|MFG # SD403|
UPC # 693749403029
Official Website: http://www.thorne.com
plant-based enzyme formula for digestive support*
digestive support for vegetarians*
supports nutrient digestion and absorption*
benefits individuals with occasional indigestion*
made without lactose, preservatives, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents
Situations such as illness, gall bladder removal, overuse of antacids, and normal aging can contribute to insufficient secretion of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile, and can adversely affect digestive enzyme activity and lead to heartburn, gas, bloating, and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.*
Maldigestion can lead to digestive problems and poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in vitamin deficiencies (particularly fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K). Food allergies can develop when inadequately digested proteins are absorbed through the gut. As large proteins are absorbed intact, the body might recognize them as foreign and create antibodies to them, resulting in an allergic response to the food. An individual who has frequent indigestion should make sure to have adequate enzyme support.*
Maldigestion is an issue that can affect individuals of any dietary preference or persuasion. Although many enzyme formulas come from animal sources, there are alternative sources available with demonstrated benefits as digestive aids.* For individuals wanting a vegetarian-source digestive enzyme formula, Thorne's Plantizyme provides amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase, and lactase from an Aspergillus fungus species.*
Listed below are the general industry methods used to determine enzyme activity:
Amylase – SKB units (Sandstedt, Kneen and Blish), based on the digestion of starch over time.
Protease – HUT units (Hemoglobin Units), based on enzymatic hydrolysis of denatured hemoglobin.
Lipase – LU units (Lipase Units), based on lipolytic activity utilizing olive oil.
Cellulase – GD units (Guar gum or methylcellulose hydrolysis), based on reduced viscosity flow time against hydrolysis.
Lactase – FCC units (Food Chemicals Codex), based on liberation of o-nitrophenol.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.