The process of digestion takes place in the gastrointestinal tract, which consists of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach and intestines.
The mouth breaks down food in a mechanical motion, adding saliva to facilitate swallowing. It is in the stomach that the serious digestive process begins. The enzyme pepsin and hydrochloric acid are secreted to help break down and digest proteins. The small intestine works to further break down proteins as well as fats and starches with the help of the enzymes trypsin, amylase and lipase. This activity turns proteins into amino acids, starch to maltose and fats to fatty acids and glycerol. Lastly, the liver and gall bladder release bile salts which assists in fat digestion.
Directions for use
Adults take one or two tablets a day (with food) or as professionally prescribed.
Indications for Use
Enzyme Complex can be used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion such as bloating, nausea, fullness after meals, flatulence, pain and discomfort. Long term consequences of poor digestion may lead to allergies, constipation, oedema, weight gain, lethargy and lowered immunity.