This episode features Scott Jessen, Director of Product Development, and Terri Tennant, CEO of Tennant Products, where they delve into the fascinating world of gut health and the incredible impact of digestive enzymes.
This thought-provoking discussion explores the connections between gluten enzymes and their pivotal role in combating digestive issues like leaky gut, brain fog, and migraines. We shed light on the significance of digestive enzymes in the intricate process of breaking down nutrients and proteins and how they play a crucial role in maintaining overall well-being.
We also unravel the effects of pesticides on our gut bacteria and their potential consequences on our health. Join us as we demystify the complex world of gut health, from understanding leaky gut to the gut-brain connection. Learn how digestive enzymes can unlock the path to optimal health, ensuring your body receives the essential nutrients it needs to thrive.
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With 27 enzymes, including the DPP-IV enzyme to help digest gluten, Dr. Tennant's® Digestive Enzyme Formula helps breakdown hard to digest foods like proteins, dairy, grains, and more.
FAQs Digestive Enzymes
Q1 Should I take Digestive Enzymes with Restore?
Dr. Tennant’s Restore contains vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the most bioactive (easiest for the body to absorb) forms. Dr. Tennant’s Digestive Enzymes are designed to supplement the enzymes required to break down food and assist in proper digestion. Digestive Enzymes do not need to be taken with Dr. Tennant’s Restore, however if mixing the Restore in a smoothie or shake, Digestive Enzymes will help in the proper digestion of other items mixed with Restore.
Q2 How long do I need to take Digestive Enzymes?
The modern diet consists of predominantly enzyme-deficient cooked foods. Supplementation with enzymes replaces those lost in cooking and enhances the enzymes found in raw foods. As there are many different stresses that cause digestive enzymes to replicate, it is recommended that Dr. Tennant’s Digestive Enzymes be taken as suggested on the label unless otherwise instructed by a healthcare practitioner.
Q3 When Should I take Digestive Enzymes? How much do I take?
Dr. Tennant’s recommendation for Digestive Enzymes is to take 1 capsule for smaller meals or snacks, and 2-3 capsules for larger meals with foods that may be more difficult to digest (dairy, gluten, broccoli, etc.). It is also suggested that Digestive Enzymes be consumed with food. Click here to download our Digestive Enzyme User Guide.
Q4 How long does the capsule take to break down?
The typical time for a vegetable cellulose capsule to completely digest varies from 15 to 30 minutes depending on each person’s digestion rate.
Q5 Are there any products that should not be taken with Digestive Enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are designed to enhance the performance of digestion through the digestive tract and are designed to be taken with food. Please consult your healthcare practitioner for advice regarding medication and interactions with digestive enzymes.
Q6 Do Digestive Enzymes need to be refrigerated?
Digestive Enzymes do not require refrigeration, however, they will be best preserved if kept refrigerated as they are biologically active.
Q7 Why can’t Digestive Enzymes be part of Restore?
Digestive Enzymes are stored in a separate container as the very nature of the enzymes to break down substances for easier digestion. Storing Digestive Enzymes with Restore would allow the enzymes to break down Restore prematurely.
Q8 Are Digestive Enzymes vegetarian?
No. Dr. Tennant’s Digestive Enzymes contain pancreatin and ox bile, both animal products to aid in digestion.
Q9 What makes them non vegetarian?
There are bovine and porcine products in digestive enzymes. Pancreatin (comes from the pancreas of a pig), ox bile is the other significant animal product in this capsule.
Q10 Are Digestive Enzymes appropriate for children?
Dr. Tennant does not recommend Digestive Enzymes for children as studies have shown that children tend to not need digestive enzymes. For specific inquiries, please consult the advice of your child’s practitioner.