What is it?
A natural protease enzyme extracted from organic kiwi fruit.
Why Kiwi Fruit?
Kiwi has a high level of actinidin, a protease enzyme that mimics the natural enzyme pepsin. Naturally occurring high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and essential fatty acids. (68% alpha linolenic acid = an omega-3 EFA, and a precursor to EPA and DHA)
What is it for?
Can help solve the problems caused by digestive dysfunction.
What is digestive dysfunction?
Reduced enzyme activity in the stomach (mainly pepsin) caused by an incorrect balance of bacterial activity, resulting in undigested or partly digested foods passing through the body.
Why does it occur?
Friendly bacteria (acidophilus and bifidus) are reduced by preservatives in the food, antibiotics and poor diet.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms range from heartburn and gastric reflux to feeling bloated and constipation. More importantly, digestion is the process of processing and metabolising nutrients and energy from food. Poor digestion can therefore lead to a multitude of more serious problems ranging from simple tiredness to nutrient deficiency. There are also many studies indicating that high levels of undigested protein (from red meat in particular) is a major cause of bowel cancer.
What are the drawbacks?
None! Unlike antacids and laxatives which treat the symptoms, Kiwi Extract solves the cause of the problem: poor digestion. If you can drink orange juice, you can take Kiwi Extract with no side effects.
Why not just eat yoghurts or take probiotics?
This only boosts the levels of acidophilus and bipods bacteria in the stomach and gut. If the pH is too high in the stomach, or the balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria is too extreme they will take a long time to improve the situation, if at all. Kiwi Extract takes the strain off the bacteria by providing enzyme activity directly, effectively "cutting out the middleman".
Who should take Kiwi Extract?
People with IBS, constipation and indigestion. The elderly, incapacitated or wheelchair bound. Patients on chemotherapy and sufferers of all forms of gastroenterological problems.