What is DigestMAX?
Advanced Naturals produces a number of different enzyme formulas. Each formula is designed to meet your unique digestive needs. DigestMAX is a plant based digestive enzyme formula designed for digestive problems which do not occur everyday or only occur with a specific type of food or quantity of food (see chart below).
Vegetable capsules (hypromellose, water), Maltodextrin (potato source)Contains no nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, egg, dairy, soy, crustaceans, fish, artificial colour or preservatives, binders or fillers.Allergen Warning: This product contains N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, which is sourced from shellfish. Advanced Naturals does not use genetically modified ingredients. All ingredients are NON-GMO / GMO-FREE.
DigestMAX – Each capsule contains:
Alpha-Amylase (Aspergillus flavus var. Oryzae – Whole)…90mg / 9000 FCC DU
Protease(Fungal Protease, Aspergillus flavus var.Oryzae)..40mg/20,000 FCC HUT
Lipase (Triacylglycerol lipase, Aspergillus niger, – Whole)…11.2mg / 36 FCC LU
Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei – Whole)…2mg / 250 FCC CU
Invertase (Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Whole)…0.5mg / 50 FCC SU
Lactase(Aspergillus flavus var.Oryzae – Whole)…2.5mg/250 FCC ALU
Malt Diastase (Hordeum vulgare – Seed)…12.5mg / 125 FCC DP
Pectinase (Aspergillus niger – Whole)…4mg / 60 Endo-PG
Phytase (Aspergillus niger – Whole) …1mg / 2 FCC FTU
Stem Bromelain (Ananas comosus var. comosus – Stem)..4mg / 360,000 FCC PU
Ginger Root, Rhizome (Zingiber officinale)…25mg
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis)…25mg
Papaya Fruit (Carica papaya)…25mg
Gamma-Oryzanol (Oryza sativa – rice bran oil)…10mg
Lipase can be measured in different ways. The most accurate is FCC LU. 1 FCC LU = 10 FCC FIP = 25 LU
How is it delivered?
DigestMAX contains powdered enzymes, herbs, and amino acids in vegetable capsules.
What does it do?
When DigestMAX is taken with a meal, it works to break down food products into their smallest usable components (nutrients). This allows the body to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your meal. When food is effectively broken down, the overall function of the digestive system is improved, including a reduction in the amount of gas produced. DigestMAX also contains ingredients that are essential to repair and soothe the digestive system.
How does it work?
DigestMAX contains digestive enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts for chemical reactions within the body. Without them, food is not broken down properly. Many people do not produce enough enzymes, therefore they are unable to absorb all of the nutrients from the food they are eating. This leads to symptoms such as gas, heartburn, constipation, and is the first step toward more chronic disease.
DigestMAX contains enzymes which address every type of food group including; proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dairy, plant and vegetable material (cellulose), and sugars. This combination of enzymes functions under the whole range of gastric pH's from 2-14.
DigestMAX also includes the enzymes Cellulase and Phytase. Phytase works to break down harmful phytates, which can cause malabsorption. Phytates are found in seeds, grains, and beans. Phytates have been shown in clinical studies to block the absorption of many minerals, especially calcium. This can be problematic for vegetarians, as these foods are staples in their diet. Cellulase, which the human body is unable to produce, breaks down plant fibres that cause bloating and gas in many people.
If undigested foods reach the large intestine, it becomes food for the “bad” bacteria in your intestinal tract. These “bad” bacteria will putrefy the undigested food, releasing volatile fatty acids and gasses. These gases cause bloating and often foul smelling gas after meals. If you provide your body with enough enzymes to break down all of your food, then the “bad” bacteria will have nothing to eat, and bloating and gas diminish.
Further, these volatile fatty acids and gasses also damage the intestinal tract lining. This lining is responsible for letting good nutrients in, and toxic materials out. If damaged, there is a free flow of materials from your intestinal tract into the bloodstream. This is a major cause of allergies, food sensitivities, and autointoxification.
Enzymes alone are not always enough to ensure proper digestion. Most people also need to help repair this damage done to the intestinal lining. Therefore, it is important to rebuild the digestive tract lining with nutrients such as L-Glutamine and N-Acetyl Glucosamine. These 2 nutrients, along with soothing herbs, can help to ensure a healthier digestive tract.
Adults: Take 1 capsule with each meal, to a maximum of 3 capsules a day. Take with first bite of food / meal.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes, gastrointestinal lesions / ulcers, or are taking anticoagulants / blood thinners, or anti-inflammatories. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. Headaches, heartburn, bloating and hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use before or after recent surgery. Do not exceed recommended dose. Keep out of reach of children.
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