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Procellax DG3

$63.88

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Product Info

What It Does:
  • Supports digestion of Lactose in milk and dairy foods
  • Hydrolyzes hard-to-digest milk proteins
  • Relieves gas, bloating and diarrhea

Benefits of This Product:

Taking ProCellax DG3 helps in digestion of milk proteins and other foods consumed with dairy products. ProCellaxDG3 is a complete formula for digestion of dairy products. Lactase hydrolyzes lactose, thereby relieving the discomfort of lactose intolerance. ProCellax DG3 not only aids in lactose digestion, but also in digestion of milk proteins and other foods consumed with dairy products. Several milk proteins present in dairy foods have the potential to cause indigestion, as well as milk protein allergies. The most common proteins include casein, alpha and beta lactoglobulins, immunoglobulin and albumin. The powerful protease enzymes present in ProCellax DG3 help hydrolyze these proteins, significantly reducing their potential for digestive problems. Dairy products are typically consumed with other foods, which further complicates digestion. For instance, in addition to lactose, milk protein and lipids, a meal may contain non-digestible sugars (oligosaccharides) from grain and legumes, which can result in gas and bloating.

Comparison

ProCellax® DG1

ProCellax® DG2

ProCellax® DG3

Protein Digestion
Proteases

Serrapeptase

DPP-IV

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Bromelain

Papain

Carbohydrate Digestion
Amylase

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Glucoamylase

Lactase

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Maltase

Invertase

Cellulase

HemiSEB®

Alpha-Galactosidase

Fat Digestion
Lipase

When choosing a digestive enzyme supplement, it is important to know the specific benefits of the product and how it meets your needs. Each of ProCellax digestive enzyme blends are 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 typically characterized by their gluten content such as breads and pasta are also carbohydrate heavy as well. To address this, additional carbohydrate-digesting enzymes are included in ProCellax DG2 to compliment the powerful DPP-IV activity. ProCellax DG3 has the same benefits of a general digestive enzyme blend; however its high concentration of lactase provides an added bonus to those who struggle with proper dairy and milk product digestion. By combining extra lactase with enzymes for all aspects of food digestion, ProCellax DG3 acts as a “one-stop shop” for those seeking digestive relief from difficult-to-digest foods.

Research

Research

Lactose Intolerance An important application for digestive enzyme supplementation is management of lactose intolerance. It is estimated that 75% of individuals worldwide experience some decrease of lactase activity, especially during adulthood. The frequency of reduced lactase activity varies greatly, from nearly five percent in northern Europe to over 90 percent in parts of Asia and Africa; in the United States, the prevalence is 6-15 percent.1 Typical symptoms associated with lactose intolerance are diarrhea, bloating, and gas. Lactose intolerance symptoms are relative to the ability to produce lactase and the amount of lactose in the food consumed. Lactose intolerance can be the result of damage to the intestinal lining by inflammatory responses.2 Lactose intolerance may also be due to genetic factors resulting in a decrease or total absence of lactase production. A lactase gene has been identified, including a “wild-type” that is characterized by lactase nonpersistence – a physiological decline in intestinal lactase activity over time that often results in lactose intolerance.3 A study conducted on 48 healthy preschool children examined the efficacy of two different microbe-derived lactase preparations to prevent symptoms of lactose intolerance after consumption of whole cow’s milk or milk already treated with lactase enzyme.4 Each child, after ingestion of 240 mL whole milk containing 12 g lactose, was tested for degree of lactose via a hydrogen breath test. Although 27 of 48 children could not adequately digest whole milk, when given pre-treated milk with lactase, 25 of the 27 lactose-intolerant children showed no signs of maldigestion. The 27 lactose-intolerant children were then given the enzyme preparations with whole milk. Both enzyme treatments significantly reduced hydrogen breath excretion. In an randomized clinical trial, 18 children with lactose intolerance were given oral lactase tablets or placebo immediately after ingesting a lactose solution.5 Breath samples were taken for hydrogen analysis at 30-minute intervals for two hours, and clinical symptoms were monitored. Hydrogen production was significantly greater in the placebo group (maximum hydrogen excretion = 60 ppm) compared to the lactase group (maximum hydrogen excretion = 7 ppm). The increase in hydrogen excretion also correlated with increased physiological symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, and flatulence. The results suggest concurrent ingestion of lactase enzyme tablets with lactose can significantly reduce breath hydrogen excretion and lactase deficiency symptoms. 1. Sahi T. Hypolactasia and lactase persistence. Historical review and the terminology. Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl 1994; 202:1-6. 2. Cichoke AJ. Enzymes and Enzyme Therapy: How to Jump-Start Your Way to Life-Long Good Health. Los Angeles, CA: Keats Publishing; 2000:40. 3. Lomer MC, Parkes GC, Sanderson JD. Review article: lactose intolerance in clinical practice–myths and realities. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2008;27:93-103. 4. Barillas C, Solomons NW. Effective reduction of lactose maldigestion in preschool children by direct addition of beta-galactosidases to milk at mealtime. Pediatrics 1987;79:766-772. 5. Medow MS, Thek KD, Newman LJ, et el. Beta-galactosidase tablets in the treatment of lactose intolerance in pediatrics. Am J Dis Child 1990;144:1261-1264

