Digestive Enzymes Ultra contains a mixture of vegetarian enzymes to support optimal nutrient digestion.
Proteases included in this formula are active across a wide pH range. They facilitate the normal breakdown of proteins and di- and tri-peptides. Lipase promotes lipid breakdown, while amylase and glucoamylase stimulate polysaccharide breakdown of starch and glycogen. Invertase and lactase support digestion of carbohydrate disaccharides, including the dairy sugar lactose. This formula also offers cellulase, hemicellulase, beta-glucanase and phytase.
These enzymes break down cell wall components and phytic acid, promoting nutrient bioavailability of fibre-containing foods. Additionally, alphagalactosidase promotes the breakdown of certain complex carbohydrates, such as raffinose and stachyose, found in some legumes, vegetables and grains before they can be metabolized by gas-producing bacteria in the colon.