Dr Mercola Digestive Enzymes - 30 capsules Here are some of the ingredients you will find in Dr Mercola Digestive Enzymes and how they will help your body to absorb and properly digest food so you get the best out of your day to day nutrition: Digestion Booster #1* Bromelain An entirely natural mixture of proteolytic enzymes and supporting substances. Digestion Booster #2* Papain Papain is another natural, plant-derived proteolytic enzyme from papaya. Like its cousin bromelain, papain has been used safely and effectively for centuries. With bromelain and papain taking care of the protein in your food, you'll also need something to help break down the other components of your diet* Digestion Booster #3* Amylase The amylase in Digestive Enzymes takes care of breaking down long-chain carbohydrates, such as starch or glycogen (the energy-storage molecule in animal tissue)* Once these molecules have been split apart, the individual pieces can be absorbed by the small intestine*First, without proper digestion of long-chain carbohydrates, you won't have access to all the energy that's locked in the food you're eating. Secondly, if you're not adequately processing these large carbohydrate molecules, flatulence (passing gas) is one common result* Digestion Booster #4* Alpha Galactosidase To help you break down the carbohydrates that might be resistant to amylase, I've added alpha-galactosidase to Digestive Enzymes*Alpha-galactosidase has a special ability to attack the carbohydrate chains found in legumes - beans, peas, and lentils - and other "gassy" vegetables* But excess gas won't be as much of a problem for you when you're taking Digestive Enzymes* Each capsule contains a substantial 100 AGSU of alpha-galactosidase, with far higher enzyme activity than in many similar products* Digestion Booster #5* Ox Bile Bile is manufactured in your liver, and then stored in your gall bladder until it's ready to be squirted into the intestine to aid fat digestion. In order to safely and effectively supplement your liver's natural production, ox bile has been used for many years as a food supplement*Ox bile contains the lipase enzymes you need to break down dietary fat* In addition, it includes other substances that help emulsify the fat into small, easily-absorbed micro-droplets* Without this emulsification, the fat from your food may glob together in big blobs and be difficult to process. Directions for use: Take one tablet of Dr Mercola Digestive Enzymes at the beginning of your largest meal of the day, thought you can take it up to 3 times per day - one with each mean - if needed. If you are nursing, pregnant or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product. *These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.