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Digestion and Gut Health

Proper digestion is one of the body’s most important physiological functions in maintaining overall health and wellness.  When digestion is incomplete or disordered, food doesn't break down properly – so you can’t get full nutritional value and food that has not been completely digested can contribute to food associated disorders and may also contribute to nutritional deficiency.

Furthermore your gut is inhabited by bacteria; some of it good and some bad. Probiotics are the good bacteria that fight the bad and so are included in this category.

Read more about how digestive enzymes aid digestion below the product listing - just scroll down

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A.Vogel Digestisan.

A.Vogel Digestisan.£4.50  -  £10.50

Licensed herbal remedy  for the relief of indigestion, feelings of fullness & flatulence. 

A.Vogel Molkosan Fruit.

A.Vogel Molkosan Fruit.£7.50

A drink concentrate which offers a tasty way to support healthy digestion.

A.Vogel Molkosan Original Prebiotic.

A.Vogel Molkosan Original Prebiotic.£5.99  -  £12.99

Known to support the growth of good gut bacteria. PREBIOTIC.

BioCare Bio-Carbonate 90

BioCare Bio-Carbonate 90£11.70

BioCare Bio-Carbonate is an alkalising complex health supplement providing carbonates to help maintain the correct pH (acidity) for digestion. 

BioCare Replete Intensive 7 Probiotic Sachets

BioCare Replete Intensive 7 Probiotic Sachets£63.95

Replete Intensive is a professional potency product that contains the unique LAB4 complex of live probiotic bacteria and delivers 130 billion viable cells per sachet.

Floradix Gallexier (250Ml)

Floradix Gallexier (250Ml)£10.95

Aperitif and digestive aid containing artichoke, dandelion, turmeric and other bitter herbs.

Floradix IntestCare (250ml)

Floradix IntestCare (250ml)£14.60

For a healthy digestion and for general well-being and vitality.

Good Health Naturally Protease (180)

Good Health Naturally Protease (180)£31.95

Protease is thought to help in general healing and recovery by dissolving fibrin and giving your immune system a chance to do its job.

Kiki Body Biotics Vegicaps

Kiki Body Biotics Vegicaps£7.83  -  £27.95

Effectively re-populate the intestine with a beneficial balance of friendly bacteria.

Kiki Health Activated Charcoal Powder - 70g

Kiki Health Activated Charcoal Powder - 70g£9.95

Activated charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating.

lamberts Lactase Complex Super Strength 350mg (60)

lamberts Lactase Complex Super Strength 350mg (60)£12.95

Lactase is a digestive enzyme required for the breakdown of the milk sugar lactose.

Lamberts Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Boulardii 300mg (30)

Lamberts Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Boulardii 300mg (30)£11.95

This probiotic yeast maintains and restore the flora in the intestines, Recommended by practitioners.

Nutri Advanced Caricol (20 Stickpacks)

Nutri Advanced Caricol (20 Stickpacks)£21.95

An entirely natural organic product made from the pulp of tree-ripened papaya, to support a healthy digestion.
Nutri Advanced GiSol

Nutri Advanced GiSol£7.90  -  £21.40

Nutri GiSol healrh supplement contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a non-pathogenic yeast which has been shown to support a healthy balance of flora in the gut.

Nutri Advanced Nutrigest 90

Nutri Advanced Nutrigest 90£16.20

Nutrigest is a potent combination of hydrochloric acid (HCl), digestive enzymes and ox bile.

Nutri Advanced probiotic Plus 60 caps

Nutri Advanced probiotic Plus 60 caps£12.55

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium have been complemented by five additional bacterial strains, including L. rhamnosus and L. plantarum.

Solgar Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin Tablets

Solgar Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin Tablets£9.25

Supplement to support stomach aganist acidity

Solgar Comfort Zone Digestive Complex Vegetable Capsules

Solgar Comfort Zone Digestive Complex Vegetable Capsules£19.99

Helps to encourage more efficient and thorough digestion.

