Who should use Digest Smart Critical Care?
- Customers who are looking for a high potency, targeted-delivery enzyme
formula to take with meals to enhance digestion
- People who have tried other enzymes that haven’t relieved occasional
- Those who consume a higher protein diet and need an enzyme with
a high potency of protease
- Those who have digestive difficulty with problematic foods
Digest Smart Critical Care features targeted-delivery vegetable capsules to shield the enzymes from stomach acid and ensure
delivery to the intestines where 90% of digestion occurs.
Why take Enzymes?
Enzymes help break down and digest food so the body can use it. Poor diet and rapid eating can cause incomplete breakdown of
food. Without the enzymes needed for proper digestion, the body may not be able to digest and absorb the valuable nutrients it
needs. Everyone can benefit from taking digestive enzymes with their meals, as they help maximize the nutrient intake from food.
Why are Plant Enzymes best?
All bodies are different. Some digestive tracts are more acidic, and some are more alkaline. Plant-sourced enzymes are best
because they are effective in both acidic and alkaline systems.
What To Look For When Buying Enzymes
Generally, when shopping for enzymes, you want to compare the variety of enzyme types in an enzyme blend:
- protease and papain for digesting proteins
- amylase for carbohydrates
- lipase for fats
- lactase for dairy
- phytase for phytate, a form of phosporus in plants (fruits and veggies)
- cellulase and xylanase for plant fiber
- invertase for sucrose (table sugar)
- glucoamylase for starches
- alpha galactosidase for beans and legumes
- beta glucanase for plant fiber and certain types of fungi, yeast, and bacteria
- hemicellulase for plant cell walls and sugars
- pectinase for fruits and pectin thickeners in processed foods (as in jams and jallies)
The more variety of enzyme types, the broader the range of substances they can digest. In addition, enzymes act as catalysts for
thousands of functions in the body, so a broader spectrum of enzyme types can aid other functions in the body.
Along with variety, you want to look for the number of activity units for each enzyme type in the blend. An enzyme activity unit
is an indicaton of how much of a substance gets catalyzed or digested per minute. Higher activity units indicate a more effective enzyme.
Finally, you want to look at synergistic blends of enzymes. Certain grouping and amounts of enzymes work better than others. This
is not easily determined since enzyme blends are highly proprietary, but look for any mention of synergistic blends by the
manufacturer and see what results you get with the product compared to others you may have used.