It is estimated that more than 100 million people in America are affected by some form of digestive disease. That's more than half of the U.S. population!
For some people, digestive disorders are a source of irritation and discomfort that may cause them to drastically limit their life styles and miss work frequently. For others, these disorders may be extremely crippling, and even fatal.
- Enzymes and Minerals regulate every Biochemical and Metabolic process in our bodies. Individuals who are enzyme deficient are subject to unnecessary disease and degeneration.
- The latest scientific research shows that almost all degenerative diseases stem from a lack of complete digestion and improper elimination of what we ingest into our bodies.
- Making sure your food is fully digested or properly digested is the key to the human body functioning properly. It is impossible for the body to function properly if we are not digesting our food properly.
- Undigested foods can cause major problems in the bloodstream, in the intestines and colon. Completely digested foods are the answer or solution to many problems.
- If your body can't break food down properly, because of a lack of enzymes, particles of undigested food can sit in your stomach and then enter directly into your blood.
- Whatever you don't digest often becomes a poison. Awful!
- Your body sends out antibodies to get rid of this material. The particles of undigested food often land in soft tissues and cause inflammation, which can lead to bacteria build-up and disease.
LifeSource’s Super Enzyme formula, based on its high potency and complete profile, has quickly become a favorite among our customers. Scientifically engineered with an extensive blend of essential enzymes, papain, pancreatin, bromelain and more, this is a highly effective product that can greatly assist in the digestion of foods. As a result of illness, smoking, poor diet, age and a weakened gastrointestinal system, our body’s natural production of enzymes is prone to decline. Enzymatic deficiency can commonly lead to gas, indigestion, heartburn, bloating and non-absorption of vital nutrients.
The gastrointestinal tract is a long muscular tube that functions as the food processor for the human body. The digestive system includes the following organs: the mouth and salivary glands, the stomach, the small and large intestines, the colon, the liver and pancreas, and the gall bladder.
The Digestive Process:
One of the main reasons some people don't digest food well is because of the processed food in their diets. Processing and cooking destroys nearly all of the enzymes naturally present in food. Digestive enzymes break down food into basic components so that the body can absorb the nutrients required to build cells, tissues, and organs
LifeSource’s Super Enzymes play a vital role in today's diet, which has been scientifically and clinically proven to possess very few enzymes. Our proprietary plant-based formula contains a wide range of enzymes with high activity levels for optimum digestion: Amylase to break down starch; cellulase and pectin to assist in the breakdown of fiber; lipase to break down fat; and protease, bromelain, and papain to break down protein.
The GIT (gastrointestinal tract) breaks down foods by first using mechanical means such as chewing, and then by the application of a host of complex chemical processes. These chemical processes include everything from saliva to colon microbes. Since the GIT is the point of entry for the human body, everything eaten has an impact on the body. The food eaten and passed through the GIT contains nutrients as well as toxins. Toxins can be anything from food additives and pesticides to specific foods that induce a reactive response by the GIT.
The process of digestion is accomplished via the surface of the gastrointestinal tract using secretions from accessory glands. The two glands providing the majority of digestive chemicals utilized by the gastrointestinal tract are the liver and the pancreas. The function of the liver is to control the food supply for the rest of the body by further processing of the food molecules absorbed through the intestines. This is done by dispensing those food molecules in a controlled manner, and by filtering out toxins that may have passed through the gastrointestinal tract wall.
Another very important function of the gastrointestinal tract is as a sensory organ. By rejecting foods through objectionable taste, vomiting, and diarrhea or any combination of these symptoms, the sensing capacity of the GIT can protect the body. The surface of the GIT has a complex system of nerves and other cells of the immune system. The surface of the GIT, or mucosa, is part of a complex sensing system called the MALT (Mucosa Associated Lymphatic Tissue). The immune sensors in MALT trigger responses such as nausea, vomiting, pain, and swelling. Vomiting and diarrheas are abrupt defensive responses to MALT-sensing foods with a strong allergic or toxic component. This kind of food intolerance is responsible for many digestive problems. The gastrointestinal tract is "hard-wired" to the brain via hormonal, neurotransmitter-mediator chemical communication.
In all but a few cases, a food allergy is the primary cause of gastrointestinal tract problems. Chronic diseases have their origin in food allergies. The dysfunction, discomfort, and disease associated with GIT are the result of local immune responses to food selections or combinations of foods. Food selections are a result of personal tastes, social fads, ethnic culture, religion, and, to a larger degree, local and/or seasonal availability. The food selections made in modern affluent society are based on a developed taste for a rich diet centered on meats and dairy products that are loaded with fats, high concentrations of proteins, and fat-soluble toxins. Advertising and misinformation about "healthy" diets have overshadowed human nutritional needs in modern affluent diets.
Dietary Shifts and Digestive Disorders:
Human evolutionary history clearly shows that we are primarily herbivores. Human saliva contains alpha-amylase, an enzyme specifically designed to break down complex carbohydrates into sugar compounds. Our teeth are designed to cut vegetable matter and to grind grains. The so-called canine teeth of humans bear no resemblance to the canines of even a domestic house cat. The human digestive system is long and the food is processed slowly to extract all the nutrients from plant material. Conversely, carnivores have short digestive tracts that digest flesh very quickly. The digestive systems of carnivores are able to eliminate the large amount of cholesterol consumed in their diets. Carnivores do not have alpha-amylase present in their saliva.
The effect of the shift in our diets during the last hundred years has resulted in 44% of Americans and Canadians being afflicted with heartburn; peptic ulcer disease appears in 5% of the population, and non-ulcer dyspepsia plagues between 20 and 40% of Americans. Over-the-counter medications for these ailments are a multibillion-dollar industry. In nearly every hour of television advertising there is at least one spot selling an antacid or similar product.
Functions of Enzymes
Enzymes are essential to the body’s absorption and full use of food. The primary digestive enzymes are proteases (to digest protein), amylases (to digest carbohydrate), and lipases (to digest fat). These enzymes function as a biological catalyst to help break down food. Raw foods also provide enzymes that naturally break down food for proper absorption. The capacity of the living organism to make enzymes diminishes with age, often resulting in a variety of chronic disorders.
In addition to the age-related depletion of digestive enzymes, the use of antibiotics to fight disease causes the reduction or elimination of beneficial bacteria that normally reside in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These friendly intestinal bacteria also aid the digestive process, reducing the need for enzymes and keeping harmful bacteria that can generate toxins from proliferating.
LifeSource's Super Enzymes contains a broad array of digestive enzymes designed to assist your body in the digestion of many different types of food. A few people who use our Super Enzymes experience a reaction to the protein digesting enzymes in this formula (Pancreatin, Bromelain & Papain). Most of the time this occurs because the person had an irritated stomach lining prior to using Super Enzymes, and these particular enzymes may exacerbate this existing condition. Discontinue use of the product if you experience any sort of stomach irritation after beginning supplementation. This product does not contain any salicylates.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
Servings per Container: 90
Amount per Serving:
|Betaine HCI (from beets and molasses) |
|Pancreatin 4X |
20,000 USP Units
20,000 USP Units
3,400 USP Units
|Ox Bile Extract (45% Cholic Acid) |
|Bromelain 2,400 GDU/g (from pineapple) |
|Papain 2M USP units/g Powder (from papaya) |
|Pepsin NF 1:10m Units/g Powder |
|Papaya fruit Powder |
|Pineapple Juice Powder |
|Cellulase 1M FCC/g Powder |
|* Daily Value Not Established|
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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