New Roots Herbal’s Plant Digestive Enzymes helps resupply your body with natural plant-digestive enzyme, lost from cooked and processed food. These enzymes digest fats, proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, minerals, grains, and fibres.
When it is in its natural state, raw and unprocessed, the food you eat contains—along with its many nutrients—the enzymes you need to break down that food. But many of us exist on a diet of primarily cooked food, and digestive enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat. In fact, they are more sensitive to heat than vitamins, and are destroyed by any heat above 48 °C (118 °F); imagine what cooking does to digestive enzymes and to your digestion! Not only cooking, but also pasteurization, canning, and microwaving destroy digestive enzymes.
Our plant enzymes possess four major benefits over enzymes derived from the pancreas of animals.
Firstly—and obviously—, they are suitable for vegetarians.
Secondly, they are active over a broader range of foods than animal-derived enzymes.
Thirdly, they begin their work earlier in the digestive process than animal enzymes. Plant enzymes begin working in the stomach; animal enzymes begin working only later, in the intestines. So plant enzymes spare the body a lot of work by predigesting food before it is exposed to your body’s own pancreatic enzymes.
Finally, plant enzymes avoid the possible risk inherent in animal-derived enzymes that your body will recognize them as its own pancreatic enzymes and diminish its own production.
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily with a meal or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for prolonged use.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
Protease — Providing the following:
41,437 FCC HUT
7,380 FCC HUT
57 FCC SAP
Amylase (all carbohydrates)
11,812 FCC DU
Bromelain (from pineapple [Ananas comosus var. comosus] stem) (proteins)
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Contains no: Eggs, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes or galactosemia; if you are taking anti-inflammatory agents or other enzyme products; if you have allergy to latex or fruits (such as avocado, banana, chestnut, fig, kiwi, mango, melon, passion fruit, peach, pineapple, and tomato); if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers; if you are taking anticoagulants; if you are having surgery; or if you are taking antibiotics. Discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not use after recent surgery.
Known adverse reactions: Headaches, heartburn, bloating, hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy), nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. May cause bloating, cramping, and constipation.
Note: Not to be taken on an empty stomach if you have ulcers.