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What Are Digestive Enzymes?


Digestive enzymes are specialized proteins that break down the food we eat.

This is a very important job because our porous intestinal wall can’t absorb food; it can only absorb miniscule nutrients. And nutrients, as we know, are vital for human health and wellbeing.

This process of breaking down and absorption is called digestion – and it doesn’t just happen in the digestive tract. It begins in the mouth and ends in the colon. Different digestive enzymes are active at every step of the way, breaking food into its constituents - protein, carbohydrate, fats, soluble fibre, starch, milk sugar and complex sugars. Thanks to the work of these enzymes, toxins, ‘bad’ bacteria and debris leave the body as stools while what passes into the blood stream is a watery, life-supporting nutrient soup.

Unfortunately, stress, pregnancy, illness, caffeine and simply aging all deplete our own enzyme reserves. Meanwhile, it’s hard to replenish those reserves through diet alone as enzymes are lost during cooking and modern food processing. Unable to break down food properly, we are deprived of nutrients yet feel more hunger. We may also suffer from indigestion, impaired immune function, food intolerances and inflammation – which may even lead to degenerative disease.

Udo's Choice Digestive Enzyme Blend contains no less than seven active enzyme strains to help maintain digestive health. These enzymes are plant-based and that’s important: they work throughout the entire digestive tract, breaking down more than other common animal-based enzymes on the market.

Udo's Choice Digestive Enzyme Blend helps with the bloating, gas and uncomfortable feelings of lactose intolerance. It helps nutrients reach every cell in the body so we feel strong and energised.