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5 Symptoms that You Need Digestive Enzymes

Digesting our food is something we all take for granted. The truth is that digestion is a key factor in maintaining good health.

One of the many reasons that people develop digestive symptoms and possibly serious illness is that our digestion is out of balance.

What does that have to do with Digestive Enzymes?

Our digestive enzymes are the work horses that help us break down our food.

Unfortunately, as we age our digestive enzymes start to deplete.

Did you Know?

  • After the age of 40 our pancreas secretes smaller amounts, about 25% less enzymes.
  • By the age of 70 we may only be producing one third of the amount of enzymes that we need.

Why do we need Enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are typically secreted by our pancreas to break down the nutrients in our food.

Enzymes are also found in the foods we eat.

Unfortunately, its not as easy as it sounds.


When foods are processed and cooked they are stripped of their naturally occurring enzymes.

Our pancreas doesn’t always cooperate and produce enough enzymes that are needed.

This results in a number of symptoms.

Here are 5 symptoms that are often associated with not having enough Digestive Enzymes:

  • Gas and bloating after meals
  • The sensation that we feel full after eating a few bites of food
  • Undigested food in our stool
  • Stool changes, like floating stools or fat floats
  • Digestive Disorders like IBS, colitis, Crohn’s, acid reflux, and lactose intolerance

Here’s where enzymes comes into play. If our body is not digesting properly and assimilating all the nutrients we take in, we simply don’t receive all the necessary benefits we could be.

Supplementing with digestive enzymes will help if you are experiencing any one of these symptoms.

Eating a healthy diet is not always easy and maybe not the most economical.

However, we make this a priority because it’s important to nourish ourselves with all the vitamins and nutrients that a balanced, possibly plant based diet offers.

We can help our body process food, reduce our discomfort and allow us to reap all the nutritional benefits from our diet.

How can we benefit from digestive enzymes?

  • Helps food digest
  • Increases nutrients absorbed into the body
  • Helps our foods to be used as fertilizer for our gut bacteria
  • Kicks our digestion into high gear to deal with processed foods and foods which may cause inflammation

A 2016 study conducted by National Center for Biotechnology Information tells us that enzyme replacement for those suffering with digestive disorders such as Crohn’s is a possible therapeutic option.

Both enzyme therapy and probiotics offer an advantage to the management of such disorders.

PerfectPass Digestive EnzymesWe offer many different enzymes but the one that stands out to be different from the others is Perfect Pass Digestive Enzyme formula.

Why is Perfect Pass Digestive Enzyme Different?

It contains ox bile.

This is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the bile from oxen.

Ox bile is chemically similar to our own bile, and our bodies have no trouble using it alongside our own bile for the exact same purpose.

What are the benefits of ox bile?

Bile is what your body produces to help you digest the fats you eat. Ordinarily, your liver excretes the bile, then stores it in your gallbladder to use later. The bile helps breakdown the fats you consume allowing your body to absorb fat soluble nutrients.

If you’re deficient in bile, you may not be properly digesting fats which can lead to feeling constipated.

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Perfect Pass New Products are Here

Perfect Pass is pleased to offer two new products to aid in our gut health: Perfect Pass Digestive Enzymes and Perfect Pass Immune Support Capsules

Perfect Pass 2 Pack Digestive Enzyme and Immune Support CapsulesThink of your gut and immune system like “Best Friends”.

They work together to keep you healthy. You can’t have a healthy immune system without a healthy gut. Why? you ask. Well, 80% of our immune system resides in our gut.

After years of treating clients with chronic gut problems and  the diseases that stem from gut problems we decided we needed to do more. That’s why we’re so excited to offer these two new products because when used together they will work synergistically.

It is our goal to bring you a complete and supportive care system to re-establish the ecology and health of your gut, heal your digestive system and support your body’s immune system. These 2 supplements are the perfect complement to Perfect Pass Prebiotic and Perfect Pass Probiotic.

Digestive Enzymes: How will they benefit you?

PerfectPass Digestive EnzymesIt’s pretty simple.

By taking the digestive enzymes before a meal they will aid in breaking down your food. This helps your body absorb the nutrients it needs.

More good news.

Our Perfect Pass Digestive Enzymes can be taken between meals to balance the gut and reduce inflammation.

This provides a healthy environment for your gut bacteria to flourish and actually allows your gut to heal.  Click here to read more about  enzymes.

Why Immune Support Capsules?


PerfectPass Immune Support Formula 360 CapsOur Immune Support capsules contain all the vitamins and minerals your body needs from organic food sources.

In addition, the herbal blend included in the formula consists of over 15 herbs derived from roots, leafs and berries which support the immune system, lower inflammation levels and strengthen digestion.

When you can’t eat the way you would like to, Perfect Pass Immune Support capsules will fill in with exactly what you need. Click here to read more about this effective Immune Support Formula.

Can you have one without the other?

Yes you can. However, since your immune system lives mostly within your gut it makes a whole lot of sense to keep these systems in balance. If your immune system is strengthened but yet you still lack a decent amount of friendly gut bacteria the effects will not be as plentiful and long term.

