What Are Digestive Enzymes? Digestive enzymes help break down our food, absorb nutrients and support our immune system and were first discovered by Dr Edward Howell. They kickstart the digestion process and are specific to the type of food being digested: Lactase converts lactose to glucose Cholecystokinin helps digest proteins and
Over the past ten to fifteen years, our lifestyles and dietary choices have changed significantly and overall, we are living longer but are sicker. In a recent report the rate for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) was estimated at 10 to 15% of the US population (Source: International Association for Functional Gastro Intestinal Disorders, January 2013).