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Digest Basic: Get to Know These Essential, Easy-on-You Enzymes*

July 29, 2022 by Enzymedica Team
Digest Basic: Get to Know These Essential, Easy-on-You Enzymes*

Do you dream of eating certain foods but avoid them because they leave you with annoying and inconvenient gas and bloating? What if we told you that you could enjoy the foods you love again -- and you could experience digestive happiness and ease bloat?* Reach for Digest Basic, the full-range, everyday enzymes from Enzymedica, the enzyme experts.* This formula, taken daily with each meal, breaks down your simplest meals -- for no gas or discomfort!*

  • Digest Basic gently and effectively breaks down carbs, fats, fiber and protein.*
  • This non-GMO vegan formula breaks down the simplest meals.*
  • Essential, easy-on-you enzymes convert food into vital energy.*
  • Eases bloat, with no gas or discomfort, and prevents indigestion.*
  • For your digestive happiness, reach for America's #1 brand of digestive enzymes.*

Read on to learn more about this non-GMO vegan supplement, which gently and effectively breaks down carbs, fats, fiber, protein and hard-to-digest foods.*

What is Digest Basic™?

Digest Basic™ is a digestive enzyme supplement formula from Enzymedica that breaks down your simplest meals, so you can enjoy the foods you love.* Each small capsule contains enzymes like amylase, lipase, cellulase and protease to break down macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and protein, plus fiber) along with those hard-to-digest foods.* Formulated with essential, easy-on-you enzymes, Digest Basic™ prevents indigestion and converts food into vital energy.

Plus, this formula includes Enzymedica's exclusive Thera-blend enzymes, which are proven effective all the way through your digestive tract.*

Why Do People Take Digestive Enzyme Supplements?

People take digestive enzyme supplements to fill in the gaps of their diet (since even healthy diets might not deliver sufficient amounts for various reasons) or to deal with a food intolerance.*

Think about all the different foods you eat in a single day. Now consider how each of those foods makes you feel. Whether you're eating a burger and fries or a protein smoothie with extra greens, each food provides nutrients that fuel your body. But to access the benefits of those nutrients, your body needs to be able to fully and efficiently break them down.

Enter digestive enzymes, which provide your body with the support it needs to unlock the potential of all the foods you eat. Feel the difference when you gently effectively break down carbs, fat, fiber and protein with Digest Basic. Think of it as digestive help for sensitive stomachs!

What are Digestive Enzymes -- and What Do They Do?

The enzymes found in your digestive system that help your body break down food are called digestive enzymes, and each one has a specialized role to target a specific nutrient. It's not uncommon to fall short on one or more of these enzymes, but your digestion can pay the price. As a result, you might experience gas, bloating and occasional indigestion.* However, taking digestive supplements with enzymes (like Digest Basic) can help speed up your digestion.*

While enzymes are found in the body naturally, they also come from the foods we eat -- but the processed foods we often consume don't deliver what we need. When we prioritize convenience above all, we might not get enough of what we need to properly digest every meal. Even healthy or clean foods can lose some of their enzyme activity during the cooking process. Age and lifestyle habits also impact our digestive enzyme production.

What's the answer? Reach for foods that are whole and unprocessed as much as possible. They don't need to be 100% raw (your body also needs digestive enzymes to break down foods that are uncooked -- especially high-fiber fruits, vegetables and other plants). But you should be eating processed foods sparingly.

Break Down Your Simplest Meals, with Digest Basic™

The name might be "basic" but what's inside is anything but! Each capsule of Digest Basic™ enzymes holds the power to help you enjoy the foods you love -- peanut butter and pickles, anyone? This formula eases bloat, so you can feel comfortable in your pants after lunch.* And there will be no gas or discomfort -- so no stressing out that your belly will start to speak up during that big afternoon meeting. And Digest Basic contains no gluten or artificial ingredients or colors.

Learn where you can buy this complete digestive enzyme supplement near where you live. You can buy Digest Complete at stores or online – Enzymedica digestive enzyme supplements are sold nationwide and some are also sold overseas. You can also check out Digest Basic reviews to see what other people think about the product. Spoiler alert: There are a whole lot of five-star reviews from real people like you!

What Does Digest Basic™ Do?

