NOW Super Enzymes are a comprehensive blend of enzymes that support healthy digestive functions. Bromelain, Ox Bile, Pancreatin and Papain have been formulated to optimize the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and protein for maximum assimilation.
Supports healthy digestion
Breaks down Fats, Carbs & Protein
Optimizes Nutrient Uptake
Directions: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily with or immediately before a meal/food. swallow whole. do not crush or chew. use the smallest effective dose which controls symptoms. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Carbohydrates can be broken down into three categories: sugar, starch, and fibre. Of these, sugars are the easiest for the body to use for fuel, starch takes a little work but can also be broken down and used for fuel, but fibre is not broken down by the body or used as fuel. So why is it so important for our health?
Fibre is what keeps our digestion moving. There are two types of fibre. Soluble, which binds with water to create a gel-like substance (think of it like oatmeal), and insoluble, which is the “roughage” portion found mostly in skins and seeds of plants (think of it like celery)1.
Insoluble fibre’s most important role is to promote bowel regularity. It does this by providing bulk to the stool, which keeps waste moving through the digestive tract1. Without it, digestion slows down, we reabsorb too much water from the stool, and we get constipated.
Regular bowel movements are essential for the elimination of toxins from the body. We should be havingat leastone fully evacuated, easy-to-pass bowel movement daily. Constipation causes autointoxication, where metabolites are reabsorbed from the colon back into the blood stream, leading to a build-up of harmful toxins in the body. Constipation can also lead to hemorrhoids, abdominal pain and damage to the bowel, and autointoxication can cause fatigue, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, and low mood2.
Insoluble fibre is also important for keeping us full after eating because it takes up space in the digestive system. It curbs cravings and promotes feelings of satiety to help us maintain a healthy weight1.
Canadian guidelines recommend that women have 25g of fibre daily and men aim for 38g of fibre, but most people are getting less than half of their daily recommended intake. Part of the problem is a misconception of which foods contain the most fibre. The biggest misconceptions are with veggies and fruits: they are part of a healthy diet, but they don’t have as much fibre as we think they do! For example, one cup of spinach has 0.7g of fibre, and one apple has 3g of fibre. There is much more fibre found in seeds and skins of foods, for example 1 Tbsp of chia seeds has a whopping 5.5g of fibre.
Fibre is an integral part of a healthy diet, but it can be challenging to get enough from the diet alone. DAILY FIBRE BLEND provides healthy boost of fibre that can be easily added to meals and snacks. It contains 3g of fibre per serving, and is non-GMO, Certified Organic, and free from additives. DAILY FIBRE BLEND promotes bowel health and regularity, keeps us feeling satiated, and is a source of antioxidants to protect cells from damage.
Fibre is the part of plant material that our bodies can’t break down and use as a fuel source, but it plays a very important role in our digestive pathway and is crucial to our overall health. There are two types of fibre: soluble and insoluble.
Insoluble fibre does not completely break down and is left intact as “roughage” as it moves through the digestive tract. Think of it like the fibrous parts of celery.
Soluble fibre, as the name suggests, dissolves in water and it becomes a gel-like substance in our digestive system. It is found in beans, seeds, lentils, oats, barley and some fruits and vegetables. Think of it like the sticky consistency of oatmeal: the gel-like matrix slows digestion to provide a variety of health benefits.
Weight management: Keeps us feeling full for longer to curb appetite, reduce sugar cravings, and prevent some fats from being absorbed1.
Lowers cholesterol: Reduces the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed from food and helps the body to eliminate cholesterol through the colon1.
Stabilizes blood sugar: Slows down the speed at which we break down and absorb sugars, preventing a dramatic spike and crash of blood sugar, and instead slowly and evenly releasing sugars into the bloodstream. This reduces our risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and also helps us maintain energy and mental clarity throughout the day1.
Reduces heart disease risk: lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar and assisting with weight management contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease3.
Promotes healthy gut flora: Acts as a food source to healthy bacteria in the colon, helping to nourish a healthy gut environment1.
According to Canadian guidelines, women need 25g of fibre per day and men need 38g per day, with 25% of this coming from soluble fibre. However, the typical North American diet contains less than half the daily recommended intake of fibre2. Even if we are aware of benefits and sources of fibre in the diet, it is still challenging to get enough each day.
SOLUBLE FIBRE BLEND provides 5 grams of soluble fibre from a Certified Organic, non-GMO blend of Baobab and Acacia fibres that help to manage weight, lower cholesterol, reduce heart disease risk, and promote healthy digestion. It does not contain artificial sweeteners, colours, sugars, or additives, and is less likely to cause constipation than psyllium-containing formulas. SOLUBLE FIBRE BLEND provides a natural food source of fibre in an easy to consume form that helps us to supplement our daily soluble fibre intake.
Perfect Probiotic™ Adults 50+ 50 Billion is specially formulated with a higher ratio of Bifidobacteria probiotic strains to support the digestive health of Adults 50+. Featuring 8 probiotic strains to support your entire digestive tract in a delayed release vegetable capsule. Plus, it's part of the world's first TRU-ID® certified probiotic family; guaranteed to include every species on the label.
