Enzymedica Digest Spectrum - 30 Capsules
Food intolerances are common. Even individuals who maintain a healthy diet experience difficulty with digestion from time to time. Foods containing gluten, casein, dairy lactose and phenols are frequent triggers for both adults and children. Enzymedica Digest Spectrum offers complete support for individuals with multiple food intolerances. A single dose of Enzymedica Digest Spectrum provides multiple strains of specialized enzymes for gluten, phenol, lactose and casein digestion.
Food sensitivities (or intolerances) consist of an adverse reaction, sometimes delayed, to a food or compound found in food which is often the result of an enzyme deficiency. Enzyme deficiencies not only prevent the complete digestion of specific compounds commonly found in food groups, but also results in the symptoms associated with food intolerance. Lacking the required enzymes for digestion also contributes to an inability to properly digest the nutrients in these food groups. The symptoms of food intolerance usually affect the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and the skin. Symptoms most commonly observed with food intolerance consist of nausea, constipation, gas, diarrhea, skin rash or hives, mucus production, congestion and cough.
Enzymes Provide Support
Our body uses enzymes to enhance digestion and turn the food we eat into energy. Produced throughout the digestive tract and available from raw foods and supplements, these enzymes include: amylase for carbohydrates, lipase for fats, protease for proteins, and cellulase for fiber. Like tiny shears, enzymes help break down the foods we eat leaving particles small enough to provide nutrition to the cells after they enter the bloodstream. In addition to aiding digestion, some enzymes provide additional support to the body by eliminating harmful toxins and by-products.
Food Intolerance: A Common Sign of Impaired Digestion
Poor food choices, constipation and various health challenges can lead to impaired digestion, a widespread cause of food sensitivity. “Undigested food particles in the intestine can irritate and potentially damage the bowel wall,” shares Ellen Cutler, M.D., whose Mill Valley, California practice caters to patients with digestive distress. “Given time, this irritation may reduce our digestive capacity and influence the absorption process.”
Use in Combination with Special Diets
Reducing or eliminating the foods which trigger digestive problems is a key part of managing food sensitivities. While special diets are helpful to those with impaired digestion, dietary modification used in combination with enzyme supplementation provides peace of mind and complete spectrum digestive support.