Resolve digestive complaints with just one capsule of Devigest ADS.
Devigest is more powerful and concentrated than its earlier predecessors. Just one capsule with meals can ease the digestion of even the most troublesome of foods. Now more powerful and concentrated, Devigest can support reduced food irritations and sensitivities as well as reduce occasional abdominal gas and bloating. Devigest now contains a highly potent Peptidase with 500 units of DPP-IV activity per serving. Peptidase breaks down gluten and casein, two digestive irritants. Many formulas today have begun to utilize this amazing enzyme, but rarely is it incorporated in a broad spectrum blend, which leaves many formulas incomplete. Devigest is a complete and broad spectrum formula, making the need for supplementing other digestive enzyme products obsolete.
Devigest also includes Alpha Galactosidase which is the active ingredient in the ever-popular product Beano®. Our bodies lack the enzymes that are responsible for breaking down certain carbohydrates in the small intestine. This causes improperly digested food to enter the large intestine where bacteria then begin to break it down, creating large amounts of gas which can lead to flatulence, abdominal bloating and digestive discomfort. Unlike many other gas medicines, Alpha Galactosidase can help prevent gas before it starts by breaking down the complex carbohydrates found in gassy foods into simpler, more easily digestible sugars.
A similar phenomenon occurs with those that experience digestive distress when comsuming dairy foods. Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down lactose, which is milk sugar found in most dairy products. Lactose intolerance is the result of lacking the essential enzyme Lactase. Devigest now contains 444% more lactase than its predecessor per serving allowing those with lactose intolerance to enjoy dairy foods without the digestive distress.
Proper digestion is a prerequisite for optimal health. Unless digestive physiology is in order, no other self-regulating or self-healing systems are able to perform in normal states. Devigest ADS serves not only in the aiding of the digestive process as a whole, but also therapeutic applications. Too often insufficient digestive enzyme production is overlooked as the culprit of indigestion and other digestive compliactions. Gas, bloating, incomplete digestion, and abdominal discomfort can play a part in the everyday life of many individuals. Properly digested foods add nutrients to our bodies, provide energy, and provide support to the countless other processes that are vital for proper human function. Supplementing with a high-quality digestive enzyme like Devigest ADS may be the answer to many of these concerns.
*Beano is a registered trademark of Block Drug Company Inc.
It is important to note that lactose intolerance is different than a dairy allergy. Lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize the milk sugar known as lactose. This occurs due to a lack of lactase in the digestive system, which is the enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose. Studies have shown that the majority of adults experience a decrease in lactase activity as they age. When the body is deficient in lactase, the lactose passes directly into the colon intact, allowing for fermentation to occur. The fermentation process produces gases which can cause abdominal symptoms such as bloating, gas, cramps and diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating and vary by individual and the type/quantity of dairy foods consumed. Devigest contains a highly potent lactase enzyme to assist the body with digesting foods high in lactose. When taking lactase-digesting enzymes like those in Devigest, you should take them with the first bite of the dairy product for maximum efficacy. Taking them too soon or too far after consuming dairy reduces lactase’s ability to interact with the lactose within the digestive tract.
Gluten sensitivity is a common, digestive complaint that is now thought to impact 1 in every 133 people in the U.S. alone.
People who suffer from a gluten sensitivity are unable to eat foods containing gluten commonly found in foods made with wheat. Gluten proteins are found in the grains of rye and wheat. In individuals who have sensitivities, gluten proteins trigger a reaction that can cause digestive distress. Symptoms of gluten sensitivities include diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, weight loss, malabsorption, chronic fatigue, etc. It is important to note that gluten sensitivity is different from Celiac disease, which can be fatal for those ingesting gluten.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Devigest?
Devigest ADS 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 digestive enzymes, supporting balanced digestion and complete food assimilation. 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 a higher potency of 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 sensitivities 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 specific digestive irritants like lactose and gluten.
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, and abdominal discomfort. These symptoms are common indicators that one may benefit from supplementation of a digestive enzyme. However, 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, gluten, legumes and food additives. Devigest also includes an alkalization formula for optimal enzymatic activity.
Is Devigest safe?
No serious or adverse side effects have been reported from taking digestive enzymes such as Devigest. Clinical studies have shown that even extremely large doses of these enzymes are not toxic.
When is the best time to take Devigest?
For best results, take the product immediately prior to eating, or with your first bite. Devigest can also be taken after meals to alleviate digestive complications such as gas, bloating and indigestion.
Can I take Devigest with other supplements?
Devigest can be used safely with other dietary supplements.
How long does it take for Devigest to work?
The effects of digestive enzymes can be felt fairly quickly when taken after meals for symptoms of indigestion such as bloating or abdominal discomfort. When taking the product with meals containing foods that typically cause indigestion, the product should help alleviate the onset of these symptoms by assisting the body's digestive process.
A proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple. Bromelain attacks the long chain polypeptides of proteins ingested, breaking them down into shorter chain peptides, which are then able to be broken down further by other enzymes.
A proteolytic enzyme that is capable of digesting a broad range of proteins; protease is responsible for digesting the bulk of ingested proteins and is one of the three enzymes found in our body’s natural pancreatic juices. Devigest contains a blend of proteases to broaden the pH range of the product.
A proteolytic enzyme responsible for completing the digestion of peptides to basic amino acids. Dipeptidyl Peptidase is primarily responsible for the breakdown of gluten which is found in food items made from grains such as wheat or rye.
The primary enzyme used in popular gas-relief products, alpha galactosidase is an enzyme responsible for breaking down complex sugars into simple sugars. This allows for certain foods such as cruciferous vegetables and legumes to be more easily digested.
An enzyme which partially breaks starch down into maltose; amylase is naturally excreted from the pancreas and saliva.
Triggers the breakdown of fat into fatty acids. Lipase is the third enzyme that is found in our body’s natural pancreatic juices along with protease and amylase.
Converts starch into sugar like amylase, but is most active in a highly acidic pH. The inclusion of this component allows for many sugars to be broken down prior to exiting the stomach.
The enzyme responsible for the hydrolysis of the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose.
An enzyme that digests cellulose, or plant fiber. Most animals (including humans) do not produce cellulase naturally and are therefore unable to use most of the energy contained in plant material.
An enzyme with the ability to digest artificial food dyes and preservatives, and is usually lacking in other digestive formulas.
Derived from the papaya, papain hydrolyzes protein peptides into basic amino acids.
Potassium and Calcium Bicarbonates
Nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract are absorbed most efficiently when the environment is alkaline (pH over 7). Bicarbonates help to alkalize the digestive tract, allowing for optimal absorption of nutrients and can also ease the symptoms of indigestion when taken after meals.
Breaks down hemicellulose, a type of polysaccharide that is more complex than simple sugar and present along with cellulose in all plant cell walls.