Supergest provides an even better spectrum of vegetarian enzymes to help maintain the digestive system and may aid the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, milk and cellulose.
Vegetarian vs. Animal Derived Enzymes
Many of the digestive enzyme products on the market today contain enzymes derived from animal sources, such as the pancreatic tissue of pigs. However, vegetarian enzymes, have several advantages when compared to animal enzymes. Vegetarian enzymes can be concentrated more than animal enzymes, so more activity can be included in each dosage unit. This means vegetarian enzymes require significantly fewer capsules or tablets per dose than animal enzymes to provide equivalent digestive action.
Vegetarian enzymes can also help the body support a healthy digestive process. The most commonly used animal enzymes are most active in the alkaline environment of the small intestine (pH 7.2 to 9.0) after the body has already produced enzymes to complete digestion.
Vegetarian enzymes, on the other hand, are active over a broad pH range (pH 2.0 to 11.0), so they are able to begin digesting food immediately after it enters the stomach. In addition, vegetarian enzymes continue to assist in digestion through most of the digestive tract.
Vegetarian enzymes also provide a broader spectrum of digestive enzymes that act on all of the main food components (protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber), whereas animal enzymes focus predominately on the digestion of proteins.