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Ecogest Digestive Enzyme Formula contains food concentrates that are a natural source of digestive enzymes – a major contributory factor to maintaining normal good health is through efficient digestion of food.
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Ecogest Digestive Enzyme Formula contains food concentrates that are a natural source of digestive enzymes – a major contributory factor to maintaining normal good health is through efficient digestion of food. Foods have to be broken down into smaller particles liberating nutritional components such as vitamins, minerals and proteins, to make them readily bio-available prior to them being absorbed from the digestive tract. Pineapple is a fruit that provides a natural source of Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme that helps digest or break down proteins in food. Papaya is another fruit which contains the naturally occurring enzyme Papain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down food. The Pineapple and Papaya concentrates in Ecogest provide a standardized level of proteolytic activity.
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria are lactic acid forming ‘friendly’ bacteria that secrete enzymes which help break down starches and fibre in food. Both acidophilus and bifidobacteria are commonly used in the production of yogurts and fermented foods to make them more digestible. Ecogest contains two separate strains of L. acidophilus and two separate strains of bifidobacteria. Lactic bacteria also help convert milk sugar (lactose) into simple sugars which are more readily tolerated by sensitive individuals who may be lactose intolerant. Lactic bacteria help maintain the overall health and efficiency of the digestive tract, contributing to the maintenance of bowel regularity. Gamma oryzanol is a natural extract found in the germ of brown rice that may help maintain the integrity of the lining of both the stomach and intestine.