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Trouble with Gluten

March 2, 2017 by Enzymedica Team
Trouble with Gluten

We love to hear from our family. Whether you have been consistently using Enzymedica products for 17 years or you have recently discovered that you weren’t alone in experiencing the occasional discomfort that can accompany digestive enzyme deficiencies and/or food intolerances. It's a wonderful feeling to know help has arrived!

At Enzymedica we are working off years of scientific studies that provide strong evidence to support the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other natural measures which are vital to maintaining good health. We receive a lot of questions about the numerous products that are available through Enzymedica. This is one question that is on many of our friend’s minds:

What enzymes can help me if I have trouble digesting gluten?

The simple answer would be GlutenEase™ which contains enzymes that can digest gluten. It may be comforting to know that you are not alone. According to a U.S. survey, 1 in every 3 adults is reducing or avoiding gluten consumption. If you haven’t done a Google search yet, Gluten is the main protein complex primarily found in grains including wheat, barley, spelt and rye. Some people have an intolerance to gluten along with casein, a protein found in milk. When these proteins are ingested by intolerant individuals, they can experience gastrointestinal discomfort, especially gas and bloating.

Many try to follow a gluten-free and casein-free diet, by eliminating all products which contain the offending proteins. This can be very difficult and can severely limit your dietary palette, and there are often hidden sources of gluten or casein in foods. Many gluten-free products are available in natural food stores and even in mainstream supermarkets. Some gluten-free grains that can be used as a replacement are amaranth, quinoa, and a variety of rice, such as brown, red, black and wild rice. Obviously. paying attention to food labels is very important when trying to avoid products containing gluten and casein.

Supplemental digestive enzyme preparations can help people tolerate lower levels of gluten and casein intake especially during the initial phase of gluten and/or casein avoidance. GlutenEase combines the Protease Thera-blend™ enzymes (G1) along with dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV). DPP-IV is thought to be one of the key enzymes responsible for the digestion of these proteins and is known to found in lower amounts in the intestinal lining of individuals with gluten sensitivity and intolerance. In fact, there is an inverse relationship between the level of DPP-IV and intestinal damage in people with gluten sensitivity. In other words, the lower the DPP-IV, the more significant the damage to the intestinal lining.

Preparations containing DDP-IV like GlutenEase, are often recommended to safeguard against any hidden sources of gluten. Like Digest Gold and other digestive enzyme preparations from Enzymedica, GlutenEase uses Thera-blend technology. This exclusive process combines multiple stains of enzymes that work in various pH levels.

If you are looking for help digesting gluten, give GlutenEase a try.