Plant-Based Digestive Enzyme Formula
Similase is a highly concentrated plant digestive enzyme 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 individuals and provides balanced support for the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
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.
Contains artichoke which helps to support digestion and intestinal health.
Tested on animals?
Vegan or vegetarian?
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Not recommended for individuals with gastritis or ulcers.
If taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.
If you are allergic to the daisy family (Ateracaeae/Compositae family) please do not take this product.
Keep in a cool dry place, tightly capped.
Each capsule typically contains:
Enzyme Blend providing:
Protease 41000 HUT(1)
Amylase 16000 USP(2)
Cellulase 175 CU(1)
Lipase 1050 LU(3)
Phytase 0.85 PU(4)
Lactase 800 LacU(5)
Sucrase 150 INVU(1)
Maltase 16050 DP(1)
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) extract 100 mg
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.
Magnesium stearate (vegetable)
1-2 capsules taken at the beginning of each meal, for an average total intake of 6
capsules daily, or as directed.