GI Janel Diget B is comprised of a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes along with betaine HCl to support the optimal digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. This product contains the special protease DPP IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV), which aids in the breakdown of the peptides gluteomorphin (from gluten) and casomorphin (from casein). GI Janel Digest B also includes the enzyme lactase, which helps break down the dairy sugar lactose. The use of GI Janel Digest B before meals may be helpful for patients who experience gas and bloating after eating, occasional constipation, or a feeling of fullness after eating only a small quantity of food.
Like GI Janel Digest A, this formula will aid with the acidic phase of digestion which occurs in the stomach. In addition, this formula contains digestive enzymes which work at a higher pH. These digestive enzymes are often deficient or reduced in cases of IBS/SIBO and for some people, adding this support in is all they need to do to eliminate symptoms.
GI Janel Digest B treats the diagnoses of EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) and brush boarder enzyme deficiency.
For example, lactose intolerance is a well-known brush boarder enzyme deficiency. It is the deficiency of a specific enzyme which is produced in the lining of the small intestine. This enzyme is called lactase. Lactase breaks down the lactose sugar in milk products.
There are other deficiencies that are present in SIBO/IBS which make the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins inefficient and can lead to symptoms. So, before someone tells you that you need to take antibiotics to deal with your symptoms, try using one of the GI Janel Digest formulas. If your symptoms get better, then adding this support to the digestive process can allow your body to go back into homeostasis (it’s natural functioning state) and even eliminate unwanted bacteria or yeasts by making the environment hospitable again to digestion.
As the lining of your intestine heals, the cells can again become accommodating to the production of lactase and the enzymes that breakdown carbohydrates. Unless you have a genetically programmed intolerance, your carbohydrate intolerance and lactose intolerance can improve.
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