Acidophilus is renowned to be of use for the balance of good and bad
bacteria in the bowel. It can be used to return the intestinal flora to
normal, healthy levels (natural flora levels may be affected by fungus
or antibiotics). Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum
form part of the body’s normal micro-flora and encourage a healthy
intestinal environment, promoting proper digestion and immune
function and supporting the body’s natural defences against infection,
inflammation, and disease.
The addition of FOS (fructooligosaccharides - short chain fatty acids),
which act as fuel for the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut
flora, makes this formula especially useful in cases of dysbiosis due to
pathogentic bacteria, fungal overgrowth, or following antibiotic use.
FOS have been shown to help improve calcium and magnesium
absorption, balance gut Ph, improve lipid profiles, and strengthen the
NutriVital Enzyme Complex is a plant-based, broad spectrum digestive
enzyme formula, suitable for vegetarians and well tolerated by sensitive
Absorption and utilisation of nutrients from our food relies on the
proper breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Many people
benefit from digestive support to enhance this breakdown, particularly
during times of illness and recovery; or simply as we age, when the body’s
pool of enzymes naturally declines. Taking digestive enzymes can help
reduce the burden on the digestive system, conserving energy during
fatigue, or convalescence.
NutriVital Enzyme Complex is high in amylase, making it especially
helpful for high carbohydrate diets. It also contains lactase, specifically
to help break down the lactose from milk, and cellulase, which helps
to metabolise the indigestible cell wall of plants that may inhibit the
absorption of nutrients.
This formula has been designed to offer specific support to the integrity
of the mucosal membrane of the gut. When the intestinal barrier is
poor, commonly due to inflammation, stress, medications, or fungal
overgrowth, undigested particles pass through into the circulation, often
resulting in immune conditions and inflammation.
Cells of the intestine use glutamine as their main fuel for growth.
Glutamine therefore promotes cellular regeneration and repair of the gut
lining, including gastric ulcers.
N-Acetyl glucosamine supports the formation of the connective tissues
lining the intestinal tract, the synthesis of gut mucosa, and the growth of
Gamma oryzanol acts as a potent antioxidant.
It reduces inflammation and helps to regulate the
stimulation of gastric secretion.
Phosphatidylcholine (sometimes referred to as
lecithin) is a key building block of membrane bilayers.
NutriVital Mastic Beads are made from a natural resin from the Pistacia
Lentiscus tree found in the isle of Chios in Greece. NutriVital Mastic
Beads are imported directly from Chios, and are kept in a natural state
with no additives.
They can either be chewed or ground and swallowed and has been
effectively used for centuries to sooth and maintain the health of the
mouth and digestive tract, where ulcers can occur.
A 1998 University of Nottingham study, published in the New England
Journal of Medicine, found that mastic gum can heal peptic ulcers by
killing Helicobacter pylori, which causes peptic ulcers, gastritis, and
duodenitis. Mastic gum is free from side effects.
Dr Mercola's Digestive Enzymes may help ease your symptoms if you suffer from occasional abdominal bloating, stomach discomfort, passing gas, or irregular bowel movements.
Digestive enzymes process food as it passes though the intestines, breaking down the food particles into smaller pieces for digestion. Digestion is important as it is responsible for the absorption of nutrients from food - however if your stomach and intestines are not working efficiently then you will not be absorbing all the important nutrients you need to keep your immune system and body functioning at optimum levels.
Dr Mercola's Digestive Enzymes is a high potency, full spectrum enzyme complex which aids in the digestion of all food groups - carbohydrate, protein and fat.
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