USAGE GUIDELINES: Take 1 or 2 capsules with each main meal or as advised by a health professional. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Do not take if peptic ulcers are present. Food supplements should not be use as a substitute for a varied & balanced diet. Consult your doctor before taking any food supplement or changing your diet.
DIGESTIVEaid provides a broad spectrum range of plant derived digestive enzymes with carminative, antispasmodic & ‘gut soothing’ herbs. Digestive enzymes are required to break down the foods eaten in order to make the nutrients available for absorption and utilisation. Over time, poor digestion leads to ‘nutrients malnutrition’ and the beginning ailments.
DIGESTIVEaid is beneficial for
Bad body odour
Indigestion / reflux
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome
Betaine HCL: Betaine hydrochloride is an acidic form of betaine, a vitamin-like substance found in grains and other foods. It is used to provide hydrochloric acid as an aid to digestion. Production seems to decline with age. A deficiency of gastric acid secretion increases the likelihood of certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. Too little hydrochloric acid impairs digestion of foods (especially protein) and the ultimate absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients found in the food.
Bromelain: Proteolytic protein and high fat meals digestion enzyme derived from the stem of the pineapple plant. Used as a digestive aid, meat tenderiser, anti-inflammatory, smooth muscle relaxant, digestant and anti-oedema.
It is thought to inhibit the production of prostagladings associated with inflammation and pain while promoting the formation of prostagladins with anti-inflammatory actions. Also assists in reducing mucous congestion.
Ideally taken with turmeric for digestive problems. It also
appears to aid the absorption of curcumin, the active component in turmeric.
Turmeric (with curcumin): is an aromatic,
stomachic, anti-oxidant, carminative and bile stimulant.
It was used as a food preservative before refrigeration. Supports the body with anti-inflammatory actions, liver function & bile flow.
Research shows that when enough
is taken alone (2 to 3 grams per day), it reduces loose motions and flatulence within a few days. Therefore, in combination with all the above ingredients, it's actions are enhanced.
Papain: A protein-digesting enzyme found in paw-paw (papaya) fruit.
Protease: enzyme that helps with the digestion of protein.
Amylase: An enzyme that helps to digest carbohydrates.
Lipase: this is a Fat Digestion enzyme. People with Pancreatic Insufficiency require Lipase.
Apple Cider Vinegar: natural detoxifier, antiseptic, anti- catarrhal, bitter agent, digestive aid and antimicrobial. Helps to digest and sterilise the foods eaten and helps to cleanse the colon.
Caraway: antimicrobial, antispasmodic, * carminative (anti- flatulence and helps to expel excess wind from the stomach & intestines).
Chamomile: a relaxant & calming effect on inflamed areas of the gut.
Fennel Seed: a gentle warming agent for delicate stomachs. Is a carminative, aromatic, antispasmodic, digestive and a gut soother.
Ginger: actions include anti- inflammatory, carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant, vasodilator, circulatory system stimulant & anti-cholesterol.
Peppermint: well known digestive agent, carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic & peripheral vasodilator & enzyme activator. Source of magnesium & potassium. Helps to soothe the gut lining.
Alfalfa: This sprout contains alkaloids, isoflavones, coumarins and sterols, as well as 8 essential enzymes: - amylase (digests starches), coagulase (coagulates milk), invertase (converts sugar into dextrose), emulsin (acts upon sugars), peroxidase (oxidases blood), lipase (fat-splitting enzyme), pectinase (forms a vegetable jelly from pectin) and protase (digests protein).
Do not take if peptic ulcers are present.