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Top Secret Digestive Enzymes is a unique dietary supplement that provides digestive enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics to support the health of the digestive system. This product has been designed for people struggling with digestive problems, constipation, bloating or the impaired ability to absorb nutrients. A set of digestive enzymes enriched with natural ingredients soothes these ailments by facilitating digestion of food, promoting the growth of intestinal microflora and improving the absorption of nutrients.
Digestive enzymes are protein macromolecules that are biocatalysts of the hydrolysis reaction of the components supplied to our digestive tract along with food. They are naturally produced by the body’s cells and are involved in the digestion of foods.
However, some pathological conditions impair their secretion – there is a lack or an insufficient number of enzymes to properly digest the food. This is the case, for example, in pancreatic diseases. This is the organ that produces, among others, pancreatic lipase. Nevertheless, some enzymes needed for digestion are not produced at all by the human body, which is why following the ingestion of certain food one may suffer from various ailments, such as constipation, bloating or problems with defecation.
The digestive enzymes contained in this supplement work synergistically, supporting easier and faster digestion and facilitating the absorption of nutrients, which leads to a better well-being and more energy.
The preparation includes, among others:
Protease and bromelain are enzymes responsible for the digestion of proteins and peptides. As a result of this process amino acids are then produced, which the body uses to the biosynthesis of new proteins. Bromelain is an enzyme obtained from pineapple stalks and. Besides the proteolytic activity, it also shows anti-inflammatory properties – it inhibits, among others, prostaglandin activity. For this reason, it is used in medicine for the treatment of certain diseases, including those with an autoimmune background, as well as a supporting agent in gastric ulcers because it regulates the formation of hydrochloric acid.
Amylase, glucoamylase, and alpha-galactosidase are enzymes that digest complex carbohydrates, in particular, polysaccharides. Molecules resulting from the activity of these enzymes are smaller sugar compounds such as glucose or maltose. These enzymes are also helpful in digesting vegetables that produce gases during their decomposition (e.g. beans).
Lactase is an enzyme digesting the saccharide present in milk products – lactose. It can reduce the symptoms associated with the intolerance to this milk sugar. These symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain or the formation of excessive intestinal gases, which causes bloating.
Lipase is a hydrolytic enzyme digesting fats. There are several isoenzymes of this enzyme in the human body. It is responsible for the breakdown and support of lipid transport. Therefore, lipase presence and activity is crucial for the proper metabolism of fats and for obtaining energy from them.
Phytase is an enzyme that causes the degradation of phytic acid. Due to the chelating properties of the acid, it binds with minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, copper or calcium, forming salts with them and making them inaccessible to the body. Phytic acid also causes inactivation of some enzymes produced by the body, such as pepsin, trypsin or amylase. The decomposition of this acid releases the elements bound with it, which enables their absorption, among others, from cereal products, nuts, and seeds.
Cellulase is an enzyme that does not occur naturally in our body. It enables complete digestion of plant foods, in particular, contained therein cellulose, which builds cell walls. Their fibrous structure usually prevents obtaining valuable nutrients from the walls of plant cells, so the supply of this enzyme to the body may bring additional benefits in the form of a more complete use of vegetable and fruit digestion products.
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are multi-sugar prebiotic compounds. This means that they support the growth of the natural bacterial flora present in the entire digestive tract, and mainly in the gut. The bacteria present herein need nutrients for their functioning, and these must be provided with food. Fructo-oligosaccharides is one of the groups of substances that the bacteria feed with.
These plant-derived compounds are not digested by the body, so they can be used without harm to us by the intestinal microflora, including the Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria present in this preparation as well as other probiotic bacteria that colonize our intestines. In exchange for food, they provide the body with valuable vitamins and protection against pathogens that sometimes cause dangerous diseases.
Black pepper extract (Bioperine®) is a natural plant extract often present in the form of powdered spices in our kitchens. This extract provides piperine, which stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, as a result of which it improves digestion and absorption of nutrients. It also has a significant impact on the metabolism of fat and muscle tissue.
In conclusion, Top Secret Digestive Enzymes is a comprehensive dietary supplement containing a set of enzymes that support health and proper functioning of the digestive system. It facilitates digestion and helps to cope with troublesome ailments such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain or impaired absorption of nutrients. This preparation, apart from the enzymes, also contains natural probiotics and prebiotics, which additionally support normal bowel function.
The supplement is recommended to people suffering from frequent constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain or problems with defecation, as well as people with vitamin deficiencies that may result from improper digestion of food or loss of the intestinal flora.
