Body Ecology Assist Enzymes SI (for Small Intestine)
Want to get more out of your meals? Assist SI Is a dietary supplement that maximizes your food’s potential to nourish, energize, and heal. Body Ecology has created a new digestive aid specifically designed to protect and enhance the function of your small intestine.
Assist SI is a super pancreatic enzyme that turns your small intestine into a digestion powerhouse to quickly absorb proteins, fats, and carbohydrates while detoxifying and toning the small intestine, ensuring nutrient-rich blood and happy, healthy cells.
How do you know if you need Assist SI? You may have common symptoms like:
• Abdominal bloating and discomfort an hour or more after a meal
• Undigested food passed into your stool
• Intestinal candida overgrowth
So why is it important to take a pancreatin supplement?
Healthy intestinal function and a balanced intestinal environment are essential to overall health and resistance to disease. But achieving this can be challenging.
The pancreas, a small gland located near the stomach, is responsible for producing digestive enzymes and hormones that regulate blood sugar. Due to diets high in mineral depleted food, cooked food, and sugar and stressful living, the pancreas becomes overtaxed and unable to complete its function.
Assist SI is a pancreatin - a booster blend of naturally occurring pancreatic enzymes. This will provide natural enzymes that your pancreas already produces,which many people are unknowingly deficient in.
Taken with food, pancreatin acts as a digestive enzyme. Taken on an empty stomach, it becomes what is known as a SYSTEMIC ENZYME, working throughout your body and affecting every organ.
As a systemic enzyme, Pancreatin been claimed to help treat:
What Assist–SI will do for you:
Helps digest vital nutrients in your small intestine
Cleanses and detoxifies the small intestine
Assists with digestion of milk proteins in dairy foods
Promotes regular bowel function and elimination of toxins
Maintains a healthy balance of intestinal microflora (beneficial bacteria)
Used as an effective systemic enzyme
Assist–SI contains an assortment of pancreatic enzymes that help facilitate digestion and cleansing. They include:
- Pancreatin—contains the digestive enzymes trypsin, amylase, and lipase.
- Protease—an enzyme that helps break down proteins.
- Amylase—an enzyme that breaks starch down into sugar.
- Lipase—an enzyme that breaks apart fat molecules.
- Papain—an enzyme found naturally in unripe papayas which assists in the breakdown of food.
- Bromelain—a mixture of enzymes found in the juice and stems of pineapples, it assists in the digestion of protein.
- Lipase (alkaline)—an enzyme with an alkaline base that breaks down fats in foods.
- Lipase (acid)—an enzyme with an acid base that breaks down fats in foods.
- Trypsin & Chymotrypsin—these proteases break down proteins into basic amino acids.
- Alpha Galactosidase—an enzyme that helps to break down complex or branching sugars (polysaccharides and oligosaccharides) in foods such as legumes and cruciferous vegetables.
Although your small intestine is something you may not give much thought to, it’s the place where most of the digestion and absorption of your food occurs.
SMALL INTESTINE FACTS:
Between 13 and 20 feet long(if over 5 yrs of age)
Only about 1-1¼ inch in diameter
Surface area covers the size of a tennis court
Responsible for digesting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
Lengthens and loses muscle tone due to aging
The truth is--if your small intestine isn't working, it really doesn't matter what you eat since you won't be getting the nutrients you need and you're not getting the full value from your food, plain and simple.
For so many of us, this means that our commitment to a healthy diet isn't giving us any of the health and wellness payoffs we were hoping for simply because our small intestine isn't in balance.
If the small intestine is NOT functioning optimally, precious nutrients from your food will leave your body in the form of waste.
Many digestive enzyme products only assist the digestive process as it occurs in the stomach. Because ph and acid levels in the stomach are different than those in the small intestine, these products essentially stop working when they enter the small intestine, where the ph level is much higher.
About Body Ecology, the company
After years of extensive study, Body Ecology founder Donna Gates created a back-to-basics approach to restoring health and vitality by understanding the invaluable balance of the human body's "inner ecology".
Donna Gates is a respected authority in the field of digestive health, diet, and nutrition. Donna coined the phrase “inner ecosystem” to describe the network of microbes that maintain our basic physiological processes from digestion to immunity.
In her 30s, Donna began searching for answers to lifetime of health issues. Several years of research and examination of her own diet led her to slowly heal from years of sensitivity and infection. She replaced her standard American diet with one rich in probiotics and fermented foods and beverages. Donna decided to put together everything she had learned into a book that would be easy for others to follow, and the Body Ecology Diet was born. Through Body Ecology, Donna is able to bring the best of medical science, naturopathy, and ancient Chinese medicine together so that everyone can access her system of health and healing.
Body Ecology offers products geared to one fundamental law of nature: the fact that our digestive systems are intimately linked to our immune, endocrine, circulatory and central nervous systems. Profoundly affecting all these interlocking systems is an amazing world of benevolent bacteria: the microscopic “good guys” that must be present in your intestines for you to be healthy.
Often forgotten or unconsidered, probiotics and enzymes are crucial to a healthy and efficient internal system. When this system is out of balance, a host of medical issues and conditions can arise.
Body Ecology's products are all designed to help cultivate, nourish, cleanse and repair the body's abundant inner ecosystem.
The Body Ecology system of health and healing is comprised of three simple dietary principals that can have a profound impact on how you feel:
• The addition of cultured foods to your diet
• Changing the quality of fats and oils you consume
• Drastically reducing your intake of carbohydrates and sugars
Body Ecology products are designed to restore your system’s harmony through effective nutritional therapy.
More about Donna’s contributions: Donna’s groundbreaking work has been instrumental in transforming the natural foods industry. Donna first introduced the natural sweetener stevia to the US in 1994. Her dedication to educating society on the value of coconut oil has turned the once-demonized ingredient into one promoted by holistic doctors and medical doctors alike.
Donna is also a key figure in the autism movement, working with doctors in the field who view her diet as instrumental in the treatment of the disorder.
Donna has certified hundreds of “Body Ecologists”, who passionately spread her teachings throughout the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.