Enzymedica VeggieGest (formerly Gastro) reduces the gas and bloating often associated with the consumption of raw vegetables, grains and legumes. VeggieGest is a great source for amylase which is needed to break down and assimilate carbohydrates which support every cell of the body. Some dieticians and nutritionists recommend that 30% - 50% of our diet be made up of a combination of these essential 'complex' (vegetables) and 'simple' (sugars) carbohydrates. These essential nutrients are needed to support protein and fat metabolism, help fight infection, promote the growth of bones and assist in skin rejuvenation. VeggieGest contains four different types of enzymes that break down carbohydrates such as starch, glycogen and related polysaccharides. These are found in grains, seeds, legumes, vegetables and other plants. It is very common to experience discomfort when digesting these types of foods. Symptoms range from gas and bloating to indigestion and other imbalances. When added to your meal as a supplement, VeggieGest can assist the body in breaking down and assimilating these types of foods. Taking VeggieGest takes stress off the gallbladder, liver and pancreas. Moreover, VeggieGest has a very high amount of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase that is imperative in digesting the sugars from legumes and other foods that create gas and bloating. The formula is ideal for those who consume a high carbohydrate or vegetarian diet. Vegan Kosher. 60 Capsules
Was called Gastro. Same product, new label.
This is what Enzymedica have to tell us about VeggieGest (Formerly Gastro)
Bean, Grain and Vegetable Digestion
High potency amylase enzyme maximizes the digestion of legumes, fibrous vegetables and whole grains, and helps alleviate occasional gas and bloating.
Gas forming foods such as legumes and whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet, but few individuals enjoy the discomfort and embarrassment of digestive distress that often follows such meals. VeggieGest provides digestive support to enhance the breakdown of complex carbohydrates in whole grains and fibrous vegetables with a high potency enzyme blend.
Enzymes the key to the proper digestion of foods
While we often consider healthy digestion the result of mechanical action such as chewing, digestion is a complex process that includes the enzymatic breakdown of nutrients, creating particles small enough to enter the bloodstream, and separating out waste bound for the large intestine and elimination. Digestion of carbohydrates is the result of enzymatic breakdown by amylase enzymes, aka carbohydrase, produced throughout the digestive tract.
Some foods are harder to break down than others
There are some foods which are more difficult to break down and assimilate, including fibrous whole grains, vegetable roughage, and legumes. Such foods tax our digestive system, requiring large amounts of carbohydrase to allow proper digestion. For gas and bloating caused by a deficiency of digestive enzymes, VeggieGest can help maximize healthy carbohydrate digestion.
Alpha-Galactosidase: Extra Strength Enzyme Support for Plant Based Diets
VeggieGest features the amylase enzyme known as Alpha-Galactosidase. Alpha-Galactosidase is not made naturally in the human digestive tract, but is essential to the digestion of sugars and starch found in legumes and other gas forming foods. VeggieGest also contains a full spectrum of amylase enzymes to address the variety of starches, glycogen and related polysaccharides found in grains, seeds, legumes, fruits and vegetables. To round out the formula protease and lipase are added for the proteins and fats found in food.
Gas: The Natural Result of Fermentation by Intestinal Microflora
A healthy digestive system contains microflora known as probiotics. These organisms aid the body by fermenting the contents of our intestine, creating byproducts such as the short chain fatty acids that fuel the cells of our colon. All undigested food and waste entering the intestine is fair game for these healthy bacteria. While the byproducts of some types of food and waste are innocuous, others are not. Intestinal gas is a direct result of intestinal fermentation and in excess can cause the occasional pain and discomfort of gas and bloating. An enzyme supplement like VeggieGest may enhance food digestion leaving less undigested material for the organisms to feed on.
Enzymedica VeggieGest *(formerly Gastro)
VeggieGest reduces the gas and bloating often associated with the consumption of raw vegetables, grains and legumes. Helps prevents gas and bloating.
Ideal for those on a raw food, vegan or vegetarian diet.
Per 1 Capsule: Amylase Thera-blend 22,000 DU, Glucoamylase 30 AGU, ProteaseThera-blend 15,000 HUT, Lipase Thera-blend 150 FCCFIP, Cellulase Thera-blend 2,000 CU, Xylanase 50 XU, Pectinase with Phytase 40 Endo-PGU, Lactase 400 ALU, Hemicellulase 150 HCU, Alpha Galactosidase 1,000 GalU, Maltase 300 DP, Invertase 250 INVU. Other ingredients: 100% Vegetarian Capsule (cellulose, water). Contains no dairy, preservatives, salt, sucrose, soy, wheat, yeast, nuts, corn, gluten, casein, potato, rice, artificial colors or flavors. Keep closed in dry place avoid excessive heat.
Suggested Use: Take 1 Capsule at the beginning of each meal. More can be taken if needed.
VeggieGest can also be taken between meals to support those individuals who suspect that they are amylase deficient. Common symptoms include allergies, fatigue, skin problems, sprue and upset stomach. Amylase has antihistamine qualities that may assist those suffering from seasonal allergies.
Keep out of reach of Children. Keep closed in dry place avoid excessive heat.