50 Billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) guaranteed to expiry
HIgher ratio of Bifidobacteria probiotic strains to suppor the intestinal & digestive health of Adults 50+
Gluten Free & Vegan
Fridge & Shelf Stable
Could promote a favourable gut flora
TRU-ID® Certified - to guarantee the presence of every probiotic species
GUT-FX is the ultimate formula to repair your intestinal tract lining, heal inflammation, support healthy gut flora, and restore your gut health.
Gut health is the foundation of our overall health. Our digestive system allows us to break down and absorb nutrients (and energy) from food and eliminate toxins from the body. It is also the control centre of our immune system, and produces many of our hormones including serotonin and dopamine, which impact our mood, sleep, appetite and the nervous system.
The gut lining is like a neighbourhood made up of houses along a street. If we have a good neighbourhood, there are people living in each home who take care of their yards and go to work to contribute to society as a whole. Cars may drive down the street in this neighbourhood, but they only pull into driveways and enter homes if they’re invited guests.
A healthy digestive tract is very similar! There are single cells lining the digestive tract, populated by beneficial gut bacteria that ensure the gut lining functioning in a healthy way, and who have jobs to benefit the body, including immune system and hormone functioning. The gut lining selectively absorbs nutrients from the contents passing through the digestive tract, and the rest continues on its way to be excreted from the body.
When the gut lining is inflamed, it’s like we have a bad gut neighbourhood. The good neighbours have left, and squatters have moved in. They don’t take care of the properties, and don’t contribute positively to their communities. Uninvited guests might break into houses and cause issues throughout the neighbourhood. In an unhealthy digestive system, there is often an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria or yeast that contributes to inflammation in the gut lining. We refer to this as ‘leaky gut syndrome’. This limits the digestive tract from carrying out its normal functions, resulting in symptoms throughout the body.
Leaky gut can be caused by antibiotic use, eating inflammatory and processed foods, some medications, contracting traveller’s diarrhea, prolonged stress. These factors can negatively alter the gut flora, resulting in inflammation in the digestive tract.
When our digestive tract is inflamed, we may experience bloating, gas, heartburn, nausea, abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, or mucous in the stool. If we have prolonged issues with our digestion, it leads to whole-body symptoms, including fatigue, anxiety, depression, frequent cold and flu, and inflammatory issues like eczema, acne, joint pain, and autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
GUT-FX is the ultimate formula to heal inflammation and restore our gut-neighbourhood. It provides the building blocks that your body needs to repair the lining of the intestinal tract. It contains herbs to reduce inflammation and soothe digestion, and probiotics to support a healthy gut flora. GUT-FX provides a well-rounded approach to supporting gut health, which improves our ability to absorb nutrients, eliminate toxins, balance the immune system and support neurological hormones.
Healthy digestion is the foundation of a healthy body, and a healthy colon plays a key role in your overall digestive health.
The colon has two primary functions. First, to help the body eliminate toxins and waste products. Second, the colon works to reabsorb water from the stool.
We should aim to have at least one easy-to-pass, fully evacuated bowel movement per day. If you are having infrequent, difficult-to-pass, or incompletely evacuated bowel movements, then you’re likely experiencing constipation. The causes of constipation are many, with dehydration, inflammation in the gut, unhealthy gut flora, stress, low-fibre diet, and a slow metabolism being common factors1.
The wave-like contractions and relaxations of muscles that move stool through the bowel is called peristalsis, and diminished peristaltic function can lead to constipation1. When stool sits in the colon for a long period of time, it re-absorbs too much water, making the stool dry, hard, and difficult to pass.
The concern with constipation is that it prevents the proper elimination of harmful waste products from the body. This causes autointoxication, where we reabsorb metabolites from the colon and it leads to a build-up of harmful toxins throughout the body. Constipation and autointoxication lead to symptoms of fatigue, hormonal issues, brain fog, low mood, acne, pain and bloating2.
Although we should strive to identify and fix the cause(s) of constipation, we may occasionally need additional support to keep our bowels moving regularly. GO-LAX gently and effectively relieves occasional constipation by stimulating the natural peristaltic action of the colon and drawing water into the bowel to soften stool. GO-LAX does not contain purgative herbs like senna and cascara sagrada, which can cause cramping, pain, and are more likely to cause laxative dependence.
Every day, new information emerges supporting the connection between living a long, healthy life and the lifestyle choices we make. And eating well is the foundation of healthy living. However, a growing field of research suggests that some of the parts of our diet that we cannot digest prebiotics, like MSPrebiotic and certain dietary fibres, could be almost as important as the foods that are digested. This is because some non-digestible parts of our diet can determine the composition of microbes in our gut also known as the microbiome - and this impacts our health.
MSPrebiotic is a Resistant Starch Prebiotic naturally extracted from potatoes and is the only resistant starch prebiotic processed and packaged in Canada. This single-ingredient flavourless powder contains 7g of insoluble fiber per 10g scoop and can be easily mixed into water, shake or smoothie. MSPrebiotic works quickly to improves digestion and supports regularity. It is clinically proven to stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria while reducing pathogens and increases energy (butyrate). Feed your own strains of good bacteria which is key! MSPrebiotic is Non GMO Project Certified, Certified Gluten Free, Glyphosate Residue Free, FODMAP Friendly, Vegan, Ketogenic Friendly and Nightshade Safe.
Regulate blood glucose levels
Provide short chain fatty acids, an important glucose-independent source of energy.