrates, lipase breaks down fats, protease breaks down protein). Unlike certain vitamins, minerals and herbs, there is no upper limit (or threshold) to the amount of supplemental enzymes that can be consumed. The reason for this is that the body has an estimated 100 trillion cells. Any one of those cells could be using thousands of different enzymes every second. This allows for huge quantities to be used by the body without overdosing.
Are these products safe for everyone?
Enzymedica has formulated products specifically for children ages 3 and up, and adults. Because of unique herbal blends, products like Acid Soothe may not be appropriate for the special nutritional considerations of new and expecting mothers. Until more research is completed, they recommend that pregnant or lactating mothers consult with their physician prior to using Acid Soothe, Acid Soothe Chewables, pH Basic, Natto K, Repair Gold, SerraGold, ViraStop, and ViraStop 2X.
Why are plant-based enzymes considered "The Ideal" enzyme source?
Approximately 80% of the enzyme supplements sold in health food stores today are plant-based. The other 20% is made up of glandular/animal-based (such as pancreatin, trypsin and chymotrypsin), and plant (bromelain and papain). It is important to understand that the assays used to measure activities of each of these ingredients are different. Do not try to compare the active units (the measurement used to determine how much protein, fat or carbohydrates an enzyme can break down in a matter of minutes) of a plant or glandular enzyme with a plant based enzyme. Specific assays are designed to test for different sources of enzymes.
Are Enzymedica's products organic (or certified organic)?
Enzymedica takes great pride in producing safe and effective high quality supplemental enzyme products. Their enzymes come from organic sources that have not come into contact with any pesticides or preservatives however, they are not considered “certified organic.”
Enzymedica produces cutting edge enzyme formulas that provide targeted support for digestive issues, food intolerances, cardiovascular issues, proper immune function and healthy inflammatory process. Established in 1998, Enzymedica leads the enzyme category by offering products that contain the highest therapeutic activities available. They are ranked the #1 selling enzyme company by third party reports and offer the best-selling digestive enzymes blend. Enzymedica is dedicated to using only the highest quality plant and plant-based enzymes in their products.
Quality Assurance Standards & Certificates
Enzymedica, the leading manufacturer of plant-based enzymes supplements is renowned for their superior formulation and insistence on quality. Enzymedica has defined purity by ensuring that all raw materials used in production are from the highest quality and purest sources available. Enzymedica has spared no expense to ensure that their formulas never contain Fillers or excipients, nor utilize flow agents in their production. This guarantees the purest products with immediate bioavailability, as well as products that inspire confidence in their safety and efficacy.