In order to quickly supplement vitamin deficiencies or soothe the digestive ailments, the preparation can be combined with supplements containing other probiotics, prebiotics or vitamins.
It is good to take the product shortly before or during a meal, and it can be used until the digestive problems disappear and preventively.
Top Secret Nutrition is an American company with an established position on the market. Since 2010, the company has been producing and distributing top-quality dietary supplements. The brand has been continually appreciated among customers and industry experts since the beginning of its activity -- which is confirmed by nominations by Bodybuilding.com in the categories of Best New Brand (2011) and Breakout Brand (2012).
This manufacturer provides preparations designed for physically active people, supporting proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Supplements of this brand concern three categories: sport, figure, and health. These include products such as protein supplements, amino acids, fat burners, plant extracts, and vitamins. Their additional advantage, apart from the quality and effective operation, is undoubtedly affordable price and frequent price offers.
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|per 1 capsule||amount||%DV|
|Amylase (Aspergillus oryzae) 5000 DU, Protease (Aspergillus oryzae) 10,000 HUT, Alpha Galactosidase (Aspergillus niger) 150 GALU, Glucoamylase (Aspergillus niger) 10 AGU, Lactase (Aspergillus oryzae)1000 ALU, Protease Conc. (Aspergillus oryzae) 4000 HU, Lipase (Candida rugosa) 1000 FIP, Protease (Aspergillus niger) 10 SAPU, Bromelain (Ananus comosus) 120000 FCCPU, Cellulase (Trichoderma longibrachiatum) 500 CU, Phytase (Aspergillus niger) 10 FTU, Invertase (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 75 INVU.|
|Lactobacillus Acidophilus||1 Billion CFU||*|
|Bioperine® Black Pepper Extract||2 mg||*|
Capsule (cellulose, plant origin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian source).
Proprietary blend - is a complex of bioactive ingredients in the proportions, which are covered by the manufacturer's patent. According to the law in force in Poland, the components of the blend are known, and , by the place on the packaging, you can identify which components are in bigger amount (the components are listed in the decreasing order of amounts).
Proprietary blends are used in many food supplements, such as creatine stacks, no-boosters, fat burners and pro-testosterone supplements, improving libido.
Amylase (diastase), belong to the group of digestive enzymes (from the group of hydrolases) that catalyse the decomposition of polysaccharides (starch and glycogen) into simple sugars. They are found in saliva, pancreatic juice secreted into the small intestine continuing the digestion. In nature, found in malt, cereal grains. Included in the dietary supplement in combination with the components decomposing milk sugar (lactose), lipases (enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis decomposition of an ester bond of fat) and proteases (enzymes that catalyse the decomposition of peptide bonds, and are involved in the digestion of protein). Products containing lipase are recommended for active people using high carbohydrate diet and eating hearty meals.
Protease (proteinase, peptidase) is a proteolytic enzyme. It is responsible for the hydrolysis of peptide bonds between amino acids in proteins. Protease is released as a biologically inactive proenzyme which is activated in the gastrointestinal lumen.
Protease is not a single compound. It is a large group of 500 various proteases. They can be classified by e.g. the pH in which they are active (acid, neutral and basic) and catalytic mechanisms (serine, threonine, cysteine, spartic and glutamic proteases and metalloproteases).
The role of proteases in human life is not only restricted to digestive processes. They are also involved in the process of growth, maturation and ageing of the body. They play a major function in the growth and spread of pathogenic microorganisms and that is why protease inhibitors are effective in the treatment of many diseases.
In supplementation, proteases are used most frequently to promote the digestion of protein products. They are added to preparations with digestive enzyme blends or protein-rich supplements. What is more, these enzymes are a popular ingredient of formulations for combating the biofilm, formed by pathogenic bacteria in the body.
Lactase (a digestive enzyme) is involved in the digestion of milk sugar (lactose) and improving its digestibility, artificially derived from yeast. In the supplementation it is a component of a nutritional composition containing protein from milk (casein, whey), carbohydrates, meal replacements type of MRP and as an additive in the complexes of the amino acids, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: No standards for consumption
Bromelain - an enzyme from the group of proteases. The source is the pineapple (pineapple Fructus Sativa) and pineapple leaves, containing bromelain in a form of a mixture of enzymes similar to pepsin and papain responsible for the hydrolysis of peptide bonds of protein. Bromelain in the first place, in the sports supplementation, increases the digestibility of proteins, especially in the case of high-protein diets and has anti-inflammatory and anti-edema. This prevents overloading on the digestive system and diarrhoea.
It is a component of supplements for athletes and supplements supporting musculoskeletal system.
