What are enzymes and how do they work? Enzymes do digestion. They are naturally occurring proteins that speed up reactions. Enzymes act like tiny scissors, cutting up the food we've eaten into smaller components. This helps our body more easily and fully absorb nutrients. Without enough enzymes, our body can struggle to break down troublesome foods, leading to occasional gas, bloating, indigestion and irregularity. With all-natural enzyme supplementation, your body gets an extra boost to the digestive process, helping maximize energy and contributing to whole-body health. What are carbohydrates and why are they hard to digest? Carbohydrates are the main fuel source for our cells and are often found in foods that are rich in the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients necessary for optimal health. However, the complex carbohydrates in these healthy foods; raw vegetables, grains, seeds and beans, are difficult to digest. This leads to them sitting and becoming fermented in the gut, resulting in uncomfortable gas and bloating. Enzymes can help break down these foods before they have the chance to ferment and create these uncomfortable issues. Why are the enzymes in VeggieGest better? VeggieGest contains a blend of twelve different enzymes, ten of which are designed to break down hard-to-digest carbohydrates like fiber and related polysaccharides.* One of the most important enzymes is alpha galactosidase, key in digesting the lectin-sugars in beans, grains and raw vegetables that create digestive discomfort.* On top of that, Enzymedica's proprietary Thera-blend trade technology means that the enzymes found in VeggieGest will work throughout the entire pH spectrum found along your digestive tract. When other brands of enzyme formulas may fall short, in almost all acidic or alkaline environments, VeggieGest will be effective.