Once thought to be a rare condition that is always caught in early childhood, we now understand that Disaccharide Enzyme Deficiency impacts a large percentage of the adult population, often accounting for the chronic digestive symptoms incorrectly labeled Irritable Bowel Syndrome for decades. Those who have a Disaccharide enzyme deficiency, are deficient in the enzyme Sucrase-Isomaltase. when there is a reduction in the function of this enzyme complex, the body is unable to correct digest these disaccharides found in fruits and vegetables, table sugar and starches. An affected person will typically experience distention and/or bloating, excess gas production as flatus and/or belching, diarrhea and/or constipation as well as either easy satiety or persistent hunger after eating.
A variety of genetic and acquired factors can disrupt the small intestine brush border, which may result in low activity of brush border enzymes. SIBB-Zymes™ supplies a blend of enzymes normally found in the small intestinal brush border that are critical for the final steps of carbohydrate and protein digestion. Disaccharide enzymes (lactase, maltase, and sucrase) are supplied together with glucoamylase to assist optimal cleaving of sugars and carbohydrates that if left undigested may affect absorption and microbial fermentation, contributing to a shift in the balance of yeast and bacteria.*
SIBB-Zymes™ includes an active enzyme blend of peptidase and protease with dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) activity. Peptidase and protease enzymes help break down plant and animal proteins, including casein (milk/dairy products), gluten (wheat, rye, oats, barley, and other grains), and soy.* Peptidase enzymes that express DPP-IV activity are especially effective in breaking down proline-rich exorphin (opiate-acting) peptides derived from incompletely digested casein, gluten, and soy that may influence central nervous system function in some individuals. SIBB-Zymes™ can help break down dietary disaccharides and oligosaccharides, including lactose.*
A proprietary blend of microbial enzymes, SerenAid® is specifically formulated to assist in breaking down a broad range of plant and animal proteins, including casein (milk and dairy products), gluten (wheat, rye, oats, barley, and other grains), and soy proteins. The inclusion of Exorphinase® differentiates SerenAid® from other digestive enzyme formulas. This proprietary, high-activity enzyme blend of peptidase and protease with dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) activity can assist in hydrolyzing small protein peptides, including casomorphins and gluteomorphins that can adversely affect the central nervous system in some individuals.*The enzymes in this formulation are pH-stable, demonstrating activity over a wide range of pH conditions (pH of 2 to 12).
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