Essential Digestive Plus is a professional strength enzyme which may aid digestion.
Enzymes are produced by the body to help completely break down food for proper absorption. To digest food properly, especially cooked food, the body first releases ptyalin in the mouth as you chew your food. The stomach then secretes hydrochloric acid and pepsin to continue breaking down the food. The food travels to the small intestine, where it will spend several hours being digested. Upon entering the small intestine, the pancreas releases three main digestive enzymes: protease to digest protein; lipase to digest fat; and amylase to digest carbohydrates.
Essential Digestive Plus contains Fruta-Fit® Inulin. These naturally occurring polysaccharides and prebiotics are known to support the formation and function of a well balanced gut flora. They do this by selectively stimulating the growth of Bifidobacterium to aid digestion and absorption of essential minerals and the synthesis of vital vitamins.