Vegetarian Enzyme tablets may be a useful nutritional adjunct for vegetarians who wish to supplement their diets with digestive enzymes that do not come from animals.
Brand: Douglas Laboratories
Product Code: vegetarian-enzyme-DGL
Servings per Container: 60
Quantity per Container: 120 Tablets
Vegetarian Enzyme tablets, are dietary supplements of vegetable-source enzymes (suitable for vegetarians) which are specific for starches, proteins, fats, and cellulose, a dietary fiber.
The pancreas supplies the major digestive enzymes that catalyze the breakdown of starches (carbohydrates), proteins, and fats, so that the breakdown products can be absorbed in the upper small intestine. Some carbohydrate digestion takes place in the mouth by salivary amylase, but pancreatic amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme.
Amylases break down starches to maltose and maltotriose, which are further hydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharidases of the mucosal cells, and then absorbed. Although cellulose is indigestible by pancreatic and intestinal enzymes, the microflora within the large intestine may degrade it and produce uncomfortable symptoms in the process. Lipases break down triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine. Vegetarian Enzyme provides catalytically active enzymes specific for fats, carbohydrates and proteins, similar in effectiveness to pancrease-derived digestive enzymes
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 tablets 3 times daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
- Serving Size: 2 Tablets
- Amount Per Serving:
- Vegetarian Enzyme Concentrate 450 mg
- -Amylase 4200 DU
- -Protease 250 SAPU
- -Lipase 2400 LU
- -Cellulase 600 CU
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, coating (hypromellose, glycerin), stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate and silica.
If you are pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, taking any medications, or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Use only if safety seal is intact.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.