The best way to keep your body in a  constant state of health is to start with your gut.

First, build up your friendly bacteria. Seek out foods with natural probiotics or take a probiotic supplement. Next, strengthen and multiply those friendly guys with a fiber rich diet or a prebiotic supplement. Once these steps are in place strengthen your immune system and increase your depleted enzymes.

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Why are Enzymes so Important?

Why are Digestive Enzymes so ImportantMy patients often ask me, ‘Why are Enzymes so Important’? “Why is that I never had these problem before when I was younger?”  Why is it that since I had that bout of stomach flu, I still have gas and bloating? I’ll tell you why.

Digestion begins with the Senses

Did you know that digestion begins not in the stomach, but with the senses? Actually, just seeing and smelling food sends signals to the brain that trigger a number of events. First of all, there is an increase in salivation. Then the enzymes, amylase and lipase flood into the mouth. Amylase is actually a family of related proteins and they help to begin the process of breaking down carbohydrates. Lipase, on the other hand starts to break down fats into their simpler components.

Here’s what happens. The process of chewing serves to actually break food down, making sure that there is an efficient chemical and enzymatic disassembly of food. As chewing continues, the smaller bites of food are moistened, infused with enzymes and swallowed, helped by muscular contractions of the esophagus and then passes into the stomach.

Once the food reaches the stomach, it is combined with gastric acid, mainly consisting of hydrochloric acid. The main cells in the stomach releases pepsin and degrades food proteins into peptides at the same time that more digestive enzymes are added to the mix. These are the enzymes that selectively break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats prior to transporting this content into the small intestine.

This is where the main part of digestion and absorption takes place. One important fact to add….the stomach also releases a compound called intrinsic factor. It is this intrinsic factor that allows the absorption of vitamin B12 later on in the digestive process.

Once in the small intestine, extra digestive enzymes that include trypsin, chymotrypsin and pancreatin continue to break down the food. These enzymes are either produced by the intestinal lining or may be released into the gut by the pancreas. These enzymes are critical in extracting nutrients from the food.

Pancreatin, is almost the most important of all. It is a mixture of a number of different enzymes usually released by the pancreas when food is present. Pancreatin contains enzymes like proteases which helps break down proteins into amino acids. That’s why in our newly released and unique Perfect Pass Digestive Enzyme, Pancreatin makes up a significant proportion of the formula.

Other important digestive components are:

  • lactase to help the body to break down lactose (milk sugar) from dairy products;
  • papain from papaya, to help with protein digestion; and
  • cellulase which aids to prevent the development of a rather rare condition known as gastric phytobezoar, that may result in a blockage in the gastrointestinal system.

We can’t leave out the importance of liver function. The liver produces bile that is stored in the gallbladder and it’s released when fats are present. It’s the bile that helps emulsify fats, permitting the fats to be broken down by enzymes. This process is very important for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K.

The Importance of Enzymes with regard to Malnutrition and Aging

Its apparent that there is a complex series of events involved in breaking food down to its constituent of sugars, amino acids, and fatty acids. These constituents are readily absorbed through the lining of the small intestine and transported into the bloodstream. The nutrients are then passed along to the liver, where filtration occurs, toxins are inactivated and removed, and final processing happens.

So you can see that enzymes play an integral role in this complex process. Unfortunately, many adults don’t have enough enzymes.

When we’re young, our digestive enzymes are able to easily break down ingested food into vital proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. This provides optimal nutritional value to the body. However, as we age and also as a result of illnesses we may have had, the body’s digestive functions start to deteriorate.

This results in a variety of symptoms like gas and bloating. It can also cause food to only be partially digested. Sometimes nutritional deficiencies or even inflammatory conditions result because of inadequate enzyme activity.

This can often be traced back to diet, food choices and how we prepare our food. Natural enzymes are readily found in raw fruits and vegetables. However, the moment we cook our food, we destroy the natural enzymes.

We also know now that the amount of enzymes produced by the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine declines with age.

That’s why older people often suffer with poor digestion, decreased nutrient absorption, and a lessening of intestinal motility. These all contribute in one way or another to variety of complaints like problems with increased gas and bloating, problems eliminating, and even malnutrition.

As early as 1999 – double blind research verified that supplementing with digestive enzymes is very effective.

Taking digestive enzyme supplements ensure a healthy breakdown and assimilation of food. Not only do they help with the breakdown of food, but they also play other imprtant roles.

Yes, now we are fortunate to have advanced enzyme formulas that make it possible to protect the body against systemic inflammation and also improve digestive function, prevent gastric distress, speeding up healing after surgery and even curbing malnutrition that often occurs in the elderly

In conclusion, there is another very important consideration. That is auto immune disease. In autoimmune diseases we find that immune complexes, which are large groups of antigens (molecules that trigger immune responses) and antibodies (immune proteins that neutralize foreign invaders), lock together in a tangled mesh.

They cause damage when they deposit in tissue. We are led to believe that they play a role in immune system diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Now we are looking in to the fact that supplementing with enzymes can have immunomodulatory activity and thus play a role in reducing the incidence of these immune complexes.

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