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Digestive enzymes – Houston Enzymes

Gastro-resistent enzymes that support the small intestine

Why we sometimes need extra digestive enzymes

Eating or drinking (too many) stimulants is often the cause of digestive complaints: alcohol, coffee, sharp herbs or tobacco. But eating too quickly, too much, too hot, too fat, or at very irregular times can also lead to complaints. Lifestyle (stress or tension, going to bed too late, being extremely tired) also influences digestion. In addition, hormonal changes can also cause digestive problems. But the biggest problem right now is that many enzyme systems don’t function properly. The use of digestive enzymes greatly improves the intestinal functioning and general health.

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

Lipase  (necessary to break down fats).
Amylase  (necessary to break down carbohydrates).
Trypsin and chymotrypsin  (necessary to break down proteins).
Aminopeptidases  (necessary to break down proteins).
Lactase (necessary for lactose breakdown)
DPP IV and Proteases (necessary for gluten breakdown)


The stomach as the cause of complaints

As soon as the stomach does not produce optimal stomach acid and the pancreas does not make enough enzymes, the food stagnates and it ‘rots’ at the beginning of the intestine. This causes heartburn, sometimes resulting in a so-called ‘reflux‘. The acidified stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. Misdiagnosis of this problem translates into wrong advice with antacids. The wrong way of 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 slowing down of the stomach function, which causes the food to ‘acidify’ and push upwards (reflux) due to the long stay in the stomach.

Due to an altered acidity (pH), the pancreatic enzymes cannot do their job optimally. This again causes digestive disturbances because the fat, carbohydrate and protein-splitting enzymes of the pancreas do half their digestive homework. Because your stomach does not make 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 the gastric acid function.

The use of enzyme preparations can (temporarily) be a solution. This shows whether this improves your complaints and the ‘diagnosis’ can be made that there is a digestive problem. Your intestines are also briefly relieved of undigested food and thus of toxic fermentation and putrefactive metabolites. In turn, the liver has to work less hard to detoxify the putrefactive and fermentation metabolites.

People with long-standing 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 vegetable and microbial origin. These digestive enzymes do not degrade during gastric passage and maintain their function. They are also active over a much wider pH range (2-8), so that the enzymes are active over a longer range in the gastrointestinal tract.

Preferably, enzymes from different sources are combined for greater biological activity. 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 support the breakdown of:

Food protein
Casein in diary
Polyphenols from vegetables and fruit
Fats in foods and supplements

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