Lessen FODMAP worries and digestive discomfort with FODMAP DPE

Given the variety of different foods we eat daily, no one is immune to digestive issues. But FODMAPs, in particular, might be the underlying cause of your unpleasant symptoms.

FODMAPs are a group of short-chain carbohydrates known as fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols frequently linked to digestive problems such as bloating, belching, flatulence, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and diarrhea [1].

Most people experience these types of digestive issues because FODMAP carbohydrates are rapidly fermented by gut bacteria, causing excess gas and bloating.

More specifically, high FODMAP foods are poorly digested or remain undigested as they pass through the gastrointestinal tract, where they undergo fermentation by gut bacteria. This process releases hydrogen—small microorganisms in the intestine called methanogens then use the hydrogen to produce methane [2].

The production of hydrogen and methane may lead to belching, flatulence, and stomach upset. The buildup of partially digested or undigested carbohydrates can also cause damage to the intestinal lining that triggers serious digestive issues, particularly for people with sensitive stomachs [3, 4]. 

To help target digestive problems associated with FODMAP foods, the experts at Arthur Andrew designed FODMAP DPE. This new, exclusive formula contains probiotics that counteract carbohydrate fermentation, along with a full blend of enzymes that promote proper carbohydrate digestion.

Research shows that high FODMAP foods contain one or more of the following types of carbohydrates [4]:

  • Oligosaccharides (e.g., fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes): 0.3 grams of fructans or galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)
  • Disaccharides (e.g., dairy): 4.0 grams of lactose
  • Monosaccharides (e.g., apples, watermelon): 0.2 grams more fructose than glucose
  • Polyols (e.g., asparagus, honey, agave): 0.3 grams of sorbitol or mannitol 

Accordingly, the digestive issues associated with high FODMAP foods are linked to the amount of carbohydrates consumed. Individuals who have trouble digesting FODMAPs often have to reduce their intake of these foods, which can be a challenge when trying to eat a well-balanced diet that includes an array of fresh fruits and vegetables.

For example, vegetables such as garlic and onion are at the top of the high FODMAP list because they contain large fructose molecules called fructans. These molecules are easily fermented by intestinal bacteria and are particularly problematic for people who are prone to digestive issues [4].

Fruits such as apples, grapes, and pears can be problematic too due to their high fructose (sugar) content. Starchy or fiber-rich food such as breads, grains (e.g., wheat, rice), beans, pasta, and nuts are also associated with digestive issues related to their FODMAP profile [4].

To circumvent the frustration caused by trying to maintain a healthy diet while also consuming low FODMAP foods, FODMAP DPE was created with a comprehensive blend of enzymes and probiotics that enhance digestion.

More specifically, the formula contains the following 12 beneficial enzymes to ensure efficient digestion of all FODMAP carbohydrates:

  • Diastase
  • Amylase
  • Maltase
  • Cellulase
  • Beta glucanase
  • Alpha galactosidase
  • Glucoamylase
  • Hemicellulase
  • Invertase
  • Xylanase
  • Lactose
  • Pectinase

Specific enzymes such as alpha-galactosidase break down GOS, and invertase helps digest sucrose. Additional enzymes in FODMAP DPE support the optimal digestion of problematic carbohydrates found in dairy, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and other healthy foods linked to stomach upset [4]. 

This revolutionary formula also contains a powerful probiotic blend of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus clausii. These spore-based probiotics have been clinically proven to target an imbalance of gut bacteria as well as various digestive issues such as abdominal discomfort, gas, and diarrhea [5].

One particular study shows that the use of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus clausii offers people with chronic digestive problems similar health benefits as derived from rifaximin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic for serious intestinal issues, including frequent diarrhea [6]. More specifically, these spore-based probiotics target the harmful buildup of foreign invaders in the gut to a similar degree as certain antibiotics, thereby lessening complications such as cramping, diarrhea, or constipation [6].

These properties are beneficial for people who struggle with FODMAP foods as the accumulation of undigested carbohydrates as well as their rapid fermentation can lead to the overgrowth of harmful invaders in the intestines. Additionally, a separate medical review regarding the benefits associated with these powerful bacterial strains mentions the cost efficacy of being able to take spore-based probiotics as an alternative to certain medications (e.g., rifaximin) for common digestive problems [7].

These clinically proven benefits demonstrate that the probiotics and enzymes in FODMAP DPE were specifically chosen to help people eat a greater variety of FODMAP foods without having to worry about frustrating digestive issues. FODMAP DPE contains two of the most powerful spore-based probiotics that:

  • Assist key enzymes.
  • Promote the growth of good bacteria.
  • Support the optimal balance of gut bacteria.
  • Promote proper digestive function and natural healing of the gut.

No other probiotic-enzyme formula on the market specifically targets FODMAP foods! Start taking FODMAP DPE today for superior gut health support.

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