Gluten/Dairy Digest is a blend of digestive enzymes that support normal gluten and dairy digestion. Gluten/Dairy Digest helps to relieve bloating or gas due to dairy consumption.*
Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, www.gluten.org*
- Promotes healthy gluten and dairy digestion*
- May support G.I. comfort and function*
- Made with hypoallergenic, vegetarian ingredients
- *Enzyme blend for healthy gluten and dairy digestion
Gluten/Dairy Digest contains a blend of digestive enzymes targeting gluten and dairy digestion. It provides a blend of proteases specially formulated with dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) activity to help break down gluten peptide fragments in normal digestive systems.
WHY IS GLUTEN SO HARD TO DIGEST?
Gluten is a storage protein present in wheat, barley and rye. Found in the endosperm of the grain seed, these proteins are especially rich in two amino acids — proline and glutamine — that are resistant to digestion. These grains contain many components and amino acid sequences, with a specific fingerprint for each grain. In normal digestion, the digestive enzymes in our bodies break down these long strands of protein into smaller groups called peptides. Gluten contains three peptides (alpha-gliadins) in particular that cannot be broken down by digestive enzymes in the stomach and reach the small intestine intact. For someone without celiac disease, the indigestible part of gluten moves through the digestive tract to be excreted, with no reaction.
When people who do have celiac disease are exposed to these gluten peptides, they have an abnormal immune response that causes inflammation and intestinal damage. These reactions are not limited to celiac patients, however. Some people have an unexplained condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and those with increased intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” can experience similar digestive distress from gluten as well.
There is an enzyme that may be able to degrade dietary gluten that is accidentally consumed, and it is called DPP-IV or dipeptidyl peptidase IV. Gluten/Dairy Digest is a blend of digestive enzymes that contain enzymes like DPP-IV that breaks down many of the common components found in a gluten protein and dairy.
Proteases high in DPP-IV activity assist in digesting and utilizing gluten and casein containing foods.*
Some oral protease enzymes recommended for gluten digestion have only been able to provide low enzymatic activity due to the acidity of the stomach. They are rapidly degraded and unable to prevent the gluten particles from reaching the small intestines. DPP-IV avoids this problem.
Studies suggest that it may also promote a healthy cytokine balance to support GI comfort and function. Additionally, this formula provides a unique mixture of protease enzymes and lactase to assist digestion of multiple constituents of milk and dairy products.
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Gluten Dairy Digest
Protease enzymes targeting casein and beta-lactoglobulin proteins support dairy protein digestion. Casein is the predominant protein in milk and cheese.
Beta-lactoglobulin occurs primarily in the whey fraction of milk. It is an acid-stable protein and therefore may not be broken down by pepsin and pancreatin.
Lactase breaks down the milk sugar lactose, helping to relieve occasional bloating or gas that some people can experience from dairy consumption.
If you are on a controlled diet and/or under the care of a health care professional for dairy and/or gluten digestion, continue to follow those recommendations.
This product is not intended to substitute for the recommendations of a health professional.