Gluten is the sticky protein found in wheat and other grains, including oats, rye, and barley. Casein is a protein found in high amounts in cows' milk and cheese. Lactose is also known as milk sugar and is the main sugar found in milk and dairy products.
Gluten Relief is specially formulated with a balanced blend of the enzymes needed for complete digestion of difficult-to-digest foods, especially cereal grains and milk products, which contain carbohydrate, protein, gluten, and casein. Improved digestion of these foods can help ease digestive complaints and lighten the load on the digestive system, improving energy levels and vitality, reducing disease, and improving health and wellness.
Proteases are digestive enzymes found in the stomach, pancreas, and intestine. These enzymes are a family of enzymes which break down protein and support digestive health. Protease enzymes are thought to help reduce pain and inflammation, including muscle pain, and alleviate symptoms of allergies. Proteases hydrolyze difficult-to-digest proline-containing peptides from cereal grains, such as gluten and dairy.
Amylases are salivary and pancreatic enzymes that break down carbohydrates into simpler sugars.
Glucoamylase is an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates into maltose and glucose.
Cellulase enzymes convert cellulose fibre to a simpler sugar. Cellulose fibre is poorly digested by humans and has little nutritional value, although very important for the structure of cell membranes. Many processed and prepared foods contain cellulose fibre to increase the thickness of foods and the overall fibre content. Taking an enzyme product containing cellulase may be necessary for good health.
Lactase is an enzyme produced in the small intestine that is needed to convert milk sugar (lactose) into simpler sugars that the body can use. Many people decrease the amount of lactose-containing products they eat or drink to avoid gastrointestinal symptoms related to lactase deficiency.
Alpha-galactosidase is an enzyme that breaks down certain complex carbohydrates and helps the body digest the sugar in legumes and many vegetables. This enzyme helps reduce the gas and bloating commonly seen in individuals who consume beans and other foods containing complex carbohydrates.