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Do you want to achieve the goals you’re working hard for? No doubt you’re eating a carefully calculated balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats to optimize your macronutrients while training. In order to maximize the benefits of your diet, supplements, and training you’ll have to improve your digestion. Enter 5% Nutrition and our Digestive Defender.
We’ve created a dual digestive formula that outclasses anything else like it! This is a genuine must-have supplement that can make a tremendous difference in your results. Digestive Defender consists of two powerful product formulas: Probio-75 and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES. They can be used in conjunction with one another, or separately, depending on your needs.
This is a powerful probiotic and prebiotic formula. A probiotic is a living organism that helps restore healthy bacteria in the gut. A prebiotic supports growth of healthy bacteria. Combined, these compounds dramatically improve gut health.
SL14™ Probiotics Blend – 75 Billion CFU (187.5mg)
A good probiotic formula is all about healthy bacteria. Probiotics support digestion, enhance the absorption of nutrients, and help prevent gastrointestinal problems. This branded ingredient is an exceptional blend that consists of: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, and Streptococcus thermophilus.
Fructooligosaccharides (Nutraflora® FB P-95) – 400 mg – This ingredient provides at least 95% of pure short-chain fructose called fructooligosaccharides, also known as “FOS”, a type of carbohydrate known as oligosaccharides. These chains are non-digestible prebiotic fibers that pass through the small intestine and support healthy bacteria in your digestive tract.(1)
Xylooligosaccharide (PreticX®) – 400mg – is a non-digestible xylooligosaccharide or “XOS” which has been clinically studied to help intestinal regularity and increase counts of bifidobacteria in the colon. This supports gut health and normal metabolism.(2)
Gut Health Blend
This powerful blend consists of three effective ingredients:
Ginger Root Extract – 50mg – This is a plant with an extended history in traditional medicines. The active ingredient is gingerol. It supports digestion, eases occasional stomach upset.(3)
Licorice Root Extract 4:1 – 50mg – Here’s an ingredient that’s one of the oldest remedies in the world. One of the most common uses of this plant is to ease an upset stomach.(4)
Peppermint Powder – 25mg – This popular ingredient has a long history of treating digestive ailments. These include indigestion, gas, and bloating. The combination of these three natural ingredients has a powerful synergistic effect on your digestive health.(5)
This outstanding product is a full spectrum digestive enzyme complex. Digestive Enzymes features full disclosure labeling and exceptional dosing. This formula packs 7 blends including:
Dynamic Digestion Blend
Betaine Hydrochloride – 100mg – Betaine is known by many names. Betaine Anhydrous is currently popular as an effective power and strength ingredient. It’s similar to creatine and pulls water into the muscles the same way creatine does. Then there’s betaine hydrochloride. This form of betaine promotes normal protein digestion. It also promotes normal gastric pH and improves the absorption of several important minerals that include iron, calcium, and B12.(6)
Ox Bile – 100mg – The liver produces bile to assist in the breakdown of fats. It also supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Protein Breakdown Blend
This powerful blend of four digestive enzymes optimizes protein digestion and we know protein is key for bodybuilders, powerlifters, and anyone else who trains hard. Let’s look at what makes up this impressive blend:
Protease (13,478 HUT) – 152mg – A group of enzymes whose sole function is to break down protein.(7)
Bromelain (360 GDU) – 150mg – Another group of enzymes that comes from the stem of pineapple fruit. Sometimes called pineapple enzyme, this ingredient helps the body digest protein.(8)
Pancreatin (1,625 USP) – 65mg – The primary function of this enzyme is to support the breakdown of food. This includes carbohydrates and fats, as well as protein.(9)
Papain (3.25 TU) – 65mg – Also known as papaya enzymes, this is another enzyme that breaks down protein into smaller particles to be used by the body.(10)
Of course, there’s more to a hardcore diet than protein—we need quality carbohydrates and healthy fats. Slower-absorbing carbs should be your primary intake but we also need simple carbs for just before your workout. That means you need optimal digestion of those carbs.
Amylase (9,31 DU) – 108mg – A digestive enzyme that breaks down carbs for more efficient digestion and absorption.(11)
Healthy fats have a variety of roles in the body. While you want to avoid some fats, you also want to consume healthy fats such as nuts, cheese, and fatty fish. You’ll want the most efficient digestion possible to get the maximum benefits from your intake of it.
Lipase (348 FIP) – 70mg – This enzyme improves the digestion of fat. Lipase breaks fats down into more water-soluble compounds to help the body use fats more efficiently.(8)
High-fiber foods are more filling to help keep you satiated longer. We’ve included an enzyme to help digest fiber.
Cellulase (130 CU) – 26mg – This enzyme is actually a complex carbohydrate. It helps break down the plant fiber we eat into polysaccharides. The body then uses this compound or expels it.(12)
Milk Sugar (Lactose) Breakdown
Many people love dairy products yet can’t digest lactose, the sugar commonly found in such foods as milk or yogurt. This causes many people to avoid dairy products altogether.
Lactase (174 ALU) – 43mg – This enzyme breaks down lactose into simpler compounds the body can digest.(13)
Digest Best Blend – 190mg
This blend of compounds works together to enhance digestion and relieve digestive issues. This blend includes Ginger Root, Turmeric Powder, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract, and Artichoke Leaf Powder.
Good digestion is essential to getting the most out of your dietary plan and supplementation. Be sure to take Digestive Defender and maximize your hard work, today!