Not only does the kind of food that you eat have an influence in keeping your weight stables, but so does your ability to properly digest your food. Digestive enzymes that are created in the mouth, the stomach and the small intestine break down the food nutrients into simpler forms so that the body can sue the food for energy, instead of storing it as fat. The younger you are and the healthier you are, the more enzymes you will have, so the goal is to keep as many enzymes as you can, for as long as you can, by eating as healthily as you can. Raw food contains its own enzymes that aid in digestion, however, as soon as you cook food it kills off enzymes and is harder to digest. That is why it is often a good idea to take a digestive enzyme supplement when you are eating a more complex cooked meal with many different food groups, as the additional supplement will take the pressure off your won enzymes and help you digest. In addition, protein and carbs require different enzymes so you might want to try eating them in separate meals. This will also help with stabilizing your weight.
How do the USANA Digestive Enzyme ingredients work?
Raw food does not generally exist in a form that the body can use as nourishment. Food and drink must be broken down in order to be absorbed and carried to cells throughout the body. Digestive enzymes work alongside mastication (chewing), peristalsis (muscle contractions), stomach acid, bile, and other gastrointestinal components to help reduce food to smaller, more absorbable forms.
Each enzyme in the USANA Digestive Enzyme product is capable of breaking down a specific food component.
•Amylase: breaks down starch
•Bromelain: breaks down protein
•Cellulase: breaks down cellulose
•Lactase: breaks down lactose
•Lipase: breaks down fat
•Papain: breaks down protein
•Protease: breaks down protein
What is USANA Digestive Enzyme?
USANA Digestive Enzyme supplies supplemental enzymes, including amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulose, bromelain, and papain. These enzymes support the breakdown of dietary carbohydrates (including sugars and starches), fats, and proteins.
When should I use the USANA Digestive Enzyme product?
For best results, take one (1) to three (3) tablets with a meal.