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SpectraZyme

In addition to including more raw, enzyme-rich foods in the diet, many can benefit from a personalized, quality-assured digestive enzyme formula recommendation.  Metagenics offers a complete line of enzyme supplements for individual health needs, including targeted, broad spectrum and stomach acid digestive support.*

Unsurpassed Quality

Setting quality standards for the industry, Metagenics tests each batch of product for enzyme activity. Metagenics uses methodologies published from both the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP), a compendium of standards used internationally for establishing the quality and purity of ingredients.

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Servings Per Container: 30
60 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 20
40 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 45
90 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 90
90 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 90
90 Tablets

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Enzymes Are Essential for Healthy Digestion

Up to 1 in 4 Americans suffer from digestive discomfort that affects daily living.1 A largely overlooked factor may be enzymes—biological catalysts that are essential to break down protein, fat, and carbohydrates and assimilate important nutrients from food.

How Enzyme Activity Works to Facilitate Digestion
Enzyme activity begins in the mouth where salivary amylase, lingual lipase, and ptyalin initiate starch and fat digestion. In the stomach, hydrochloric acid activates pepsinogen to pepsin, which breaks down protein, and gastric lipase begins the hydrolysis of fats. Most digestion and absorption takes place in the small intestine and is mediated by pancreatic amylase, protease, lipase, and bile salts.

Many Factors Affect Enzyme Production & Digestion
Reduced enzyme production can make it harder to digest food and assimilate nutrients. Several factors may influence enzyme activity and digestion:

• Poor eating habits, such as inadequate chewing of food, “eating on the run,” or eating late in the day
• Dietary choices such as refined carbohydrates, fat, and high amounts of meat
• Hydrochloric acid and enzyme secretion generally decline with age
• Naturally occurring enzymes are destroyed when food is cooked at 118° F or greater

The SpectraZyme Difference

SpectraZyme enzyme formulas, recommended by your healthcare practitioner, provide you exceptional quality and personalized options that feature a wide array of digestive enzymes:

Which SpectraZyme Formula is Right for You?

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