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Digestive enzymes – Houston Enzymes

Gastro-resistant enzymes that support the small intestine

Why we sometimes need extra digestive enzymes

Eating or drinking (too many) irritating substances is often the cause of digestive complaints: alcohol, coffee, sharp herbs or tobacco. But eating too quickly, too much, too hot, too fatty, or at very irregular times can also lead to complaints. Lifestyle (stress or tension, going to bed too late, being extremely tired) also affects digestion. In addition, hormonal changes can also cause digestive complaints. But the biggest problem at the moment is that many enzyme systems do not function properly. The use of enzymes quickly has a positive influence on intestinal functioning and general health.

Many people who suffer from gluten, lactose or casein intolerance also benefit greatly from the use of extra enzymes.

Lipase (is needed to break down fats).
Amylase (is needed to break down carbohydrates).
Trypsine en chymotrypsine (are needed to break down proteins).
Aminopeptidasen (are needed to break down proteins).
Lactase (is necessary for the breakdown of lactose)
DPP IV en Proteases (is necessary for the breakdown of gluten)

OFTEN WRONG ADVICE WITH antacid inhibitors

The stomach as a cause of complaints

As soon as the stomach does not produce optimal stomach acid and the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes, the food stagnates and starts to ‘rot’ at the beginning of the intestine. This causes heartburn, sometimes resulting in a so-called ‘reflux’. The acidified stomach contents rise into the esophagus. An incorrect diagnosis of this problem translates into incorrect advice with antacids. The incorrect thinking is the result of the description that people give to their complaint: namely as ‘heartburn’. This heartburn is not the result of excess stomach acid, but of the slowdown in stomach function, which causes the food to ‘sour’ and push up (reflux) due to the long stay in the stomach.

Due to a changed acidity (pH), the pancreatic enzymes cannot do their work optimally. This again causes digestive disorders because the fat, carbohydrate and protein splitting enzymes of the pancreas do half their digestive homework. Because your stomach does not produce enough acid, your pancreas is not stimulated enough to make the environment alkaline with its sodium bicarbonate production.


Break the vicious circle

Biocoherence has a simple self-test to test stomach acid function.

The use of enzyme preparations can be a (temporary) solution. This allows you to see whether this improves your complaints and makes it possible to ‘diagnose’ that there is a digestive problem. Your intestines are also briefly relieved of undigested food and therefore of toxic fermentation and putrefaction metabolites. The liver, in turn, does not have to work as hard to detoxify the putrefaction and fermentation metabolites.

People with long-term and persistent digestive problems may benefit from the use of specific digestive enzymes. This is a very effective method, especially when people have a lactose or gluten sensitivity. The most stable and effective enzymes are those of plant and microbial origin. These digestive enzymes do not degrade during gastric transit and retain their effectiveness. They are also active over a much wider pH range (2-8), meaning that the enzymes are active over a longer period in the gastrointestinal tract.

For greater biological activity, enzymes from different sources are preferably combined. Such a complex can be enriched with a number of other specialized enzymes, such as lactase, maltase, alpha-galactosidase, hemicellulase, invertase and phytase.

Use only the best enzymes

Biocoherence is a distributor of Houston Enzymes supplements. This supplier offers the best range of enzymes that are tailored to specific complaints. The products provide support in the breakdown of:

Dietary proteins
Casein in dairy
Polyphenols from vegetables and fruit
Fats in food and supplements

We have a wide range of supplements that suit your practice. Ask us about the purchasing options that suit you and your practice.