Cellulase is an enzyme of the hydrolase class. It is responsible for catalysing the hydrolysis of β-1 4-glycosidic bonds between glucose molecules in cellulose (a building block for plant cell walls). This reaction leads to the formation of the disaccharide cellobiose which is converted into glucose.
The human body is not capable of synthesising cellulase. Because of that, dietary fibre is not digested and used as a source of energy. Nonetheless, it has a beneficial impact on health, is essential for maintaining normal digestive function and may prevent many diseases. Because of that, it must not be excluded from the diet.
In supplementation, cellulase is most frequently an ingredient of digestive enzyme blends. It can be also found in health-promoting supplements with vegetable and fruit extracts. It is recommended especially to persons who complain of digestive discomfort after consuming fibre-rich foods.
Phytase (myo-inositol hexaphosphate phosphohydrolase) is a phosphorolytic enzyme, which is a catalyst for the hydrolysis of phytic acid – a non-digestive, organic form of phosphorus that occurs in cereal grains and seeds of oil plants. The presence of this enzyme was found in plant organisms and in some animals, bacteria, and fungi. Human body does not produce phytase, however, the intestinal microflora of some people (especially vegetarians and vegans) have been proved to contain microbes capable of producing phytases.
Phytase promotes degradation of phytic acid, and thus increases the bioavailability of certain nutrients and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and iron. In addition, it promotes better digestion and reduces the symptoms that may accompany the consumption of cereals and legumes. In supplementation, phytase does not occur in the form of a mono-preparation. Most often it is one of the components of mixtures containing various digestive enzymes.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae – yeasts from the group of monocellular fungi, commonly used by the researchers as test material, because of its small environment requirements. They are also popular in food industry.
The yeasts show health-promoting properties and are a good substitute for offal in vegetarian diet. They are a good source for vitamins, particularly B-vitamins. They have also positive influence on the condition of bacterial microflora, as they improve the functioning of intestinal barrier.
In dietary supplements and drugs, they are used mainly as a support for the functioning of the digestive system. They are also present in products improving the quality of skin, hair and nails, however the newest research suggests that the influence on these tissues results from the influence on the microbiota.
FOS (fructooligosaccharides) refers to the plant (fibre) branched glucose polymers, insensitive to digestion, resulting in the stimulation of activity and development of the intestinal microflora, the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, studies have shown anti-tumor potential. They are used in medicine and for the prophylaxis of digestive tact diseases, effect on the reduction of body fat mass by a sense of fullness (in combination with probiotics form synbiotics) and improve glucose metabolism. They are a component of protein, carbohydrate and protein and carbohydrate and slimming supplements.
Dosage: varied from a few hundred mg to several grams per day.
What is Lactobacillus acidophilus?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a strain of rod-shaped bacteria with the ability to produce lactic acid which is beneficial to our health. These bacteria reside mainly in the intestinal mucosa. Like other probiotic strains, it can easily survive adverse conditions prevailing in specific sections of the digestive tract. As a result, it passes through the small intestine after oral administration and adheres to epithelial cells, forming small colonies. What is more, the strain was detected in the vagina, cervix and urethra. Owing to that, they can combat numerous diseases and maintain a healthy digestive and genitourinary system by competing with pathogenic microorganisms.
Apart from lactic acid production, the bacteria strain can synthesise also other organic acids which have the ability to inhibit the adhesion and proliferation of such pathogens as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Candida albicans, Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria and Helicobacter. By maintaining the normal pH in the intestines, it promotes the digestion of food and absorption of micro- and macronutrients.
It has been reported that this strain is capable of synthesising vitamin K. Consequently, it supports proper blood clotting and has a positive impact on bone structure.
By synthesising lactase, it can also promote lactose digestion, whereby treating unpleasant digestive ailments after consuming dairy products. It uses many bacteriocins for fighting pathogens, such as acidolin, acidophilin, lactobacillin, lactocin and many more.
It is applied in medicine in the treatment of food poisoning, improving the body’s immunity and treating illnesses with antibiotics. It is a component of many prebiotic, probiotic and functional formulas and various nutritional supplements available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Bioperine - a black pepper extract, which is a source of plant alkaloid – piperine, enhancing secretion of digestive juices, affecting the increase of the availability of food (and other chemicals) and regulating the digestive tract. Through the access to food and chemicals, it indirectly influences the development of muscle tissue and increases the exercise capacity (psychophysical). There has been a positive effect on the immune system and the intensification of the lipolysis processes observed. Available in the form of mono-preparations and as a component of supplements and nutrients.
Dosage: 5-10 mg per day.
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