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What It Does:
- Helps break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats, dairy products and difficult-to-digest foods such as legumes, cruciferous vegetables and cereal grains
- Enhances nutrient absorption and bio availability
- Improves overall digestive system and function
- Helps relieve indigestion, gas and bloating
Benefits of This Product:
Taking ProCellax DG1 will aid your body’s digestion and increase nutrient absorption.*
This supplement supports the digestive system by providing all-natural enzymes needed to break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into essential nutrients.
ProCellax DG1 contains a powerful combination of protease enzymes, which are effective in a wide PH range in the digestive tract and help hydrolyze protein into smaller peptides and amino acids.
CELLULASE: enzyme that breaks down cellulose, a complex polysaccharide in plant material
BROMELAIN: proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme known for its digestive properties
SERRAPEPTASE (Peptizyme SP Brand) a protein and fibrin-digesting, anti-inflammatory enzyme*
PAPAIN: enzyme used for centuries as an effective digestive aid*
ALPHA-GALACTOSIDASE: enzyme that breaks down complex carbohydrates common in legumesThe ingredients in ProCellax DG1 are all from non-genetically modified and non-animal sources. ProCellax DG1 is completely suitable for vegetarians and vegans. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Comparison of ProCellax® Enzymes’ Digestive Enzyme Blends
|ProCellax® DG1||ProCellax® DG2|
When choosing a digestive enzyme supplement, it is important to know the specific benefits of the product and how they meet your needs. Each of ProCellax® Enzymes’ digestive enzyme blends is specially designed to suit a variety of digestion concerns and issues.
ProCellax® DG1 is an all-encompassing digestive enzyme blend. Simply put – it has a little bit of everything. By including a variety of enzymes capable of digesting all food types, ProCellax® DG1 is very versatile and can be taken with any meal to aid in the digestive process.
ProCellax® DG2 is specially formulated to assist with the digestion of gluten-rich foods. Products are typically characterized by their gluten contents (for example, bread and pasta are also carbohydrate heavy). To address this, additional carbohydrate-digesting enzymes are included in Gluten Relief to complement the powerful DPP-IV activity.
Insufficient amounts of digestive enzymes can cause or worsen abnormal digestive conditions, such as maldigestion, food allergies and sensitivities, intestinal fermentation, putrefaction, and intestinal hyperpermeability (or “leaky gut”).
Primary symptoms associated with weakened digestion include:
- Prolonged feeling of fullness
- Abdominal cramps
- Difficulty gaining weight
- Constipation (often related to roughage and fiber)
- Undigested food in the stool
The use of digestive enzyme supplements to assist in the proper breakdown and assimilation of nutrients from food has been extensively studied and reviewed. Specifically, research using microbial-sourced enzymes supports their use to aid in healthy digestion.
In a study investigating lactose maldigestion resulting from a lactase insufficiency, lactase derived from Aspergillus oryzae was added directly to milk that was given to preschool children. Subjects showed an improvement of lactose digestion, which researchers directly linked to the additional enzymes.
Supplementation of microbial lipase has been studied in a number of applications and shown to be beneficial.2,3 Lipase supplementation can reduce fecal fat content and total stool volume, and was found to be more effective at lower concentrations when compared to animal-sourced lipase.
Protein digestion is an important consideration when assessing effectiveness of reducing allergy and leaky gut symptoms. Enzymes taken orally at meals may improve the digestion of dietary protein and, as a result, decrease the amount of antigenic protein particles leaking into circulation. Additionally, protease enzymes from Aspergillus oryzae appear to be absorbed intact following oral administration. It has been propsed that once in the bloodstream they may further breakdown and previously absorbed antigenic dietary proteins they encounter, potentially decreasing an allergic response.
