Digestive Enzymes: Essential Nutritional Supplements
For Promoting Digestive Health, Alleviating Digestive Problems
Theramedix BioSET plant-based digestive enzyme supplements retain effectiveness at all pH levels in the digestive tract due to proprietary Thera-Blend™ manufacturing process.
Digestive enzymes are essential to optimal digestive health, and digestive health is where overall body health starts. Our bodies are supposed to make most of the digestive enzymes we need, and the rest of the enzymes we’re supposed to get from our diet. But things don’t always work out that way.
We may lack certain digestive enzymes, or they may not function properly, due to genetics or illness. Digestive enzymes are also lost in our stool and urine, and we produce fewer as we age. Optimal digestive health also is a victim of the modern diet, high in cooked and processed foods. Cooking and processing deplete raw foods of naturally occurring enzymes that aid in their breakdown and digestion.
Nutritional Supplements: How They Fit In
Nutritional supplements are designed to supply important digestive enzymes that have been linked to better gut health and relief of digestive problems such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)/heartburn, flatulence/gas and bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome.
The professional-strength Theramedix BioSET line of digestive enzyme supplements was developed for use as part of holistic therapy by complementary, integrative and alternative practitioners. We use a proprietary manufacturing process to help maintain digestive enzyme supplement effectiveness across a broader range of pH levels. This way, our digestive enzyme formulations can be maximally effective in all parts of the digestive tract.
To understand how our digestive enzyme supplements may be helpful to you in relieving digestive disorders and supporting digestive and overall health, it helps to review what they do.
Enzymes’ Role in Digestive Health and Overall Well-being
Enzymes occur throughout the body and speed up chemical reactions. Without them, the reactions would take place too slowly to sustain life. Digestive enzymes in the mouth, stomach and intestines break down food into its constituent nutrients that can then be absorbed and used as fuel for all cellular functions throughout the body.
Without the necessary digestive enzymes to catalyze digestion, the gastrointestinal tract can’t supply optimal nutrition or do an effective job of expelling toxins and waste. Food could remain in the gut longer, essentially rotting and allowing for the colonization by harmful food-borne bacteria that haven’t yet been neutralized.
A healthy digestive system serves as a barrier to bacteria. Approximately 70% of our immune cells reside in our gut. Digestive disorders like food intolerances have been linked, at least in part, to a deficiency or lack of specific enzymes.
With so much riding on what goes on in our intestinal tract, instead of saying “You are what you eat,” it might be more accurate to say “You are what you digest.”
How Theramedix BioSET Digestive Enzyme Supplements Are Formulated to Help
Digestive enzymes must work across the range of pH levels for maximum digestive health from the highly acidic stomach (1.0 to 3.0 pH) to the slightly alkaline small intestine (7.0 to 8.5 pH). On the 1-to-14 pH scale, 7.0 is neutral; below that is acidic, above that is basic or alkaline.
Theramedix BioSET’s proprietary Thera-Blend™ manufacturing process combines multiple strains of the major enzyme groups to work across the range of GI pH levels. We also use plant enzymes in our formulations of natural digestive enzymes, which makes them acceptable for vegetarian diets.
Other Theramedix BioSET Nutritional Supplements to Aid Digestion and Overall Health
Some digestive enzymes can do their work without any help. Others need assistance. That’s why Theramedix BioSET also manufactures a line of probiotic supplements (good bacteria that normally inhabit a healthy GI tract), systemic enzymes , and herbal supplements.
Our professional-blend nutritional supplements started as a line for use in holistic therapy practices. Complementary health practitioners from various methods of training—acupuncture, nutrition, nurse practitioners, integrative medical doctors, massage therapists and naturopaths for example have all successfully utilized Theramedix BioSET enzymes, probiotics, and other dietary supplements in their practices to help their clients achieve an optimal level of health.