Digest Basic™ is a non-GMO digestive enzyme supplement that can help you enjoy your simplest meals again.*

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Gently and effectively breaks down carbs, fats, fiber and protein*
  • Breaks down the simplest meals*
  • Essential, easy-on-you enzymes*
  • Converts food into vital energy*
  • Eases bloat, with no gas or discomfort*
  • For your digestive happiness*
  • Prevents indigestion*
  • Take daily with each meal to enjoy the foods you love*

What's Inside Each Capsule of Digest Basic?

Digest Basic™ supplements contain essential, easy-on-you enzymes. Those enzymes are proven effective all the way through your digestive tract.

Here's a quick look at some of the major enzymes, including those found inside Digest Basic:

Amylases break down carbs

Amylases are enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar. Sugar (glucose) is used by the body for energy. When your body doesn’t produce enough of this type of enzymes, you could end up with undigested carbohydrates fermenting in your lower GI tract. That can lead to embarrassing and inconvenient gas and bloating.

Think about when you make homemade bread: Once you’ve made the dough and let it rest, it begins to rise. Ever wonder why? Fermentation causes it to rise by releasing air bubbles in the dough. That gas helps your dough and yields a tastier bread, but it isn't what you want to experience after a meal! Amylases give your body what’s needed to break down carbohydrates correctly.

Lipases break down dietary fat

Lipases help with dietary fat digestion. These enzymes also help your body access fat-soluble nutrients (like vitamins A, D, E and K as well as omega-3 and other fatty acids) so you can absorb them and unlock their benefits. Without sufficient amounts of lipases, your body isn’t able to fully access those nutrients, which are essential for immune, bone, brain and cardiovascular health.

Proteases break down proteins

Proteases help break down and separate proteins into amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). They also help your body’s natural cell turnover process, by helping to clean up and clear out dead and dying cells (a completely natural part of the cell life cycle), tissues and toxins that are protein-based. Protease enzymes help your body in making use of the amino acids necessary to construct and maintain healthy muscle tissue.

Cellulases break down fiber

Cellulase breaks down cellulose, or dietary fiber. While your body produces the other types of digestive enzymes, cellulase is a little different. It comes from the microflora (aka the good bacteria) found in your gut. Cellulase is not actually made by your body itself. Without adequate cellulase to break down the fiber you eat, your body isn’t able to make full use of that important nutrient found in plants. Your body also needs that enzyme to deal with the phytochemicals found in fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains and other plants. 

How Thera-blend is Proven Effective

Like all Enzymedica digestive enzyme formulas, Digest Basic™ includes Thera-blend™ enzymes that are proven effective all the way through your digestive tract.* Why does that matter? Because what good are digestive enzymes if they don't survive until they get to where they need to go in your GI tract?

When you choose a digestive enzyme supplement, make sure it can stand up to the diverse environments found in your entire digestive tract. Digestion happens in stages throughout the GI tract.  Enzymedica products offer the most complete range of enzymes. Even in this formula that's gentle, we include some enzymes that are not found in lower-priced or lower-quality products.

How Do I Take Digest Basic™?

Digest Basic™ is super easy to use. Take 1 capsule with each meal. More may be taken as needed. Consult with a physician prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition.

Always read the label on any supplement and follow the suggested use instructions. And talk to your health-care provider before trying new things.

How to Pick a Quality Digestive Enzyme Supplement

Want to know the secret to choosing a quality digestive enzyme supplement? Look at the label! How are the enzymes measured? Enzymes are not weighed in metric units like milligrams or grams. They're also not measured like recipes, in dashes, pinches or cups. That is simply not the way that digestive enzymes function! Enzymes should always be measured according to their respective activity levels, using a specific set of purity, quality and identity of food ingredients standards established by the internationally accepted Food Chemical Codex. As the industry leader in digestive enzyme supplements for over 20 years, we know this -- and we always follow the Codex.

Regardless of which of our products you take for your digestive health, there will always be a rating of each enzyme's activity levels. Look at any of them, and you'll see the "Supplement Facts" label. We provide the various types and activity levels of each enzyme or combination, as well as the specific activities included with each one.

Whatever the formula that you choose, it will contain Enzymedica's proprietary Thera-blend™ technology. That means that the enzymes will be guaranteed to work throughout the entire pH spectrum found along your GI tract. When other enzyme formulas may fall short or simply not work, our enzymes will be effective in almost all acidic or alkaline environments.

Don't throw away your money on digestive enzyme supplements that don't bother to tell you the activity level of the ingredients! (That tells you all you need to know.)