Ingredients

Enzymes How It Works
Lactase USP Breaks down the milk sugar lactose over a wide range of temperatures and pH.
Amylases Breaks down carbohydrates and starches into smaller sugars that are readily absorbed; produced naturally by humans, microorganisms and plants
Proteases Hydrolyze protein such as casein, alpha and beta lactoglobulins, immunoglobulin, albumin 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
Alpha-Galactosidase Breaks down complex carbohydrates commonly contained in legumes such as raffinose and stachyose
Hemicellulase Breaks down carbohydrates, including fiber and other plant polysaccharides
Beta-Glucanase Hydrolyzes beta-glucans found in cereal grains, improving the digestibility of wheat, rye and barley based foods
Xylanase Breaks down non-starch polysaccharides, particularly fiber from grains, legumes and other plant based foods
Pectinase Hydrolyzes and depolymerizes naturally occurring pectin found in ripe fruits and vegetables
Phytase Cleaves and frees bound minerals like phosphorus from the phytic acid molecule present in many plant based foods
Cellulase Breaks down carbohydrates, like fiber and other plant polysaccharides
 

FAQ

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose is a sugar found specifically in milk and milk products. It is made up of two smaller components – glucose and galactose – that are bound together and must be broken apart by the body in order to be absorbed. The enzyme responsible for the digestion of lactose is called lactase. Many people do not produce adequate amounts of lactase and therefore have difficulty in fully breaking down lactose from their diet. This causes the intact lactose sugar to move into the large intestine where our natural microflora can digest it, releasing gas as the byproduct. Although lactose intolerance is prominent in Asian and African-American populations, both young and old, only a small percentage of the adult population as a whole can fully digest lactose. It is also often accompanied by other food intolerances. Aging is a chief component in the development of lactose intolerance. How long should I take ProCellax® DG3 before feeling results? ProCellax DG3 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 DG3 with food? Since ProCellax DG3 aids in digestion, it is contraindicated to use the enzyme without eating. Although it is not harmful to take ProCellax® DG3 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 DG3? Side effects with ProCellax DG3 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. What does “proprietary blend” mean? Proprietary refers to a patent, or ownership. Applying this concept to our digestive enzyme blend, it means that we alone own the rights to the specific blend of enzymes found in ProCellax DG3, making our product different from similarly marketed digestive enzyme supplements. ProCellax DG3 encompasses an all-inclusive digestive aid product that assists in the digestion of several nutrients, not just dairy. Can I take ProCellax DG3 with other systemic or digestive enzymes? Although digestive and systemic enzymes are not contraindicated in terms of ingredients, they cannot 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).