Digestive enzymes aid in the absorption of nutrients and assist in the breaking down of the food you eat. This process allows the nutrition you have consumed to be used as energy, to support the building of new muscle and nerve cells, as well as protecting your blood from toxins.
Inadequate enzyme production can lead to digestive discomfort, gas, bloating, low energy and allergy-like reactions to food. The three main categories of digestive enzymes are amylase, protease and lipase. Enzymes called amylases break down starches into sugar molecules; proteases break down proteins into amino acids; and lipases break down fat into its component parts.
Our enzyme blend was designed specifically to support the digestion and enzymatic breakdown of proteins along with the other nutritional compounds found in MEND Regenerate.
Our enzyme blend includes:
Papain – A proteolytic enzyme occurring in the unripe fruit of the papaya tree, known medically as Carica papaya, that catalyzes the breakdown of proteins by hydrolysis and in medicine is utilized as an aid to protein digestion.
Bromelain – A mixture of enzymes found in pineapples (Ananas comosus) that digest protein (proteolytic), Bromelain may help reduce pain, swelling and bruising while accelerating healing from surgery and injuries. Its protein-digesting effects break up and disperse the products of inflammation, many of which are protein molecules. Researchers concluded that enzyme therapy reduced pain and accelerated healing.
Lipase – An essential enzyme for the digestion of fat, lipase is responsible for breaking down (hydrolyzing) fats into smaller components that can readily be absorbed through the intestines. Research has shown that when accompanied by other enzymes, lipase reduced overall symptoms of indigestion (including the sensation of being overly full, flatulence and bloating) while boosting the absorption of vitamins and minerals following consumption of a nutrient dense snack or meal.
- Helps to process and digest protein
- Proper digestion of protein supports rebuilding of muscle and tissue
- Allows body to properly digest fat
- Supports nerve cells and nervous system
- Reduction of digestive complications