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Extra Strength Formula for Gluten & Casein Digestion
Gluten Relief® is specially formulated with DPP-IV activity to support digestion of gluten and casein-rich foods*
The powerful digestive formula contains enzymes that support carbohydrate and sugar digestion, given that foods characterized by their gluten content, such as breads and pasta, are also carbohydrate heavy.*
Gluten and Casein in Foods
Gluten digestion is challenging for many people. Gluten is a starch-protein present in most grains and processed foods. Similarly, casein is a protein found in most dairy products which can be difficult to digest, causing discomfort.
Maintaining a gluten-free and/or casein-free (GFCF) diet is the primary way people address digestive issues. However, trace amounts of these proteins can be found in many foods, making avoidance nearly impossible and allowing problems to persist. Foods with hidden gluten can be a problem for unsuspecting and discerning gluten-free dieters.
The underlying issue for people suffering from gluten and casein intolerance is their body’s inherent enzymes do not have the capacity to digest the offending substances. Incomplete digestion of these proteins may create digestive discomfort or nutrient deficiencies.
Scientists theorize that humans still have not caught up genetically with the introduction of grains to the diet that began nearly 10,000 years ago. Fortunately, advances in biotechnology are striving to bridge that gap.
Gluten Relief for Full-Spectrum Protein Digestion
Gluten Relief contains DPP-IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV), an enzyme complex which specifically supports gluten and casein digestion. Our formula includes five additional proteases, each with a specific and unique digesting activity that complements DPP-IV for complete protein digestion. Amylases, lactase and lipase complete Gluten Relief for overall digestive support.*
Gluten Relief is designed with powerful proteases to support protein digestion.* Proteins like gluten and casein are large, complex molecules with thousands of amino acid sequences folded and coiled within the molecule, much like a ball of yarn. Without sufficient and specific enzymes to break them down, amino acid bonds within these large proteins can remain inaccessible to enzymes, ultimately resulting in a protein that is only partially degraded.
Improper digestion of carbohydrates is often associated with gluten digestion issues. Gluten Relief includes two types of amylase, as well as glucoamylase and cellulose, to support sugar and carbohydrate digestion.*
Avoiding gluten and casein in food and everyday products can be difficult. Even while maintaining a GFCF lifestyle, many products can be hidden sources of these proteins and cause problems.
Gluten Relief can be used in conjunction with a GFCF diet to support digestion of hidden gluten and casein. Gluten Relief is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula with DPP-IV activity designed to support overall digestion.*
"I don't eat gluten but if I am out at a restaurant and there is a chance of cross contamination or I may have a bit of something, I always have these with me. My body does not digest it well (no I don't have gluten intolerance) but I feel better without eating it. Though it's life and it happens so I make sure I am prepared. I take about 4 before or with a meal containing gluten."
*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.
Reference:1) Frontier in Human NeuroScience “Gluten- and casein-free dietary intervention for autism spectrum conditions” Paul Whiteley, Paul Shattock, […], and Malcolm Hooper fromhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3540005/