The Enzymedica Difference

For over 20 years, Enzymedica has been committed to offering you natural digestive health and wellness products of the highest quality and efficacy. Every one of our formulas relies on the same high standards. We consistently use the best ingredients available on the planet, each one backed up by cutting-edge scientific research. Our portfolio keeps growing and expanding. We aim to serve new and long-term consumers, for your current and future digestive and overall health needs.*

When it comes to overall wellness of your body, mind and spirit, digestion is key. At Enzymedica, the leading brand digestive enzyme supplements in America, we offer top-notch solutions for natural digestive health and wellness. Every one of our products is uniquely formulated to be as effective as possible.

We hope that you now feel confident that Digest Complete™ is the best digestive enzyme supplement for you, made with the highest quality, potency and efficacy. If you have a specific food intolerance, we encourage you to check out our entire product line.

Want to learn how to recognize the differences between food allergies and food intolerances? Check out this blog on our website.

More Enzymedica Products You Might Want to Consider

Here are a few of the various digestive formulas with enzymes for food intolerances that we have available. Please take note: Digestive enzyme supplements are not suited for individuals with allergies or celiac disease. Food allergies are immune reactions. A food intolerance is an enzyme deficiency. (Enzymes cannot help with food allergies.)

Digest Gold™ breaks down your biggest meals. Take daily with each meal to enjoy the foods you love and beat the bloat – with no gas or discomfort!* With bloat-busting, high-potency enzymes, Digest Gold™ is the gold standard for digestive enzymes, as proven by its ongoing status as the number one best-selling enzyme formula in the US for over 10 years and counting. With Thera-blend™ enzymes, it quickly breaks down carbs, fats, fiber and protein. Plus, it prevents that too-full feeling and converts food into fuel with ATPro™ for greater energy!*

Digest delivers full-range, everyday enzymes. This formula helps you enjoy the foods you love when taken daily with each meal. It eliminates bloat (for no gas or discomfort)! Digest effectively breaks down carbs, fats, fiber and protein. It speeds digestion and helps absorb nutrients. And it converts daily meals into all-day energy.

Digest Spectrum™ breaks down all your problem foods.* It’s for all food intolerances!* Take daily with each meal for no gas or discomfort to enjoy the foods you love.* With enzymes for multiple food intolerances, this specialized, high-potency formula breaks down gluten, phenols, lactose and casein.* A repeat award winner, this formula relieves digestive discomfort from all major food intolerances.* Not sure which foods are causing your intolerance? Reach for Digest Spectrum, with the best food intolerance enzymes.*

Now here's a look at our specialized formulas: 

Bean Assist™ breaks down gas-inducing foods.* When taken daily with each meal, you can enjoy the foods you love and stop gas. That means no bloat or discomfort! Keep this one on hand for taco night. These fast-acting enzyme breaks down complex carbs in fiber-rich foods like beans, cabbage and broccoli.* The formula stops gas and bloating before it starts – and makes meals easier to digest.*

GlutenEase™ breaks down breads, pastas and grains.* Enjoy the foods you love with no bloat or discomfort. Take daily with each meal for gluten intolerance. This blend of powerful gluten-intolerance enzymes efficiently breaks down both gluten and casein. It also protects against hidden gluten in meals.*

There’s also GlutenEase™ Extra Strength, with double the digestive power for maximum potency to quickly break down foods with both gluten and casein.* It guards against hidden gluten in meals – with our most advanced gluten intolerance enzymes.

Lacto™ breaks down your dairy-heavy meals, so you can enjoy the foods you love.* Formulated for lactose intolerance, take daily with each meal for no bloating, gas or discomfort!* With maximum-strength dairy intolerance enzymes, Lacto is packed with powerful enzymes for meals that contain lots of dairy.* It breaks down lactose (dairy sugar), casein (dairy protein) and dairy fats for complete meal digestion.* Grab this one before you dig into that cheese board!

Lypo Gold™ breaks down fatty foods! Enjoy the foods you love and take it daily with each meal to relieve discomfort, for no gas or bloating.* These fat-digestion enzymes are keto-friendly.* They quickly break down all fatty foods, from healthy to greasy ones, along with protein and carbs. Whether you have a gallbladder and not, Lypo Gold has your back!

VeggieGest™ breaks down all vegetables – so you can enjoy the veggies you love! Take daily with each meal to prevent bloat for no gas or discomfort. This whole-food meal enzyme blend actively breaks down the complex carbs in vegetables, grains and legumes to enhance nutrient absorption. It’s great for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as any diet that’s rich in whole foods that are unprocessed.

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