Similase Vegetarian Digestive Enzyme Formula 180 Caps
Similase is a highly concentrated plant enzyme digestive formula that is stable and active from the acid environment of the stomach to the alkaline environment of the small intestine (pH2-12). Derived from natural sources, this formula is well tolerated in sensitive conditions and provides balanced support for the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Each capsule typically contains: Proprietary Enzyme Blend providing:
Protease Amylase Cellulase Lipase Phytase Lactase Sucrase Maltase
328 mg 41000 HUT(1) 16000 USP(2)
175 CU(1) 1050 LU(3) 0.85 PU(4)
150 INVU(1) 16050 DP(1)
1) By Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) 2) By USP XXI method. 3) By Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP) method. 4) By phytic acid method. 5) By FCC III method.
Microcrystalline cellulose Vegetable capsule
Magnesium stearate (vegetable)
Enzymes are necessary for the digestion of large molecule macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) into small molecules that may be absorbed.
Protease breaks down proteins into absorbable peptides and amino acids. Lipase breaks down triglycerides into absorbable free fatty acids and glyercol.
Only monosaccharides can be absorbed by the intestine. Starches and dissacharides must be broken down into single sugar units before being absorbed. Amylase breaks down starch. Maltase, lactase and sucrase break down the dissacharides maltose (malt sugar), lactose (milk sugar) and sucrose (table sugar) into monosaccharides for absorption.
Cellulase and phytase break down cellulose and phytates which can bind essential minerals and other nutrients, preventing their absorption.
Directions – 1-2 capsules taken at the beginning of each meal, for an average total intake of 6 capsules daily, or as directed.
Not recommended for individuals with gastritis or ulcers.
Safe for lactose intolerant individuals, but should be avoided by those with a true dairy allergy.
If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.