The importance of digestion and absorption
A balanced digestive system is vital to support health and to ensure that we obtain the required nutrients from our food. To achieve proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, our gut must work efficiently to break down our food into small particles that are easily absorbed by the body to be used for energy and other bodily functions.
Digestive enzymes are used in the digestive system to help with this breakdown of food and there are three main categories of enzymes – proteolytic enzymes (including proteases and bromelain) needed to digest protein, lipases needed to digest fat, and amylases needed to digest carbohydrates. Lactase is used specifically to break down lactose (the sugar in milk) and cellulase breaks down cellulose found in plant foods.
Some enzymes are available from plant foods and others are produced in the body. Limited vegetable intake, ageing and some digestive conditions can lead to reduced enzyme production and difficulty digesting foods (indigestion).
Multi-strain high-strength live bacteria with digestive enzymes
ProVen Probiotics Probiotic with Digestive Enzymes contains the Lab4 group of friendly bacteria along with full spectrum digestive enzymes – alpha-amylase, bromelain, cellulase, lactase, lipase, bacterial protease and fungal protease.
Digestive enzymes work when food is in the stomach and small intestine and Probiotic with Digestive Enzymes should be taken alongside meals.
High-strength friendly bacteria plus digestive enzymes for adults
Comprehensive support for digestion
2 capsules per day – one with lunch and one with dinner