Digestive Enzymes Supplement -
Uses and Types of Enzymes

Digestive enzymes supplement the diet and help the body with almost every function on a cellular level. The benefits of digestive enzymes include weight loss, better digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and more!

Essential oils are some of the best digestive enzymes as they increase the assimilation of other nutrients on a cellular level and detox the body by removing waste from the cells; and you can also get all the other benefits of essential oils as well.

To learn more about digestive enzyme benefits, click here. To learn what is an enzyme and the types of enzymes, use this link.

What are the Uses of Digestive Enzymes?

When our diet is supplemented with enzymes our body can:

  • Assimilate the maximum nutritional value from the food by breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins efficiently.

  • Reduce the amount of digestive enzymes that needs to be produced by the body which frees the body to expend energy on producing more metabolic enzymes. Metabolic enzymes are critical for detoxification and daily metabolic functions. See more in this section.

What Enzymes Digest Protein?

These enzymes digest protein (proteolytic) and are called protease:

  • Protease 6
  • Protease 4.5
  • Protease 3
  • Peptidase

The number refers to the pH.

What Enzymes Digest Fat? What is Lipase?

Enzymes that digest fat are called lipases.

  • Lipase

What Enzymes Digest Carbohydrates, Sugar and Starch?

These enzymes digest carbohydrates, sugar and starch (amylases):

  • Alpha-galactosidase
  • Sucrase
  • Maltase
  • Invertase
  • Lactase
  • Cellulase
  • Amylase
  • Glucomylase
  • Hemicellulase
  • Phytasemalt
  • Diastase

Amylase is not present in the human body at birth. It is only obtained through mother's milk therefore; children who do not receive this enzyme are prone to allergies.

What is Pancreatin Enzyme?

Pancreatin contains pancreatin amylase, lipase, trypsin and protease that are produced by pancreas; and are usually bovine (cow) source. If it contains more lipase, than it is usually termed pancrelipase and is from a porcine (pig) source.

What Enzymes are Naturally Found in Plants?

These enzymes are found in raw plant food and start the digestive process.

  • Papain
  • Bromelain

The benefits of bromelain include reduction of inflammation, pain and even blood clots.

What Digestive Enzymes Supplement contains Essential Oils?

These supplements contain essential oils. A short description is below.

  • Allerzyme® - This vegetarian enzyme contains sugar and starch splitting enzymes primarily with some fat and protein digesting enzymes as well. It supports the digestive system. Contains eight essential oils including tarragon, fennel and lemongrass.

  • Detoxzyme® combines enzymes that aid in digestion, cleansing and detoxification of the body. Incorporate the benefits of bromelain, amylase and lipase in your diet to help with the digestion of starches, sugars, proteins and fats. This enzyme supports the digestive system! Contains three essential oils including fennel, cumin and anise.

  • Essentialzymes® Pancreatin Enzyme Supplement combines enzymes that aid in digestion, elimination of waste from the cells and support healthy pancreas function. Contains pancrelipase, pancreatin, bromelain, lipase, trypsin and betain HCL; as well as six essential oils including cumin, peppermint, anise, tarragon, clove and fennel.

  • Essentialzymes-4® - This Digestive Enzymes supplement comes in a convenient pack for daily use. This dual time-release technology releases the animal- and plant-based enzymes at separate times within the digestive tract, allowing for optimal nutrient absorption.

The white capsule is designed to reach the lower gut and contains five essential oils including anise, ginger tarragon, fennel and rosemary.

The yellow capsule contains five essential oils including anise, ginger, lemongrass, tarragon and fennel; and bee pollen.

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