Vegan Digestive Enzymes
Vegan Digestive Enzymes
What are Vegan Digestive Enzymes?
BULK POWDERS® Vegan Digestive Enzymes have been developed specifically for your vegan diet. Containing a comprehensive blend of vegan-friendly digestive enzymes, tailored to the vegan diet. Each capsule provides a blend of Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase and Hemicellulase.
Traditionally, supplemental digestive enzymes such as Protease came from Pepsin, which was obtained from animal origins. What makes our Vegan Digestive Enzymes a product to shout about is that the Protease in this product is from Papain and Bromelain, obtained from Papayas and Pineapples respectively. The other sources of the enzymes in Vegan Digestive Enzymes are three different species of fungus.
A large amount of plant-based foods in the diet means a lot of cellulose and hemicellulose from plant cell walls. Both of these are polysaccharides that the human body is not set up to digest. This is one of the major benefits of Vegan Digestive Enzymes, which provides high doses of both Cellulase and Hemicellulase.
Benefits of Vegan Digestive Enzymes
- Six digestive enzymes
- Aids the digestion of macronutrients
- High doses of Cellulase and Hemicellulase
- Entirely vegan-friendly
What’s in Vegan Digestive Enzymes?
Vegan Digestive Enzymes is a unique product to BULK POWDERS® which contains a number of digestive enzymes, all of which are aimed at aiding the digestion of macronutrients. The respective doses are as follows:
Papain 1975 USP-U: Papain is the digestive enzyme obtained from papayas. It provides a form of protease at 1975 USP-U per capsule. As the name suggests, protease is the specific digestive enzyme for protein, which is a staple part of any active person’s diet.
Bromelain 70 GDU: Bromelain is the digestive enzyme from pineapple (Ananas cosmosus). Bromelain provides another plant-based form of protease at a dose of 70 GDU per capsule.
Fungal Alpha-Amylase 10125 DU: Starchy carbohydrate is another important nutrient in an active person’s diet. Amylase catalyses the breakdown of starch and is available at 10125 DU per capsule from Vegan Digestive Enzymes.
Cellulase 90 CMC: As a throwback to high school science lessons, Cellulose is the main constituent of plant cell walls. It’s not normally digested by the human body and is a form of insoluble fibre in our diet. Cellulase is the enzyme responsible for breaking down Cellulose and is sourced from the fungus Trichoderma longibrachiatum for this product.
Lipase 120 FIP: Lipase is responsible for breaking down lipids in the body. Vegan Digestive Enzymes provide fungal-sourced lipase at an activity level of 120 FIP.
Hemicellulase 900 HCU: Hemicellulose is another polysaccharide which features in plant cell walls alongside Cellulose and Lignin. Hemicellulase is the enzyme responsible for digesting Hemicellulose and this is supplied at an activity level of 900 HCU per capsule.
What are all of those acronyms?
Digestive Enzymes are measured in terms of activity levels, not just in terms of weight. This is what all of the above acronyms refer to. Much like high doses of Cellulose, this information can be tough to digest, so here’s what they all mean:
USP-U - One Papain Unit is defined as that quantity of enzyme that liberates the equivalent of 1μg of tyrosine per hour under set assessment conditions.
GDU - One Gelatin Digestion Unit from Bromelain is that amount of enzyme which liberates 1mg of amino nitrogen from a gelatin substrate in 20 minutes under set assessment conditions. You may ask why we are reporting the activity level of a vegan product in terms of breaking down gelatin? Don’t worry, this is just how the enzyme is assessed, it breaks down plenty of other proteins too.
DU – The Dextrinising Unit is used to measure Alpha-Amylase activity, particularly bacterial Alpha-Amylase. One DU is the amount of enzyme that catalyses the conversion of 1 mg of starch to dextrins under defined reaction conditions.
CMC - One CMC unit is the amount of enzyme that in 1 min under defined conditions liberates a quantity of fragments from carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), the reducing effect of which is equivalent to that of 1 μmol glucose.
FIP - One unit of the enzyme activity (FIP Unit) is defined as that quantity of standard lipase preparation that liberates the equivalent of 1 μmol of fatty acid per min from substrate under defined reaction conditions.
HCU - One Hemicellulase Unit (HCU) is defined as the activity that will produce a relative fluidity change of 1 over a period of 5 min in a locust bean gum substrate under specified reaction conditions.Disclaimer: Implied results may vary. Individuals will respond differently. Implied results assume an appropriate nutrition and training plan.
PER 1 Capsule:
Fungal Alpha-Amylase 10125 DU
Bromelain 70 GDU
Papain 1975 USP-U
Cellulase 90 CMC
Lipase 120 FIP
Vegan Digestive Enzyme Blend (Maltodextrin, Fungal Alpha-Amylase, Bromelain, Papain, Cellulase, Lipase, Hemicellulase) (Sulphur Dioxide), Capsule Shell (Hypromellose), Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.
For allergens, please see ingredients in bold.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Non-GM, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Soya Free.
Take one Vegan Digestive Enzymes capsule before eating.
For ultimate vegan-friendly digestion, Vegan Digestive Enzymes can be combined with Vegan Multibiotic™ which provides a full spectrum of vegan-friendly live cultures.