Vegetarian Enzyme 120t by Douglas Laboratories, are dietary supplements of vegetable source enzymes (suitable for vegetarians) which are specific for starches, proteins, fats, and cellulose, a dietary fiber. 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.
Non-Animal Dietary Supplement
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. Although fat digestion starts in the mouth with the action of salivary lipase, the great majority of fat triglycerides are digested by pancreatic lipase secreted by the exocrine pancreas into the duodenum. Lipases break down triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine. Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid, which denature and break large proteins down to smaller polypeptides. In the small intestine, proteases break down these polypeptides into free amino acids, and di- and tripeptides, which are directly absorbed by the intestinal mucosa. Vegetarian Enzyme provides catalytically active enzymes specific for fats, carbohydrates and proteins, similar in effectiveness to pancrease-derived digestive enzymes.
This product contains NO animal products
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
Vegetarian Enzyme ...450mg*
Amylase ...4200 D.U. º
Protease ...250 SAPU. ¹
Lipase ...2400 L.U. ²
Cellulase ...600 C.U. ³
(All Acid Stabilized)
* Daily Value not established
º = Alpha Amylase Dextrinizing Unit
¹ = Spectrophotomeric Acid Protease Unit
² = Lipase Unit
³ = Cellulase Unit
Cellulose, Vegetable Stearate, Silica
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
This product contains no animal products
Vegetarian Enzyme is a special blend of plant enzymes
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 tablets, 3 times daily with meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
(35-65% relative humidity)
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.