NOW Foods Digest Ultimate
Supports healthy digestion
Optimizes the nutritional value of foods
Full-spectrum enzyme formula
What is Digest Ultimate?
Digest Ultimate™ is a potent proprietary combination of digestive enzymes produced through controlled fermentation of select microbial species and is stable throughout the pH range of the GI tract. This full-spectrum digestive support formula helps to optimize nutrient absorption by assisting in the breakdown of protein, carbohydrate and fat, as well as dairy, grains and indigestible fibres found in foods such as vegetables and beans. In addition, Digest Ultimate™ is suitable for vegetarians.
About Digestive Enzymes:
Digestive enzymes are the workhorses of your digestive system. They get busy as soon as you take your first bite, and they're involved throughout the entire digestive process, breaking down the foods you eat into smaller, more absorbable components for your body to utilize, including vital nutrients and beneficial compounds your body needs. Many digestive enzymes can be produced in the body by the salivary glands and by the secretory cells in the stomach, pancreas and small intestines. But we're intended to consume whole foods that are rich in digestive enzymes. In their natural, unadulterated state, many whole, raw foods contain enzymes that facilitate healthy digestion. Ideally, these enzymes mix with our saliva through the process of chewing and begin pre-digesting our food as it moves through the oesophagus. Realistically though, whole, raw foods are just a small portion of many people's diets today. Processed foods contain little to no enzymes, so many of us aren't getting the extra digestive enzyme help we need from our diet.
Our body can manufacture sufficient enzymes for digestion, but enzyme production declines as we age, and the enzymes our body produces become less efficient, so it gets tougher for our body to maintain normal digestive function without additional digestive enzymes from food or supplements.