ProCellax® DG1 is a complete and optimal digestive formula containing the following ingredients:
|Enzymes||How It Works|
|Amylase||Breaks down carbohydrates, more specifically starch, into smaller dextrins and sugars; produced naturally by humans, microorganisms and plants|
|Proteases||Hydrolyze protein such as casein, steak, gelatin, soy, fish and other plant and animal proteins into smaller chains of polypeptides (small proteins) and amino acids for easier uptake throughout the body|
|Lipase||Breaks down fats into essential fatty acids needed for healthy tissues and cells*|
|Lactase||Breaks down milk sugars (lactose)|
|Hemicellulase||Breaks down carbohydrates, including fiber and other plant polysaccharides|
|Cellulase||Breaks down carbohydrates, like fiber and other plant polysaccharides|
|Maltase||Breaks down starch into the sugar maltose|
|Invertase||Breaks down sucrose into the simple sugars glucose and fructose|
|Bromelain||A collective name for the proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes found in the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus); known for its digestive properties. A good substitute for animal-based, digestive enzymes pepsin and trypsin due to its activity across a wide pH range|
|Serrapeptase(Peptizyme SP® Brand)||Enzyme used by silkworms to dissolve their silken cocoons; A systemic enzyme which has been isolated, studied and used extensively for more than 50 years for its excellent fibrinolytic (fibrin-digesting), proteolytic (protein-digesting) and anti-inflammatory properties*|
|Papain||Obtained from the latex of the fruit of the Papaya tree, papain has been used for centuries as an effective digestive aid*|
|Alpha-Galactosidase||Breaks down complex carbohydrates commonly contained in legumes such as raffinose and stachyose|
|Amla||Also known as Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis); a natural, efficacious antioxidant, and one of the richest sources of absorbable vitamin C|
|Papaya Powder||From green papaya fruit; a natural source of papain and chymopapain, two enzymes well-known for their digestive and proteolytic (protein-digesting) properties|
1. Whitney EN, et al. Understanding Nutrition 5th ed., St. Pail, MN: West Publishing Co., 1990; 144.
2. Schneider MU, et al. Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy: comparative effects of conventional and enteric-coated microspheric pancreatin and acid-stable fungal enzyme preparations on steatorrhea in chronic pancreatitis. Hepato-gastroenterol. 1985; 32: 97-102.
3. Griffin SM, et al. Acid resistant lipase as a replacement therapy in chronic pancreatic exocrine insufficiency: a study in dogs. Gut 1989; 30: 1012-15.
4. Walker WA, et al. Antigen absorption from the small intestine and gastrointestinal disease. Ped Clinics N Amer. 1975; 22(4): 731-46.
5. Jackson PG, et al. Intestinal permeability in patients with eczema and food allergy. Lancet 1981; June 13: 1285-86.
What is digestive enzyme therapy?
Digestive enzyme therapy is the use of plant or animal-based dietary supplements to aid in digestion and promote balanced metabolism.* All of our products are of plant origin, meaning they are 100% vegetarian/vegan. Although the body is equipped with enzymes that perform digestive actions, certain conditions can affect their production and effectiveness. States of disease and aging are both factors affecting enzyme production and action.
How long should I take ProCellax® DG1 before feeling results?
ProCellax® DG1 should be taken 5-10 minutes prior to eating. The typical, recommended dose is 1 to 2 capsules per meal. There are several variables that may affect the required dosage, for example:
- Content of meal
- Size of meal
- Severity of intolerance
- Nutritional status
Depending on these variables, along with one’s individual response to digestive enzyme therapy, the dose can be as high as 4-5 capsules per meal. It is advisable to experiment with dosage, considering there is no upper limit or adverse effects in exceeding your supplement needs.
What if I miss a dose?
Since digestive enzymes aid in digestion of food that is otherwise difficult to tolerate, finding yourself without them may be tricky. If you want to avoid the symptoms that can accompany indigestion, then the best advice would be to avoid the offending foods altogether. Unlike systemic enzymes, the effects of digestive enzymes can be seen quickly. Adjusting food content and finding an appropriate dosage is an important balance to achieve.
Why is it important to take ProCellax® DG1 with food?
Since ProCellax® DG1 aids in overall digestion, it is contraindicated to use the enzyme without eating. Although it is not harmful to take ProCellax® Digestive enzymes on an empty stomach, it is simply a waste of money. If you take digestive enzymes too soon before a meal, you risk the enzyme becoming inactive. The food and enzyme must be in the stomach together for proper results.
Are there any side effects involved with ProCellax® DG1?
Side effects with ProCellax® Digestive enzymes are rare, but not impossible. Mild cramping may occur, as the intestinal lining begins to cleanse. Other rare, but reported side effects include minor gastrointestinal disturbances, like bloating or gas. Starting off at a low dose can minimize any possible side effects. Side effects should clear with regular use, after a tolerance is established.
Can I take ProCellax® Digestive enzymes with other systemic or digestive enzymes?
Although digestive and systemic enzymes are not contraindicated in terms of ingredients, they should not be taken at the same time. The purpose of digestive enzymes is to aid in digestion of specific foods, so taking them with food is an obvious recommendation. Because systemic enzymes require an empty stomach for maximum absorption, they must be taken separately from digestive enzymes. There are no adverse interactions between systemic and digestive enzymes, but they serve different purposes, and thus should be taken as directed for best results.
Can I open the capsule and pour it onto my food instead of swallowing the capsule?
If you find that you have trouble swallowing the capsules, pouring its contents onto food is definitely an option. You may also open the capsule into a glass of water, being sure to drink the entire glass. If you choose to take the enzymes this way, it is best to consume the entire content as soon as possible to ensure you are receiving the full benefits within your body (rather than on your plate).