Digestive Enzymes: When Eating Well Isn't Enough
As you age, reduced digestion can become a greater issue, causing discomforts such
as bloating, gas and indigestion. Unfortunately, eating well doesn't always solve
the problem. Just because you are eating well doesn't mean that your body is getting
the nutrients it needs to thrive.
In order to benefit from eating well, your body has to properly digest and absorb
the nutrients from your food. The human body produces digestive enzymes that break
down the food you eat into nutrients. Nutrients are then absorbed into your body
through the small intestine.
When you are lacking enzymes, your body doesn't digest properly, and as a result,
your body does not absorb the nutrients it needs.
A lack of digestive enzymes can lead to digestive and other general health problems.
People who are lacking digestive enzymes may suffer with:
At one time or another most adults have suffered with one or many of these ailments.
Due to the number of processed foods
in the Standard American Diet,
it's unlikely that the average person produces enough digestive enzymes. Enzymes
are found in raw fruits and vegetables, when we cook or process food we are destroying
the enzymes, and the food we eat becomes enzyme deficient.
As we get older, our bodies naturally start to produce fewer digestive enzymes.
By the age thirty five, the production of enzymes in the stomach, pancreas and
small intestines is in decline.
Enzymes and Digestion
Digestive enzymes play a major role in breaking down food into nutrients that can
be absorbed by your body.
Digestion begins in your saliva, breaking down the carbohydrates and fats in your
food. And the action of chewing starts the production of digestive enzymes in your
Once the food has entered the stomach, the stomach enzymes work to further break
it down. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are broken down in preparation for absorption.
The food is then moved into your small intestine where most of the absorption process
takes place. The lining of the intestines produce more enzymes to break down fats,
carbohydrates and proteins. In addition, your liver produces bile to help with the
absorption of fats.
The result of this entire process is that food is reduced to sugars, fatty acids,
and amino acids - the fuel for your body.
"Oprah recommends them...enzymes saved my life!"
For forty-five years, Donna struggled with constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS). The constipation was so severe that it was normal for three or four weeks
to pass without a single bowel movement...and all her movements were accompanied
A nurse, Donna’s life became nearly unbearable; she was required to assist in five-hour
surgeries while in agonizing discomfort.
Then, after hearing about digestive enzymes on the Oprah show, she began taking
Puristat enzymes. “It’s a miracle,” she says, having gone to the bathroom every
day since she began with Puristat.
Read Donna's full story...
"Romance is alive and well thanks to Enzymes!"
Josephine had suffered for two years with terrible, noisy, and painful gas. It affected
her ability to enjoy herself socially, she began to eat very little, and she unintentionally
Most trying of all was the way her eembarrassment over noises from the nether regions
affected her sex life. Finally, she discovered Puristat™ Digestive Enzymes on the
internet. Now there is barely a peep out of her tummy, and her life is totally back
on track. Here’s what Josephine U. told us about the benefits of taking enzymes
daily. Read Josephine's
The Puristat Medical Team loves hearing the success that people are experiencing with our products. Of course, success stories reflect an individual's results. Results do vary and are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products. Our next success story could come from you!
Sources of Digestive Enzymes
There are many different sources for digestive enzymes. The human body alone produces
twenty two different enzymes. Other sources of enzymes are raw vegetables, fruits,
grains, and meat. You can also find digestive enzymes in Puristat's Digestive Enzymes
Supplements with a variety of digestive enzyme sources are best.
A good digestive enzyme will contain multiple enzymes, since each type of food that
is ingested requires a different enzyme to break it down. Below is a brief description
of the enzymes contained in Puristat's Digestive Enzyme supplement.
Betaine hydrochloride 330mg
Responsible for the digestion of fats and proteins, betaine hydrochloride (betaine
HCL) is an acidic form of betaine, a vitamin-like substance found in grains and
other foods. Betaine hydrochloride is recommended as a supplemental source of hydrochloric
acid for people who have a deficiency of stomach acid production (hypochlorhydria).
