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.
Why Devigest? 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.
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.
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.
Directions: Take 1-2 capsules before meals. Devigest is a 100% natural product used to replace or augment food factors that may be missing from the diet.
Warning: Do not take this product without the consent of your physician if you are currently taking anti-coagulants or if you are pregnant or nursing.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For all conditions or illnesses, see a healthcare professional for a full evaluation, diagnosis or treatment plan.