Enzymes Provide Support
Our body uses enzymes to enhance digestion and turn the food we eat into
energy. Produced throughout the digestive tract and available from raw foods and
supplements, these enzymes include: amylase for carbohydrates, lipase for fats,
protease for proteins, and cellulase for fiber. Like tiny shears, enzymes help
break down the foods we eat leaving particles small enough to provide nutrition
to the cells after they enter the bloodstream. In addition to aiding digestion,
some enzymes provide additional support to the body by eliminating harmful
toxins and by-products.
Food Intolerance: A Common Sign of Impaired Digestion
Poor food choices, constipation and various health challenges can lead to
impaired digestion, a widespread cause of food sensitivity. “Undigested food
particles in the intestine can irritate and potentially damage the bowel wall,”
shares Ellen Cutler, M.D., whose Mill Valley, California practice caters to
patients with digestive distress. “Given time, this irritation may reduce our
digestive capacity and influence the absorption process.”
Dr. Cutler has over 20 years of clinical experience treating digestion and
allergy-related conditions, and is the author of the best-selling book,
MicroMiracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes.
“Taking a daily enzyme supplement can create the foundation of a healthy
digestive process,” continues Cutler. “A product containing a full spectrum
blend of all four key enzymes is considered an ideal digestive aid.”
Digest Spectrum™ combines multiple strains of amylase, protease, lipase and
cellulase with specialized enzymes for gluten, phenol, dairy and casein
digestion to provide a complete solution for children and adults dealing with
multiple food sensitivities.
Use in Combination with Special Diets
Reducing or eliminating the foods which trigger digestive problems is a key part
of managing food sensitivities. While special diets are helpful to those with
impaired digestion, dietary modification used in combination with enzyme
supplementation provides peace of mind and complete spectrum digestive support.
Digest Spectrum™ contains no corn, rice, soy, potato, gluten, casein or sugar,
making it an ideal choice for children and adults with multiple dietary
Food sensitivities (or intolerances) consist of an adverse reaction, sometimes
delayed, to a food or compound found in food which is often the result of an
enzyme deficiency. Enzyme deficiencies not only prevent the complete digestion
of specific compounds commonly found in food groups, but also results in the
symptoms associated with food intolerance. Lacking the required enzymes for
digestion also contributes to an inability to properly digest the nutrients in
these food groups.
The symptoms of food intolerance usually affect the gastrointestinal tract,
respiratory tract, and the skin. Symptoms most commonly observed with food
intolerance consist of nausea, constipation, gas, diarrhea, skin rash or hives,
mucus production, congestion and cough.