A deficiency of gastric acid secretion increases the likelihood and severity of
certain bacterial and parasitic intestinal infections. Some research suggests that
people with a wide variety of chronic disorders, such as allergies, asthma, candida
albicans and gallstones, and acne do not produce adequate amounts of stomach acid.
Pepsin 1:15,000 130mg
Pepsin is a digestive enzyme found in gastric juice that catalyzes the breakdown
of protein to peptides. Pepsin is one of three principal protein-degrading, or proteolytic,
enzymes in the digestive system. Pepsin degrades food proteins in the stomach. Pepsin
acts as a potent proteolytic enzyme cleaving proteins into peptides in the gastric
lumen at a low pH.
Bromelain 10:1 (pineapple [Ananas comosus fruit] enzyme) 260mg
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme found in raw pineapple and aids in the digestion
of protein rich foods. It is also a vegetarian alternative to animal sourced enzymes.
Bromelain aids digestion by enhancing the effects of the digestive enzymes trypsin
and pepin. It can also help to prevent heartburn by ease diarrhea, if either are
caused by a deficiency of digestive enzymes.
Papain NF (papaya [Caria papaya] enzyme) 260mg
Responsible for breaking down proteins, papain is an enzyme present in papaya and
is used for breaking down meat fibers. It has been utilized for thousands of years
in its native South America.
Ox Bile Extract 260mg
Ox Bile Extract helps improves bile secretion which helps ease digestion. Benefits
of ox bile extract include a possible reduction of gallstones, greater absorption
of vitamin K, A, D and E and may be beneficial in treating liver diseases such as
cirrhosis and hepatitis.
Pancreatin 4x (pancreatin:4x the enzyme activities of 1x) 500mg
A combination of 3 enzymes, Pancreatin produced by the exocrine cells of the pancreas.
It is composed of amylase, lipase and protease. This digestive enzyme mixture is
used to treat conditions in which pancreatic secretions are deficient, such as pancreatitis
and cystic fibrosis. It has been claimed to help with food allergies, celiac disease,
autoimmune disease, cancer, and weight loss. Pancreatin is sometimes called "pancreatic
acid", although it is neither a single chemical substance nor an acid.
Amylase (aspsergillus orzyne) 50,000 USP Units
Responsible for the digestion of carbohydrates, amylase is an enzyme that breaks
starch down into sugar. Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the
chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar,
such as rice and potato, taste slightly sweet as they are chewed because amylase
turns some of their starch into sugar in the mouth. The pancreas also makes amylase
(alpha amylase) to break down dietary starch into di- and trisaccharides which are
converted by other enzymes to glucose to supply the body with energy.
Protease (Carica papaya) 50,000 USP Units
Responsible for the digestion of proteins, protease is responsible for digesting
proteins in your food, which is probably one of the most difficult substances to
metabolize. Because of this, protease is considered to be one of the most important
enzymes that we have. If the digestive process is incomplete, undigested protein
can wind up in your circulatory system, as well as in other parts of your body.
Lipase 8,500 USP Units
Lipase is an enzyme necessary for the absorption and digestion of nutrients in the
intestines. This digestive enzyme is responsible for breaking down lipids (fats),
in particular triglycerides, which are fatty substances in the body that come from
fat in the diet. Once broken down into smaller components, triglycerides are more
easily absorbed in the intestines.
Due to the high amount of processed foods in the North American diet, persons over
the age fo 35 can benefit from the daily use of a digestive enzyme supplement.
Formula (90 tablets per bottle)
Serving Size 1 Tablet:
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
330 mg *
Bromelain 10:1 (pineapple [Ananas comosus fruit] enzyme)
260 mg *
Papain NF (pineapple [Ananas comosus fruit ] enzyme)
260 mg *
260 mg *
Pancreatin 4x (pancreatin-4x the enzyme activities of 1x)
330 mg *
50,000 USP Units *
50,000 USP Units *
8,500 USP Units *
*Daily value not established.
As a dietary supplement, take one tablet with each meal.
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
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