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PROBIOTICS ENZYMES PLUS TOTAL DIGESTION FORMULA

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

What is probiotic enzymes?

Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body. Probiotics are made up of good bacteria that helps keep your body healthy and working well. There are numerous families of probiotic microorganisms in our gut, but four in particular are predominant and important for our health. They’re represented by the following groups of related organisms: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Streptococcus, and Saccharomyces, a probiotic yeast. These are the microorganisms you’ll most often find in probiotic supplements, because they have the most supporting research. There are also specialized strains of certain species that offer specific benefits for our health and well-being. Probiotics helps you in many ways, including supporting general gut needs and specific health needs such as immunity and digestion.


What is prebiotic?

Prebiotics are a source of food for your gut’s healthy bacteria. They are the carbohydrates your body cannot digest. So they go to your lower digestive tract, where they act as food to help the healthy bacteria grow. Prebiotics include fibre-rich foods like whole grains, beans and legumes, fruits and vegetables. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are a form of water-soluble carbohydrate. Composed of short fructose chains, they cannot be digested by the human body. FOS occurs naturally in some plants, including asparagus, onion, leeks, bananas, garlic and Jerusalem artichoke.


What is digestive enzyme?

Enzymes are proteins that serve as a catalyst for various chemical reactions within the body. Your body (specifically your gastrointestinal system) naturally produces digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats from the foods you eat while also aiding digestion and nutrient absorption.



Product name: PROBIOTICS ENZYMES PLUS TOTAL DIGESTION FORMULA

Active ingredients:

Each capsule contains

Amylase 750 DU, Cellulase 2.4 thousand CU, Fructooligosaccharides 50 mg, Lactobacillus plantarum 13 billion CFU, Lipase 152 LipU, Protease 3.8 Thousand HUT, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Boulardii) 2 billion CFU, Tilactase 1.5 thousand ALU.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule up to 3 times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

ARTG listing No.: 371021


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Probiotics Enzymes plus Total Digestion Formula is a broad combination blend of digestive enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics for a healthy gut and vibrant health. It is specifically designed to:

  • Aid the digestion of fat, carbohydrate, protein and raw food

  • Encourage absorption of nutrients

  • Boost enzyme production

  • Support immune health

  • Bring balance back to the gut

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Lactobacillus plantarum, a clinically trialled probiotic strain specifically formulated to help relieve and manage symptoms of medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  2. Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that survives stomach acid and colonizes the intestinal tract. It promotes the health of the intestinal tract, helps to encourage a healthy gut flora balance, and supports a balanced inflammatory response. Saccharomyces boulardii has also been shown to support proper gastrointestinal function during a disruption to the normal balance of gut flora.

  3. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) is a group of naturally occurring carbohydrates that can help promote the growth of beneficial flora in the gastrointestinal tract. The body normally maintains a balance of "friendly" flora in the intestines; unfortunately factors such as improper diet, stress, gastrointestinal problems, and use of antibiotics may disrupt this delicate balance. FOS are long chain sugars that are indigestible by humans, but serve as "food" for friendly flora helping to increase their numbers in the body.

  4. Amylase is the enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates such as starch and glycogen, a storage form of glucose.

  5. Cellulase is the enzyme that helps free the nutrients found in both fruits and vegetables by breaking down cellulose, a plant fiber.

  6. Lipase is the main enzyme responsible for breaking down fats. Lipases hydrolyse triglycerides (fats) into their component fatty acid and glycerol molecules.

  7. Protease is the enzymes whose catalytic function is to hydrolyse (breakdown) peptide bonds of proteins.

  8. Lactase is the enzyme that is necessary for the proper utilization and digestion of lactose, the predominant sugar found in milk and other dairy products.


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