Solgar Digestive Enzymes tabs

Solgar Digestive Enzymes tabs£13.99  -  £29.99

Solgar Digestive Enzymes tablets help the digestive breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, starches and fats

Solgar Lactase '3500' 30 Wafers

Solgar Lactase '3500' 30 Wafers£9.99

A chewable digestive aid for dairy foods, natural vanilla flavour.

Solgar Vegan Digestive Enzymes tabs (Chewable)

Solgar Vegan Digestive Enzymes tabs (Chewable)£7.99  -  £27.99

Vegan Digestive Enzymes Chewable tablets.

Thorne Research Bacillus Coagulans

Thorne Research Bacillus Coagulans£43.46

Thorne Bacillus Coagulans supports gastrointestinal health.  

Udo's Choice Digestive Enzymes GOLD

Udo's Choice Digestive Enzymes GOLD£29.99

A blend of 9 plant based digestive enzymes each having a specific action on food

Viridian Complete Fibre Complex with FOS 90 Capsules

Viridian Complete Fibre Complex with FOS 90 Capsules£12.70

Dietary fibres with added prebiotic to encourage friendly bacteria.

Viridian High Potency Digestive Aid Capsules

Viridian High Potency Digestive Aid Capsules£7.75  -  £24.95

To help promote a healthy digestion.

Viridian KiwiZyme 30 Capsules

Viridian KiwiZyme 30 Capsules£20.40

Kiwi fruit extract with Aloe vera and FOS prebiotic.

Viridian Oregon Grape Root 350mg Capsules

Viridian Oregon Grape Root 350mg Capsules£7.70  -  £18.05

Used for stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach upset.

Viridian Organic Digestive Elixir 50ml

Viridian Organic Digestive Elixir 50ml£13.50

Stimulating the digestive system before eating.

Viridian Organic Sage Leaf 400mg Capsules

Viridian Organic Sage Leaf 400mg Capsules£7.30  -  £16.90

Helps alleviate hot flushes & excessive heat from the body.

Viridian Organic Turmeric 400mg Capsules

Viridian Organic Turmeric 400mg Capsules£7.40  -  £17.15

Treatment for poor vision, rheumatic pains, and coughs and to increase milk production.

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Digestive Enzymes - how they aid digestion.

Natural digestive enzymes and emulsifying agents are excellent aids to the digestive and absorption processes. Above is a list of the digestive enzyme Health Supplements on this site.

Proper digestion is one of the body’s most important physiological functions in maintaining overall health and wellness. Maintaining normal digestion aids in proper absorption and elimination.

When digestion is incomplete or disordered, food doesn't break down properly – so you can’t get full nutritional value and food that has not been completely digested can contributing to food associated disorders and may also contribute to nutritional deficiency.

Two important digestive enzymes are extracted from tropical fruits. Papain, from papayas, has a mild, soothing effect on the stomach and helps aid in protein digestion. Bromelain, from pineapple, also helps aid protein digestion.

Amylase digests starch and carbohydrates in foods such as potatoes, rice, cereals, beans and all legumes. Amylase is produced by the salivary glands in the mouth, by the pancreas and by the small intestine. Improper or incomplete digestion of carbohydrates may cause a variety of symptoms such as bloatedness, flatulence, low energy levels and other digestive problems. It may also reduce the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from foods containing carbohydrates.

Lactase has been shown to be effective in breaking down milk sugar (lactose).

Lipase helps to break down fats in the diet to a more assimilable form which can be absorbed by the body (i.e. into glycerol and fatty acids). Lipase is secreted by the pancreas and the small intestine. Supplemental lipase may be helpful when the diet is high in fats, placing a burden on the digestion. Fat-soluble vitamins such as A, E, E and K are absorbed more efficiently from the gut along with dietary fats. Carotenoids such as beta carotene and lycopene are absorbed more efficiently with dietary fats.

Sucrase, maltase and lactase break down complex sugars into simple sugars.