What is Devigest?
Devigest ADS is the newest member in the Arthur Andrew family of products. Devigest was formulated to replace Devacor, the first digestive enzyme blend introduced by Arthur Andrew Medical. Devigest is a broad spectrum digestive enzyme blend that will help restore the body’s depleted digestive enzymes, supporting balanced digestion and improving issues associated with unhealthy digestion. Devigest includes a much more potent blend of enzymes for breaking down gluten and dairy products. Additionally, our own pancreatic enzymes require an alkaline pH for maximum activity. Sodium and potassium bicarbonates, which are normal components of pancreatic juices, have been added to ensure that a sufficiently alkaline medium is present.
How is Devigest Different From its Predecessors?
Devigest includes a highly potent Peptidase with 500 units of DPP-IV activity per serving. It also now contains Alpha Galactosidase (the active ingredient in the product Beano®) as well as higher potency enzymes such as Lactase, Acid-Stable Protease, and Glucoamylase. Devigest was formulated to be more effective and provide even more relief for those with digestive intolerances to gluten, casein, dairy, and much more. Those with a diet high in gassy foods such as legumes and cruciferous vegetables will highly benefit from the addition of Alpha Galactosidase.
What are “Digestive Enzymes”?
Enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts in biochemical reactions. Every enzyme has a specific reactant known as a substrate, which can be thought of like a lock and key. Devigest contains several enzymes or “keys” that can “unlock” (or breakdown) many of the typical types of food common in our diets. The enzymes in Devigest ADS are specific to the digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Additional enzymes have been added to help digest dairy products as well as artificial food dyes and preservatives.
How Do I Know if I Need Digestive Enzymes?
A healthy body produces enzymes in sufficient quantities to ensure proper digestion of most foods. However, some people do not produce sufficient quantities of these enzymes, and often get the common symptoms of indigestion such as gas, bloating, heartburn, abdominal discomfort and constipation. These symptoms are common indicators that one may benefit from supplementation of a digestive enzyme, though they are not necessary. Virtually everyone, even those who are asymptomatic, could benefit from the use of digestive enzymes.
Devigest ADS is the best choice for maintaining optimal digestion. Unless digestive physiology is in order, no other self-regulating or self-healing systems are able to perform in optimal states, including immune function. Gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort can play a part in the everyday life of many individuals. Supplementing with a high-quality digestive enzyme may be the answer to many of these problems.
How Does Devigest Work?
Devigest ADS is an enzyme blend that allows for more complete digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Unlike Devigest, many digestive enzyme blends are incomplete as they lack the ability to break down dairy products and food dyes or preservatives. Devigest includes an alkalization formula for optimal enzymatic activity.